With respect to the last post in http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Inventor/We
This process is interesting to me, as I have a slight problem that is registry-related, I think. In Windows (7) Explorer, all my inv icons are the same (ipt, iam and idw), and i do not have Inventor-specific context menu when I right- click an inventor file. (ie no access to iProps, no Pack and Go, etc within WinExplorer.)
My machine has IV 2010 for production, and IV2014 for trials, stress analyses etc. I uninstalled IV2012 after installing 2014, and I think it was somewhere around this time that things went bad.
Does anyone agree with my thinking that a registy cleanup will fix things for me? If so, can someone step through the process for me please?
Several things you can try:
1. run as administrator (right-click on inventor icon)
2. go to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 20xx\Bin and execute DtDv.exe
3. Change file association through windows configuration > standard programs
4. not sure if this helps, but topic has registry instructions: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-General/Inv
You might have some luck with repairing the Inventor installation. Access it via Start > Control Panel > Programs [if Category mode is active] > Programs and Features > Autodesk Inventor 2014 > Repair.
In case that doesn't work, could you post a screenshot of the incorrect icons? It might give a clue as to what's causing the conflict.
Autodesk Inventor Platform Team