uninstall and Windows file associations

Trent Mick trentm at activestate.com
Thu Nov 2 21:21:00 CET 2006

Roger Miller wrote:
> When I installed Python 2.5 (on Windows XP) I left 2.4 in place "just
> in case". Today I decided to remove it. However after doing so (from
> the control panel) I found that Windows no longer knows about the
> Python file types and associations. Is this behavior expected, or was
> there something wrong with my installation? Is there a way to restore
> the file associations, short of reinstalling 2.5 or manually editing
> them?

ActivePython handles that case by providing a "Repair" functionality in the 
installer. I'm not sure if the python.org Windows installer has that 
functionality (it probably does). Just try invoking the .msi file again.

And, as Neil said, you can just reinstall.


Trent Mick
trentm at activestate.com

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