Windows Default Programs File Associations

Hi, was hoping someone could give me some direction.

I cant seem to change default file associations.

I can browse to the folder/file i want, but the change doesn't take.

the "Always use the selected program to open .." box is set and grayed out.

when im logged in as admin or using my credentials, it works fine,
but when i log in with the  users credentials, it doesn't work..

I'm basically attempting to associate .jnlp files with Javaws.exe.

in ALL USER PROFILES, .JNLP IS CORRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH
JAVAWS.EXE.   HOWEVER, FOR THIS ONE USER, I AM UNABLE TO
SET THE ASSOCIATION OF .JNLP FILES TO OPEN WITH javaws.exe
GST-GRIDTECHAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Since it all works in your admin profile, I suggest you set up a new, test Windows User Profile (Account). Log into the new Windows Account and test associations in the new account. Does that work?
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GST-GRIDTECHAuthor Commented:
when i log is as ANY other domain user, for 1st time or a few times.
I'm able to open Default Programs, click on file Associations and make changes.

for the SPECIFIC user  I'm having the problem with, the association is
incorrect.

I can browse to the correct folder/file but the change i made/want doesn't
take or stay.  seems t ONLY be effecting thin ONE specific user on this PC..
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So then it appears to a damaged profile and not the operating system.

Back up the information in the profile, delete it (Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings). Restart the computer and make a new Windows Account for the user.
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GST-GRIDTECHAuthor Commented:
this is what i was hoping to be able to avoid.

The user has so much in his profile, to have to delete
it and start from scratch is a big problem.

is there a way in which i could edit the registry so the
correct association is set for the user when he logs on???

or some sort of profile re-pair utility / checker..???
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have not seen any way to repair a damaged profile. Sorry. I think replacing the profile is what you need to do.
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GST-GRIDTECHAuthor Commented:
Turns OUT this was due to Malware.
Malware Bytes cleared it ALL up..
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GST-GRIDTECHAuthor Commented:
Further investigation revealed Malware..
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