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Jarrad

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Is there a place in windows where you can view all known filetypes and the programs that are associated with each? The problem I'm having is this:

I have both "Firefox" and "Avant Browser" installed on my computer. While I have Firefox set as my default browser, whenever I click on a link in an e-mail or instant message, Avant will always be the one to open the site. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

EAFiedler

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Hi Jarrad

For Windows XP
Open My Computer,
Tools > Folder Options > File Types tab

I don't use avant so I can only guess the executable is named avant.exe.

What e-mail program are you using?

This is what my file types look like using Windows XP with Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
  • URL:File Transfer Protocol
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" %1
  • URL:Gopher Protocol
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
  • URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
  • URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
  • URL:MailTo Protocol
    "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /mailurl:%1

Using my setup as a template, where I have iexplore.exe browse to the avant.exe program.
For the URL:MailTo Protocol check it to verify your default messaging program is specified.

You might consider making a restore point or actually writing down what settings you have before making any changes, in case of unexpected/undesired results.

Let us know what happens.
 

Jarrad

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Thanks. Firefox already had an entry in each one of those. I just had to set it as the default.
 
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