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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SilverSurf, Jul 3, 2014.

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  1. SilverSurf

    SilverSurf Thread Starter

    Jun 6, 2010
    Hello All

    A few of my files have been changed to the VLC icon, is there a Utility to correct this kind of thing?

    Regards SilverSurf
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

    Jul 9, 2008
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    Hello SilverSurf,

    Set Default Programs
    • Click Start.
    • Click Control Panel.
    • Click Default Programs.
    • Click Set Default Programs.
    • Choose what program(s) you want to set as default for all files and protocols it can open.

    For what it's worth, I love VLC. It is much more compatible than just about any other media player out there, and also has some abilities to rebuild corrupted files.
  3. throoper

    throoper Trusted Advisor

    Jan 20, 2007
    Is this on Win 7 or XP?
    If Win 7, follow Cody's instructions to change the default program.
    If XP, Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>File types tab.
    Find the File type you want to change and select it and click "Change".
    If you want VLC as the default, but want a different icon for that File Type, click "Advanced" and click "Change Icon" instead.
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