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*** File associations ***

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DRGW, Jun 25, 2007.

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  1. DRGW

    DRGW Thread Starter

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    Oops.

    I have been playing with settings on my PC and have set-up a file association in error.

    The file in question doesn't need a file association set up i.e it doesn't need a program to open it.

    How can I correct what I have done?

    Thanks
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Select the file, right mouse, open with, Choose Program, select the one required, select Always use this program ...., OK your way out.
     
  3. bonk

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    Click Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore and Restore to a date before you change the file Associations
     
  4. DRGW

    DRGW Thread Starter

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    WhitPhil thanks for your reply. I don't need a program to open the file though. .

    bonk will doing what you suggest affect anything else I have done on my computer? What does system restore actually do? Will I have to back up programs first etc?
     
  5. bonk

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    You won't lose any data...but any programs you installed after the paticular date will have to be reinstalled.
     
  6. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    I'm not sure what your exact problem is?

    Is it that you HAVE linked a program to a specific file extension that you want to get rid of?

    Doing a restore will undo the change.

    Or, just leave it alone. Nothing is going to happen unless you accidentally double click on a file with that extension and {program X} will run and try to open it. Other than that, there are no other side affects.
     
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