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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by starfire, Nov 11, 2001.

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  1. starfire

    starfire Thread Starter

    Nov 11, 2001
    Here is my problem. About two months ago I acquired a second hand computer with a windows98 operating system.Here is what happened. I downloaded a file from the internet to the floppy disk. When I went to read it, I clicked the my computer icon. Then I clicked on the floppy drive icon, and then I clicked open from the drop down menu. When I did this a window opened that asked me what file I wanted to use to open the file on the floppy disk. I wasn't sure what to do so I clicked on the font file from the choices available. When I did this the first window closed and a second window opened that said "this is not a valid font file." Now it displays this statement every time I try to open any downloaded file from the harddrive or floppy disk. How can I get back into the first window to delete the font command and what command should I put in its place. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  2. Paul Nagel

    Paul Nagel

    Sep 19, 1999
    What was the file extension of the file you downloaded? How about the extension of the other files you try to open? If you figure that out, you can then re-associate the file extension with the program normally used to open it and eliminate the problem. When you find the problem file type, open Windows Explorer, find a file with that extension, single left click on it to highlight it, hold down the Shift key while single right clicking on the file. This should open a drop down list with the option of OPEN WITH which you select. If you know what program is used to open the file extension, scroll down the list and select the program and making sure the box on the bottom left, "always use this program etc.." is checked and hit OK. If you dont know the program but know the extension, post back with that information.
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