Fix File Association From Command Line (XP)??

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ibm37

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HI,
Just spotted this tip on some internet site, thought it was a good one and tried it, but does not work? Basically I tried this with my wav files, but when pressing OK says **File association not found for extension WAV**?? I assume I do enter the = symbol as well ..can anyone help advise? TA

Fix file associations from the Command Line:

Did you leave the Always Use This Program To Open This File option turned on? Do you want to change it back so it prompts you to specify a program each time? To delete the association with that file type, at the command prompt enter the command ASSOC.EXT= [where .EXT specifies the extension of the file type whose association you want to delete (e.g., .WAV for wave files)].
Now whenever you double-click on the file of that type, the system will ask you what program you want to use to open
the file.
 

ibm37

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I did..?
When I try this without the = sign, then it tells me which application a certain file is located to. Just done a test with jpg, and this shows as Photoshop, all ok with that. But I assume with the = added, then this should restore the file to the default status?? so when trying jpg receive same error File association not found for extension JPG
 
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