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Fix File Association From Command Line (XP)??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ibm37, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. ibm37

    ibm37 Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. Miz

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    Did you type the dot in front of "wav"?
     
  3. ibm37

    ibm37 Thread Starter

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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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