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Jellyfish66

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I was downloading files and accidentally clicked "open with photos" so now all my files I download can't be used. Example, CC for games like Sims 4. How do I change it back?
 

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Hi and welcome to TSG.

Try right-clicking one of the files > Open with > Choose default program > then select or browse to the correct program in the new window and make sure the 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file' box is ticked and open the file.
 

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My issue is I am not sure what to open it with. It is just a file. Not a picture or a link. :S
 

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What version of Windows are you using ? I'm guessing it's 10 but want to make sure before proceeding.
 

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Ok assuming it is 10 try this :- Right-click on Start > Apps and Features > Default Apps > Reset button

That will rest all the files to open with the default application. You may have to re-select any changes you made, like the default browser, afterwards
 

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Ok assuming it is 10 try this :- Right-click on Start > Apps and Features > Default Apps > Reset button

That will rest all the files to open with the default application. You may have to re-select any changes you made, like the default browser, afterwards
I have tried this and it did not work
 

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Ok, right click one of the files that won't open > Properties > General tab, what is shown by Type of file ?
 

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See if you can open the file from within the Sims game. If not click the Change button as in your picture and browse to the Sims folder and select each .exe file until one works. If you can't see any files ending with .exe open File Explorer click View > Options > in the new Folder Options window click View tab > Untick Hide extensions for known file types then OK. The .exe files should be visible now if you close then open File Explorer.
 
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