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how to undo "open" command in windows

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  1. timmeke_nr2

    timmeke_nr2 Thread Starter

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    I hope my explication will be clear enough:

    I have this small home made program which generates some .ref files.
    I almost always look at this .ref files with notepad:

    double click ("open with...")
    select notepad
    disable the "always open with..." option
    ok

    accidently i didn't disable the "always open with" option
    consequence: every .ref is opened automatically with notepad, but I don't want that
    How can I undo this?

    thank you in advance!
     
  2. stod73

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    Hold down the shift key, right click on a .ref file and select "Open with". Select the program from the list that you do want the .ref files to open with and set "Always use this program toopen these files" check box
     
  3. Squashman

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    Open up Windows Explorer and click Tools > Folder Options. If you just want to get rid of it completely you can just delete if from within there or edit the function by clicking the Advanced button.
     

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  4. timmeke_nr2

    timmeke_nr2 Thread Starter

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    thx stod73, but I have to undo the thing because the little program tends to crash sometimes if a program is attached to the .ref

    lwdsquashman, thx ur answer is what i'm looking for, but my windows (explorer) version is not good enough to do that:
    i click Tools (outils (french)) but then i don't have the Folder Options.
    the version here on the computers is windows nt 4.0


    thx in advance
     
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  6. timmeke_nr2

    timmeke_nr2 Thread Starter

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    i couldn't find my .ref in that list :(

    thx anyway
     
  7. timmeke_nr2

    timmeke_nr2 Thread Starter

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    what I'm looking for is to "undo"(!) the "always open with" click. I don't want to change the program with which windows will open the .ref
     
  8. Gram123

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    On some versions of Windows instead of Tools > Folder Options, it will be under the View menu: View > Folder Options.

    HTH
     
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