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Opened a file with word pad now all are word pad files!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Threewide83, Oct 11, 2007.

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  1. Threewide83

    Threewide83 Thread Starter

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    Hello i have a dell with widow's XP 2000 and have a little problem!!

    I have a game called NASCAR Racing 2003 season and the car files are named as follows:

    Example: chevy.cup.car... the file ext is .car

    I wanted to open a file with this name so i opened it with wordpad and after doing so
    every file with the ext ".car" is now in wordpad form how do i undo this
    "WITHOUT" system restore!!

    PLEASE HELP!! :(


    Thank you!


    Threewide83
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Right Click > Properties > On the General tab Click on 'Change' > Select the Recommended programs you want to open it With ..

    On the Bottom .. Check .. 'Always use the Selected Program to open this kind of File'
     
  3. Threewide83

    Threewide83 Thread Starter

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    But a program wasn't set originally to open ".car" files....:confused:

    When left clicking to open it it says microsoft needs to know "What Program Created it"
    and i got this tip that said you can open files in word/notepad?

    Should i of did "undo" in the original file i opened with wordpad?

    Probably have to do a system restore! :rolleyes:
     
  4. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    Hi Threewide83

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    Open My Computer or the Control Panel:
    Tools > Folder Options > File Types tab
    Scroll down to the CAR extension, select it and delete it.
    The .car extension will no longer be associated with Wordpad or any other program.

    Let us know if that works for you or not.
     
  5. Threewide83

    Threewide83 Thread Starter

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    Well you're 2 min to late or i am two min to anxious....:rolleyes: :)

    I went ahead and did the restore and everything is back to the way i had a few days ago but..... you along with someone else showed me the exact same thing of what to do a few
    minutes shy of me doing the restore.... o-well.

    Now i have kind of a follow up ?

    System restore takes up memory to do a restore if i were to undo the restore and go try
    what you have posted would it take memory again to "undo the system restore"?


    Thanks anyways for help with my problem you have a great tech site here and may be
    pretty useful down the road!! (y) :D
     
  6. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    System Restore uses hard drive space.
    The maximum amount of space it can use can be viewed and or adjusted by Right clicking My Computer > Properties > System Restore tab
    The less space you give it, the fewer the Restore points and vice versa.

    Did you mean, "If I undo, Undo System Restore?"
    Yes, another "Restore Operation" point will be created. If the new Restore Operation exceeds the allowed disk space older Restore Point(s) will be dropped to accomodate the new Restore Point.

    How the System Restore Tool Handles Hard-Disk Space Usage

    You can reassociate the .car extension files with Word Pad again, then just delete the extension under the File Types tab, without having to rerun System Restore.
     
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