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[Resolved] Downloading files from the net. {image type association}

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  1. Gill

    Gill Thread Starter

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    Can someone please help!
    When I download files of the internet, after its downloaded I get the message "cannot open file, file is corrupted or is not a valid "Dr Watson log file"
    I had no problems until I let my young daughter try to download a desk top theme.
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi Gill,

    Welcome to the board!

    This is odd. Does this happen with all files you download? Independent of the extension? Or does it happen mainly with *.exe-files

    And do you get this error when you doubleclick it?
     
  3. Gill

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    Thanks for the reply Tony;

    I'll try to explain more clearly how the problem occured.
    My daughter downloaded a desk top theme, after the theme downloaded, a box came up, that said "click on the programme you wish to use to open the file" or something like that! And my daughter clicked on the DR Watson programme, so now ever time we try to download a desk top theme etc we get the message "An error occured while loading the file..................the file is damaged or not a valid DR Watson log file"

    Yours hopefully
    Gill
     
  4. TonyKlein

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    I understand.

    You just need to change the way Windows opens this file type. What is it? A *.bmp file.

    Download and run http://www.aumha.org/downloads/thumnail.reg .

    This is the general fix to restore Windows file associations for a dozen different image types.

    Good luck,
     
  5. Gill

    Gill Thread Starter

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    I clicked on the link, Tony and the file downloaded, what do I do now!

    I'm new to internet so don't understand many technical terms!

    GILL
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Just doubleclick it, and answer 'yes' when your asked whether you want the contents of the reg file added to your registry.
    Afterwards, reboot.

    Good luck,
     
  7. Gill

    Gill Thread Starter

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    Thanks Tony. It seems to have worked
    Daughter is very pleased with her desk top theme I managed to download, after taking your advice.

    Thanks again

    Gill
     
  8. TonyKlein

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    You're welcome! :)

    Glad it did the trick.
     
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