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selected "open with"and now all the files of that kind open that way

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by prowler351, Feb 15, 2003.

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  1. prowler351

    prowler351 Thread Starter

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    i was downloading some tv shows named whatevergoeshere.dat files until their done downloading which they then become video files after they finish downloading but i right clicked one and chose "open with">>choose program>>windows media player" before it was done downloading and now all my srthsgf.dat files that were downloading have smaller windows media player signs on them,even the software programs i was downloading. is there any way i can reverse the damage other than perhaps system restore? ive tweaked my computer a great deal since its last save point and would not like to redo it if i dont have to.

    thanks for any help,i know it doesnt hurt anything but it being like that just bugs me
     
  2. The_Egg

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    Right click the dat.reg.txt attachment below, select "save target as"
    Save the file somewhere safe, eg. desktop

    First, go to:
    Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View tab
    Make sure "hide extensions for known file types" is NOT checkmarked.

    Now, right click the saved file,
    select "rename"
    Remove the .txt section at the end, so the file now becomes:
    dat.reg

    You should see the icon change to a Registry file icon.

    Now simply double click this dat.reg file to merge it into your registry.

    You may need to reboot for changes to take effect.
     

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    :) thanks, it worked great
     
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