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Solved: Any way to totally erase a file association, leaving no association?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by marie500, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. marie500

    marie500 Thread Starter

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    Can I totally remove a file association so that type of file once again has no association set? I set some dat files to open with WMP which was fine for my purposes then but later changed them to mpeg files and so don't need to keep that dat file association anymore. I want to get the dat files back to having no particular program assigned to open them. All I can do now is change it to other programs which isn't what I want. Any way to start with a clean slate again? (I guess I could change the dat icon so I can tell what they are if there's not a way to unassociate them.) Dat files have always kind of spooked me, I want to be sure people don't click them thinking they'll play a vcd.
     
  2. Deathblow

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    Go into file association and delete the one you want to get rid of. It's under folder options/file types in control panel or under tools in my computer.
     
  3. marie500

    marie500 Thread Starter

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    Thank you, it's done!
     
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