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Under "Open With", "Choose Program" fails.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DrHow, May 26, 2011.

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    If the default program for an extension is wrong, I find it most natural to change it using the 'Choose Program' option on the 'Open With' menu from the context menu for the file. However, that stopped working correctly a few weeks ago. It is supposed to bring up a dialogue that allows one to choose another program and, optionally, to make that be the new default for the file type. However, what is happening now is that it goes ahead and invokes an irrelevant program (the Emacs text editor) which cannot handle the file. I never see the 'Choose Program' dialogue.

    (E.g., I am trying to open a video file with a different player, and, when I click 'Choose Program', it immediately hands the file to Emacs, rather than giving me the chance to say I want to use VLC. (Fortunately, Emacs realizes that the file is too big for anything it can normally do and awaits verification before actually trying.))

    I know I can still modify the association using Folder Options; but I would rather get 'Choose Program' working again if anyone can show me how.

    Running Windows XP Home SP3 on a dual-core AMD Athlon computer with AMD 960G for graphics. (I think the TSG SysInfo would be overkill for this issue; but I will provide it in a reply if someone thinks it could help.)
     
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