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Old 10th December 2005   #1
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I Forgot to uncheck "always use this program to open.."


Due to my extremely quick and nimble fingers i did not Uncheck the box "always use this program to open this type of file". Now i forgot how to undo it!................help.

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Right click on a file of the type you want to change, go to Open With and then click on "Choose Program."

Select the program you want to open the file, check the "Always use..." click OK.

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I did what you said (rt. click,open, choose program)..the problem is that i chose the wrong program and i would like to revert to the original choice as all similar files now open to this wrong choice by default.

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In Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > File Types and scroll down to the file extension you changed. Highlight the extension and you should see the program currently associated with it - hit the change button and select a default from the list. Uncheck the always use box before exiting.

Basicall what Miz posted - another way to it.

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ok,
i'm real close to my objective...i know about changing the program from the list, but what i'm trying to do is change it back to where the icon is the generic one and when you click on it the windows dialog box opens and says "windows cannot open the file...do you want to search the internet or choose one" etc. thanks


>>>I deleted some of the registry associated with the file and re-created a new file...now everythings back to normal.<<<


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but what i'm trying to do is change it back to where the icon is the generic one and when you click on it the windows dialog box opens and says "windows cannot open the file...do you want to search the internet or choose one" etc
Hmm - don't think you mentioned that was your objective at the outset

Anyway, glad to hear you have solved the problem.

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I was hoping that returning to the original format would be one of the choices.
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You can remove any associations for any file type by simply going into the file types dialog, click on the file type to highlight it and then click on the delete button. I thought I'd mention this in case you used regedit to do it. Regedit is fine but this way is safer.

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Thanks,
it was a nokia cellphone backup file so i wasn't concerned with messing up the windows registry.

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