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Mistakedly Associated All .bak Files To Open In Notepad


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#1 jtypeb

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:49 PM

Cheers:

I was trying to open boot.bak from the windows directory into notepad. Instead of right clicking and choosing 'open with' I right clicked, chose properties and chose to 'open with notepad'. As I was clicking OK I saw the greyed out check box with the 'open all file types like this with' Or some such verbage. Anyway, the box was checked...Too late...The deed is done. I have no idea how many of these files I have, nor do I know how I made them to begin with. I do know they are all now set to open with notepad instead of what they were to open with originally. I remember with the boot.bak file, the dialog box said 'Opens with...an unknown application' or something like that. Of course, that was before I changed it.

What are the unintended consequences of my foolishness and how can I fix it?

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:08 PM

Hello jtypeb,

I did the same thing not to long ago with a different kind of file. shibumi provided the solution for me. Here is the link to the thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/125840/file-opening-program-association/

The computer likely produced the .bak file on its own. That extension is used for backup files. Many programs and computer processes automatically generate these files.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:47 PM

Thanks so much. That appears to have worked!!

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:51 PM

You're welcome jtypeb. I'm glad it worked.
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