OS: XP Pro
I have an external drive where I have several programs installed to keep my laptop empty of those programs I do not use very often. One of those, VLC, was pinned to the Start Menu. For whatever reason, the drive letter to the external drive was changed, so I had to browse for the VLC program again. However, I didn't notice the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" was checked when I did so.
Every *.exe file is now associated with VLC.
I can right-click & choose "Open" & the exe's will run normally. However, if I just click, for example, Excel, VLC opens instead. When I right-click on "My Computer" & select properties, the same thing happens.
The first item of the right-click menu is "Play with VLC". I think that is part of the issue(?), but have no idea how to correct it.
Another sticky widget is this: in the "Tools/Folder Options - File types", my *.bin files seem to be associated with VLC as well. At least, VLC's icon is next to 'BIN' in the list. Is this perhaps part of the same issue?
Files will open normally. In other words, if I click a Word document, Word will open it, not VLC. It's only the executables I'm having issues with.
It's not a big deal since everything in genereal runs as it should, but it's certainly an itch I'd like to stop scratching.
Thanks in advance for your advice,
Edited by Thane, 15 February 2009 - 10:02 AM.