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How to open a file


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#1 buckshotdad1960

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 06:28 PM

I downloaded a windows installer file to my desk top. Its set to open in registry. Its not a registry file. How do I find the program it was made to be opened with and how do I change it to that. It seems alot of my files are set to the wrong opening program.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:29 AM

What is the file extension (.whatever)?

To change the application with which a file (or file type) opens itself, it is necessary to change the file association.

The link below will provide the steps to change the file association (it was written specifically for picture files, but the process is the same for any kind of file type):

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40808/how-to-change-which-application-opens-your-pictures/

Hope this helps.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:21 AM

John, your a good guy, I don't care what anyone says! LOL That took care of the problem thank you very much! :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:49 AM

John, your a good guy, I don't care what anyone says! LOL That took care of the problem thank you very much! :thumbsup:


Well thats obvious to an avid Win98SE user but you aren't are you? In fact you hate Win98SE. There are other ways to do John's tip. You never told us what the file extension was, we only get half the story from you. :flowers:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:41 PM

John, your a good guy, I don't care what anyone says! LOL That took care of the problem thank you very much! :flowers:


Well thats obvious to an avid Win98SE user but you aren't are you? In fact you hate Win98SE. There are other ways to do John's tip. You never told us what the file extension was, we only get half the story from you. :trumpet:



Did that Dingo eat yor baby! LOL
Someoneís grumpy today!

1776!
We won!
You lost!
Get over it!

And thatís the whole story! LOL :inlove: :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:55 PM

John, your a good guy, I don't care what anyone says! LOL That took care of the problem thank you very much! :flowers:


Well thats obvious to an avid Win98SE user but you aren't are you? In fact you hate Win98SE. There are other ways to do John's tip. You never told us what the file extension was, we only get half the story from you. :trumpet:



Did that Dingo eat yor baby! LOL
Someoneís grumpy today!

1776!
We won!
You lost!
Get over it!

And thatís the whole story! LOL :inlove: :thumbsup:


You know I'm just mess'in with ya! I don't think I even knew the file exstension!

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:04 PM

He told it was a Windows insaller : possibly an EXE or MSI file.

Am I the only James Bond around?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:17 PM

He told it was a Windows insaller : possibly an EXE or MSI file.

Am I the only James Bond around?


THANK YOU ROMEO! LOL :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:29 AM

He told it was a Windows insaller : possibly an EXE or MSI file.


I know that but I'm just testing buckshotdad. I'm sure I've ran msi files on my system. :thumbsup:

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