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#1 mearow

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:14 PM

First off, this is not mearow, this is her son. She's allowing me to use her username for a small time since I've messed up my computer.
Normally I save .swf files to my computer so I may access them at a later date.
However, I've only been saving them as .lnk files so it needs internet access.
While choosing to open it with firefox, I also checked "Always use this file"
Now I can no longer open ANY lnk file because it will always open new firefox tabs over and over and over again that lead nowhere.
Can anyone tell me how to reserve this change so I can properly access downloads again?

EDIT: It might be more useful if you know what I'm using.

Windows Vista Dell inspiron 530S

Edited by mearow, 01 January 2010 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:27 PM

Try this article:

How do I changefile associations in Vista

Let me know if this fixes the problem!!!

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#3 mearow

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:49 PM

Try this article:

How do I changefile associations in Vista

Let me know if this fixes the problem!!!


It didn't... and it did.
I can change it to where It will open in another program, but it will still use that program as an absolute.
HOWEVER, .lnk doesn't apply, It only does this for .SWF now, .lnk is opened with an unknown application, so I was able to seperate the .lnk and .swf association.
Now only .swf files on my computer will no longer open correctly. I can now download again.
However, if this keeps up, I can never use .swf files again.

Now that I can change the file type, is there a way I can force it to ask if I want to open a file with mozilla or SAVE the file?

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:21 PM

To Fix that you will need to:

Chage the File Associations in Firefox

That should fix the problem of not opening the files your asking for!!

Edited by GamerX, 01 January 2010 - 04:24 PM.

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#5 mearow

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:41 PM

To Fix that you will need to:

Chage the File Associations in Firefox

That should fix the problem of not opening the files your asking for!!


Found something while searching.
Although it doesn't seem to be working, I'm not the only one.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=218257

To reiterate: It opens the file, but it does it in a loop of opening new tabs which then queries another tab to open that does the same thing.

Edited by mearow, 01 January 2010 - 04:42 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:30 PM

To Fix that you will need to:

Chage the File Associations in Firefox

That should fix the problem of not opening the files your asking for!!


Found something while searching.
Although it doesn't seem to be working, I'm not the only one.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=218257

To reiterate: It opens the file, but it does it in a loop of opening new tabs which then queries another tab to open that does the same thing.



With this being a Broswer problem now, I would suggest asking this in:

Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications

Don't get me wrong but I am no browser expert, I know some stuff about it but I know I can't help you any further. I hope you understand!!!

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