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Can't Set Default Program


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#1 Bryan Brewster

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:40 PM

Hi,


We use an in house program that resides on the user's Windows profile directory, and works with a custom file type. Normally I just associate a file with the correct extension ( .alc ) to the in house program via the file properties dialog in the Windows GUI without any trouble.

I have a user who changed the default program to Adobe Reader, and I am now unable to change the default program back to the one that is actually supposed to be used to open this file type. I can select the correct .exe file via the file properties dialog, but now it doesn't allow me to set our in-house .exe to as the program it should be opened with.

I also tried deleting each instance of the .alc file type from the registry ( After setting a restore point, of course.) which removes the association with Adobe Reader, but I am still unable to associate it with the correct exe.

At this point, I've run out of ideas for things to try, and would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:12 PM

You may download exe - Executable application files and run it from Here .

#3 Bryan Brewster

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 05:38 PM

Thanks for the info. It didn't quite do the trick, but I used the content of one of the .reg files to track down the registry key I needed to edit to set the correct exe to open the program.

The key was HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\alc_auto_file\shell\open\command

The value I used to fix the problem was basically "%userprofile%\location\of\exe\file.exe" "%1"




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