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Can't Change Back Program Association


I was changing the program association on .pdf in programs "make a file type always open in a specific program" and mistakenly changed the current default to windows contacts instead of adobe reader 9. 3. Now i can't change back using change select close as instructed. How can i fix this. I have removed adobe and reinstalled, rebooted etc.

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Cannot Change File Association

I was stupid enough to set a . Nut file to automatically open with cmd.exe (trying to use squirral to script for left 4 dead 2) and now i cannot reverse my idiotic mistake, anyone got any ideas? I have tried right clicking and going to properties, default program is not there, i can manually open it with notepad by right clicking and clicking open with. But the "always open with this program" box is disabled. I have also tried to change it through control panel/set associations but still
No luck. :( Anyone got any ideas?


Posted On: 2010-05-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Change File Association

So i'll explain my problem: i upgraded my computer from vista to 7. I then had a problem with a corrupted profile, so i had to create a new one and transfer all my files, and i'm thinking that the problem i've got here is related.

The fact is that i'm unable to change files types associations, but if i make it from the program i'd like to open files with, it works. Here is how i'm doing it (i just don't want one of those stupid answer where someone will try to teach me how to do it the usual way):

-Right click on the file
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#The problem exists only if the program i want to set as default isn't in the list of programs appearing at this step

- I click browse
- I browse, and select my file.exe
- "Always utilize this program blablabla" is ticked

#At this point, my program hasn't appeared in the list and i haven't a clue why, so another one is selected in blue.

- And finally i hit ok, and the previous default program is launched, and yet i'm irritated.
I looked for answers on the internet, and it appears that i'm experiencing this because during my new installations, my programs aren't registered normally in hkey_classses_roots, but i'm not so comfortable changing registry, and i'd have to register each one of my programs. So i'm looking for a way to do them altogether.

I also think that it is a permissions problem, but i've got only one user and one account. And it's an administrator one! Thanks to everyone that will give me an answer or at least a hint on this bug!
 


Posted On: 2010-04-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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No program will work. They all somehow think they're pdf's. I've tried to go into control panel and fix 'associations' but ".exe" isn't an available choice. I need to read pdf's for work, but my son keeps uninstalling acrobat so that programs will work in his account, very frustrating. Ideas?


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Posted On: 2010-07-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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