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Q: how can i change Win7 default Explorer program to .....

Hi all, with help from the team here i have now got rid of Libraries once and for all, thanks.

Now i have found a far better Explorer program, that i want to use all the time, so sometimes when i click on some things, UP POPS the original Windows Explorer program which i dont want.

It is probably common knowledge that it IS easy to change the Default Browser program and/or the Default Email Program, is it possible to change the Default Explorer program ?, please.

the Program i am using is called XYplorer and i can thoroughly recomend it, particularly if i know how to change it to the default.


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A: how can i change Win7 default Explorer program to .....

Did you try in "Set default programs" (second to the last entry).

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I searched the site for a while and couldn't find an answer.... so I decided to post my question... sorry if this has been asked before.

Somehow every .IFO file on my computer (using XP) has been set to open with notepad as the default.... these files were from movies I've backed up to my computer, and when I burn the movies to a disc they burn properly, but then they won't read correctly when played on the dvd player. At first I thought it was just the type of discs I was using.. but later realized that the problem never occurred before I noticed all the .IFO files as default set to open with notepad.

What I need to know is how to set the properties of my .IFO files to read as Unknown application instead of Notepad.

Thanks ahead of time to anyone who can help.

A:Solved: Change program default to Unknown Program???

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I searched the site for a while and couldn't find an answer.... so I decided to post my question... sorry if this has been asked before.

Somehow every .dat file on my computer (using win 7) has been set to open with notepad as the default.... these files were from gta 4. At first I didnt noticed..but when a started the game it crashed.. but later realized that the problem never occurred before I noticed all the .dat files as default set to open with notepad.

What I need to know is how to set the properties of my .dat files to read as Unknown application instead of Notepad.

Thanks ahead of time to anyone who can help.

A:Change program default to Unknown Program in win 7

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I am having the same problem from here:

But now 10 years later on windows 8.1 hahahah

can someone help me?


A:Change program default to Unknown Program???

which are the files types that are not correct ?
you change the file association on windows 8 via control panel
have a read here

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I had win7 on C:\ and I partitioned 25 GB so that I could install the Win8 90 day evaluation OS.
After the partition, I named the drive X:\ and installed Win8.

I never seen it give me an option to keep my Win7 as the default. It just restarted a few times during the installation.

When I turn on pc or reboot to see if it gives me this option to choose, it doesn't, it just boots into Win8.
Of course I can not delete this win8 partition because I am in it.

I need to get back to my C:\ drive with win7 on it and any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:How to change Win7 as my default OS from Win8?

Welcome to EightForums.

Sonds like you installed Windows 8 to Windows 7 partition.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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I had a computer running Win7 Pro, with 2 hard drives C (OS boot etc) and D. A while ago, D drive began to show some disk error msg, and so I stopped using it. Recently I got a spare drive from a friend, and trying to replace my old D drive with it. I opened the CPU box and unattached the old D drive, and I restarted the computer and confirmed that Win7 would still run on the C drive only. then I attached the new drive, and restarted the computer again. Apparently the new drive had OS installed on it, and computer started on that new drive. The new drive became C: and the old C drive became D. I tried to switch back to the old C drive by disconnecting the new drive, and got message "missing OS". From the computer property or msconfig I see only one entry "Windows 7".

I really need to boot from the old C drive (with all the applications installed), but don't know how.

Any advice/solution will be greatly appreciated.

A:How to change default OS boot disk in Win7

Make sure you didn`t loosen the cable or cables from your original drive.

There`s no reason your original drive shouldn`t boot to windows again.

Do you have an install dvd ? You can use that to format the drive you got from your friend.

If not then you could create a Partition Wizard Boot CD to format it. (from/on a working PC)

Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition

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I'm probably just wasting your time but I have to ask.........

Is there any way to change the default email client on Win7 to a web based email client such as Yahoo or my ISP's email client even? I'd prefer Yahoo since that is the one I need to succeed with an experiment I am trying to achieve results from.

I have searched the web over and found replies that range from installing the Yahoo toolbar to installing Yahoo Messenger to many threads that state it is not possible with a web based email.

If I remember correctly, I once achieved this on my Vista. Yahoo actually displayed in the set windows default programs options. Was I imagining that?


A:Change default email client on Win7

See if this helps,

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I run a software program for solar PV and the the project files are stored with the file extension .pvprj
I tried to open an old file and I get the message that it is linked with Adobe, this is not the case. When I go to change the default APP, I can't deselect Adobe, and there is no APP for the program, I can't remove the Adobe attachment.
Can you please tell me how to disassociate Adobe from the file extension

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Lately my computer won't open pictures to view with Windows Photo Viewer.

I've already read several threads on this and have tried the customary links that are supposed to do this.

When I go the the "Chooses default program" on the preview link, it stays frozen on Microsoft Picture Manager whenever I try to change it.

I've been able to open with Internet Explorer, but I would like to go back to opening files with Windows Photo Viewer. I believe that this does not need to be installed as it is already a Windows feature. (7)

Any help and ideas beyond what I have already tried are greatly appreciated.

BTW........LOVE this site!

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I am trying to set my default programs in windows 10 but it is having none of it. It just sticks on the grey square with "Choose a default". If I reset it goes back to edge, I then try and click Chrome and it is still edge. If I refresh the page it is back to the "Choose a default". Never had this before and can't find much online about it?
See http://imgur.com/XIffng5

A:Default Program won't change?

Try the old-fashioned way...............

Right click at Start button > Control Panel > top right, click View by: > select either large or small > Default Programs > Set your default programs > wait for loading > left side, scroll to Chrome > click it > right side, click set this program as default > click OK

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I want to transfer video using Pinnacle, but the software isn't in the list of default programs. How can I get it to show up there? This has to be an easy question, right?

A:Default program--how to change

Hello Bling

You can set default programs one of two ways

Through the defaults list or through right click

1. Find the item you want to change the default program for

2. Right click on the item and select "Open With"

3. On the bottom left check "Always Use The Selected Program To Open This Kind Of File"

4. Either select a program from the list or select browse

5. When you have selected the program you want select "OK"

This should now be the default program that opens that item, This works for files, images, videos, video converters and audio converters :)



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I have a PC at work running XP with Office 97. I think it somehow got changed for Paint program to be the default. First noticed when trying to open a Word document in email. It gives an error that Paint can't open the file. Then I went to My Documents and it does the same thing. If I open a word document under Word program it opens fine. I don't know where to change this though. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Where do you change program default

Find any Word document
Right click on any Word Document
Press 'Open With'
Select Word and click 'Always use the selected file to open this kind of file'
Press 'OK'
Close out the Word document

Try it now. Should open in Word.

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I need .html files when I click them in explorer to open in Firefox. Win7 64bit.

If I turn on "check to make sure firefox is default browser" it will check and ask and I can set it. Problem solved.

But I need to make firefox open with "-profile whatever" when I double click a .html file in explorer. How can I modify the firefox association/program/whatever to append the profile on the command line. I have no idea where to do this.


A:Change default program for .html

Navigate to Start>Control Panel>Default Programs>Set Associations.

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

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Gooday all. I see a similar situation in another post but thought I should start my own.
If I am on a site and for some reason it asks me to email someone, when I click on email, Outlook pops up. I have a Home & Student suite of MS applications and Outlook is only in trial version on this CD, so now no longer works. I have tried the fixes mentioned in another post here but it did not work for me. Any help appreciated. James

A:Default email program change.

What Email programme are you using now?

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I want to use an old program that I have been using, to open all the graphics and pictures I want to see. Somehow I reset to QT. BUT that program I like so much(MGI) does not show in DEFAULT PROGRAMS nor is there a BROWSE button there. How can I get it reset back to MGI??
Thank you for any help!!!

A:Want to change Default graphic program.

Right click (a)ny file (type) that you want to open. Select "Open With" Select "Choose Default Program"

If your preferred program is not listed, select Browse.

Can you take it from there?

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Hi guys, I'm in a new IT job for a computer lab and I'm picking up skills for maintaining it as I go along.

I need to change the default program for a filetype on all machines in the lab. If I just log on as admin and change it under my account, the change doesn't persist for the non-admin users.

I was thinking of maybe writing a script that will change the file association for all users but am not sure how to go about this.

Can anyone offer direction or help? Google turned up some old threads that weren't very helpful.

A:Change default program through script

Open a Command Prompt and enter ftype /?. It will show you how to use the ASSOC and FTYPE commands to do what you want.

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I noticed that you can only set the default program for FTP to a browser.

I've created an FTP share in Explorer, and it would be useful to be able to click on a video file and directly play it with e.g. VLC instead of a browser.

Would this be possible? Thanks in advance.

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I can't find a way to change my default email program from being listed as Outlook. I use Yahoo primarily. For example, when looking at my pictures file in Library, I select one picture to be sent by email. It automatically brings up Outlook, which I don't use. I have looked at "Default Programs" and Yahoo does not appear as a selection to choose. How do I make the change? Thanks

A:Change default email program

I'm pretty sure you can't set it to default to web based email.

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I can't change the default program extensions such as avi files and mp3 files. When i click change default application i get "this program is not a valid Win32 application." I recently had a virus but I'm pretty sure I got rid of it as I got help in the virus forum.

A:Can't change my default program extensions


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Anyone knows who to change the blinking orange icon on the taskbar to other color?

A:WIN7: How to change the default orange blinking icon on the taskbar?

Never seen it. Can you posta pic ?

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Hi all,

This friday i plan to do a clean install of Windows 7 because im running the RC right now but bought the Retail version. Im going to plan out my partitions so that i have one pertition for the OS, and another for my personal files and Program Files.

So i just wanted to know, how would i change the location from my C partition of the program files to lets say the D drive (other partition)?

Am i supposed to do it manually by cutting the folder and pasting it, and whenever i install a program i change the directory, or is there an automatic way like changing a registry value?

Look forward to your answers!

edit: after further research it looks like u can change a reg value, but it may cause problems with some Microsoft software. What do most of you people here do cause i've read that some people here have separate drives for program files?

A:Change Program Files default location?

The program files are a part of the OS .. I see no reason to put them in another partition.
A different partition for your personal data is a good idea if you plan on having a lot of data.

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TrendMicro Titanium Maximum Security 3 user
( Tried their on line chat dropped 3 times different days, Agh )

Wants to install directly to SSD C: drive,
want to install on 1TB HD ( Partioned to D: E: F want on D: with all other programs.

Does not offer an option to install anywhere, just default install on SSD,

Win 7pro 64 bit, Kingston 64 GB SSD V-100 , Hitachi 1Tb 7200RPM

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

A:Change default program Install path

In the FAQ pdf it says you can change the install drive if it's not an external drive, but it still has to be under Program Files. I take it if you want it to be on D: and don't have a Program Files under D: you have to make one.

If you search using this string you should get a link to the pdf

TrendMicro Titanium Maximum Security 3 install path

I can't figure out how to get a link to the page with the pdf and not a direct link so I'm just doing it this way.

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I installed windows 7 on my SSD. Besides a few games, I want all other program installs to go to my HDD. For instance, my internet security and all driver/utilities that are on CD's that came with the hardware. These programs/drivers/utilities do not give me any option to install to my HDD (E drive) and automatically install to my C drive. Is there any way I can do what I want?


A:How to change default installations of any program to another drive?

.you will run into registry issue/trouble, this very long topic i check if there is how-to on this forum but suffice to say it not as easy as ctrl-c && ctrl-v a folder to new location and make shortcut :[ i wish it were trust nobodyspecial :[ i sorry i no add anything useful to this answer but a warning to the person asking but it may save you headache

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can't change default email program from outlook express to my isp, roadrunner webmail. have gone through internet options,programs where there is only 2 choices-outlook express or hotmail, which i want neither of them to be. i need my default email program to be my roadrunner webmail, i don't know how to answer the techical questions in outlook about incoming & outgoing email servers. anyway, back to original problem. how do i override the outlook express as my default email program? my home page is fine, showing the webmail login page for roadrunner even though this home page comment may not have anything to do with default email. in case i did not tell you yet, i have windows xp home. sorry that i ramble on. thanks for quick reply. this is my 1st post, so does the reply go to my email address to have instant access? i lost webmail as default program when computer got virus & time warner reinstalled windows xp and explorer

A:can't change default email program on winxp

As I understand you, you want your Roadrunner webmail page to come up whenever you click on an e-mail link? This is possible, but not by changing any XP settings.The only way I know how this can be done is through the use of the Mail2Webmail plugin in Firefox (if you use Internet Explorer or another browser, there may be an equivalent plugin or addon, but I don't know)

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Whenever I plug a photo card in to my PC, the new Photo Viewer program is launched (which doesn't find the card but that doesn't matter as I don't want to use that program anyway). How can I change the default import program to one of my choice (Lightroom).
I can of course shut it down, load Lightroom and then select the card but I always have to go through the process of first shutting down the program that loads automatically. If anything is going to load automatically I would rather pick my own!

A:Change default photo import program

There are two stages to this:

1. Change your default program for photos to Lightroom.
2. Choose what happens when you insert media.

For 1 you need to go to Settings -> System -> Default Apps and on the Photos icon choose your default program as Lightroom

For 2 you need to go Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Autoplay and Choose what happens when you insert each type of media.

Make sure that for Camera memory cards - import photos and videos is selected.

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I have a problem to where I accidently changed what opened the .fsh files to be opend by the cmd.exe (Command Prompt) and i can't change it back. (It used to be opened by Windows Shell common dll)

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A:Cant Change Default Program opener for .fsh files

If you have a Restore Point from just before the change, that should change it back.

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I have chosen notepad as default program for .dat file, what can I do to set it to open with "unknown application" like I never open it before?
Step by Step guide is most appreciated =) im using windows 8

A:How to change default program to unknown application?

Hello Yuki, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file for the listed .dat option in the table of the tutorial below to restore it's default associations.

Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I need to change the default in my epson printer program. The present default is photo paper and landscape mode. I need to change it to plain paper and portrait mode. Can anyone help me with that?

A:Change Default in Epson Print Program

You do it via printing preferences when you are setting it up prior to pressing print ....

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I'm desperately trying to change the sidebar gadget to open websites by default with Mozilla Firefox (in particular, the "Ask LEO" gadget).

Firefox is my default browser. If I double-click on a .url file saved on my system, it correctly opens Firefox, and so does clicking a link in MS Outlook. Again, Firefox is default, but that's not my problem.

Somewhere I found the advice to change the "Set program access and computer defaults" settings. So I tried, but every time I change something there, it doesn't keep the setting. I click on Custom => Default Web Browser => Mozilla Firefox, click OK, get some flashing on desktop, but next time I get there it's set back to "Use current browser" again.

Anyone got the same problem? I'm using the 7100 (x86) build, but a friend of mine tried the same on the final build (x64) and he got the same problem. It's reverting all the time. Re-installed Firefox, restarted, changed/tried/reset everything I can imagine.
Please help!


Edit: It seems the problem is a Javascript-call "window.open" in the "Ask LEO" gadget. Someone knows why this call opens IE and every other call doesn't? And is there a workaround?
Edit2: With a dirty hack I solved the problem. Edited the gadget and replaced "window.open" by "System.Shell.execute". Still - I'd like to know why a) I can't change the default programs setting and b) why window.open ignores my defau... Read more

A:Unable to change default program access settings

Bagstone, you need to turn of UAC in the user accounts section...then you will be able to change the access settings...

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I looked on the page where it helped fix the default program, but it had none, help?

A:Trying to change default program to open .yml files, did not find help

Also, I accidentally used IE to open it (Clicked on accident) and I can't figure out. I use a Windows 7

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When I respond to a "contact us" on a website or want my scanner to send the document by email, Outlook email is automatically chosen for the email program to send it. I don't use Outlook as an email program but use Hotmail or Yahoo for email. I have looked for a way to de-select Outlook and select Hotmail or Yahoo instead, and have not found where this can be done. Any suggestions out there on how this can be accomplished? TIA! Dick

A:Change my default email program from Outlook to Hotmail

I would think the easiest way would be via Start>Default Programs>Set your default programs.

You haven't said which version of Outlook you're using, but in Outlook 2010 you can change it under Options.

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After the update of Windows 10 yesterday and noticed that all my PDF files open with Microsoft Edge not Adobe Reader? I would like to know how to change the PDF set up in default with Adobe not Microsoft Edge? All I see all the PDF files with the icon, Microsoft Edge on it.


A:How do I change default PDF program from Microsoft Edge to Adobe?

Solved How can I disable Edge from opening .pdf files? - Windows 10 Forums
Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

should help.

Don't try to set defaults from within Adobe.

There are several discussions about Adobe in particular- I don't use it. My Sumatra pdf preference was retained after the upgrade.

Solved Default programs repeatedly reset to programs/apps - Windows 10 Forums

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I am taking an online class for school and the lectures are located in powerpoint links that download when i click them. When I first opened them I got the "windows cannot open the file" notification and i realized it is because i do not have powerpoint. So, for whatever reason I tried to open it with notepad and did not realize the "always open files with this program" box was checked and now every time I try and open the file it goes straight to notepad. I downloaded powerpoint viewer so I can try and open them correctly, but now i can't figure out how to change the opening program

A:How to change default download opening program from notepad to ppt.

Welcome to the forum,

This should help you get that changed,

Open With - Change Default Program

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I have made a very large error. I was trying to open a python file that is saved as a .dll and I left the Always use this program check box checked. Now, I am trying to make it where there is no default program or any program to open this file because there are many types of .dll. I have tried deleting the extension and unassociating it. How do I get whre there is no default program that opens any .dll extension.

A:Change the default program that opens .dll extension files?

Uninstall Python. That should dis-associate it from .dll. Then reinstall.

I've been alternating between zipped programs and installers. This played havoc with program associations. Uninstalling worked.

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This is the Context Menu that I'm referring to, accessed by Start>Pictures>[Open a Folder to display thumbnails], Right-click on Thumbnail.

With my current settings [where?], if I select and click on Edit, MS Windows Paint opens as the Default Editing Program.

I don't like Paint at all, and want to change from that current Default Program, to allow my Pictures to be opened and edited by Picasa. Is there a method by which I can change that Context Menu, so that by clicking on Edit, the selected thumbnail automatically opens in Picasa?

And before anyone leaps in and suggests any other editing program from the plethora of others available [eg. Photoshop etc.], please don't waste your time - I'm not interested in them, as Picasa fulfills all of my basic photo editing requirements.

Basically, I'm looking for a shortcut to open Picasa with just one click, as I'm aware that I can also get there through Open with, in the same Context Menu.

A:Can I change the Default Edit Program in Pictures Context Menu?

Hello Tony,

You can use "Open With" with the Always use the selected program to open this kind of program box checked to make Picasa the default program for that type of file extension. Afterwards, it should open Picasa when you use Edit for that file extension next.

Default Programs

Hope this helps,

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Hi there,

I'm looking to create a script that will change the default program for opening PDFs. Is there a way to do this from the command line or via the registry?

An example would be great!
If all else fails I've created a GPO to do this, but a script would be ideal.
Thanks all,

A:Change Default Program for file - Command line or Registry


We can achieve it through command line.
Please follow the steps.

Open an elevated command promote.      
Use FTYPE {fileType}={commandString} to creat a file type and associated command to open the file.      
Use ASSOC {.fileExtension}={fileType}

For example:
assoc .txt=txtfile
ftype txtfile=c:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe "%1"

For more information, please refer to the link as below.
Associate a File Type with a Specific Program

Please note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Hope this helps,
Ada Liu

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I upgraded to windows 7 through a clean install. I just reinstalled itunes but when it prompts me to change itunes to the default program to use for audio files, i click yes and nothing happens. It prompts me every time I open itunes.

I went to control panel -> programs -> default programs -> set default programs and itunes wasn't there. I then went to ->associate a file type or protocol with a program but when I tried to change the default program for .mp3 the following happened:

I double click .mp3
I click browse
Secondary Drive -> Itunes -> Itunes.exe
I arrive at the screen that popped up after I double clicked .mp3 and itunes isn't on the list.

I tried going to a random .mp3 file and changing its default program but the same thing happened.

I googled what to do and I looked for a software that would change the default program for filetypes and I used both

(These are download links)

and Types

They didn't work. I tried the following:

a. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
b. Navigate to
c. In the right side of the screen double click on "NoFileAssociate".
d. Change the value of "NoFileAssociate" from 1 to 0.
if it the value is not present, create a DWORD value and enter the valaue data as 0.
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A:Problem: Cannot change the default program to open a file-type.

Welcome to Seven forums jshnaidz.
When you get to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer

Right click in the right pane and you will get a prompt New with some options. Click on DWORD Value (32bit). Then name it too NoFileAssociate then click it in the left pane an change the value data to 0 (zero). exit, reboot and test.

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Windows refuses to change the version application called upon with default program.

I have 2 versions of 3ds max (2010 and 2015) on my system. I need both for different utilities (some that work in 2010 do not work in 2015, and vice versa).

I tried to change the default left click open program to 3ds max 2015.

However, Windows refuses to acknowledge this and insists on using 3ds Max 2010's 3dsmax.exe instead.

I am using the correct path to the launcher in the 2015 version's folder, I made sure of this at least 15 times.

I have gone through regedit tutorials, even downloaded a utility called openwithview, and tried working with the UI interface for 'open with' for hours but to no avail. Why is windows so insistent on using 3dsmax.exe from the 2010 version even when explicitly told to use the 2015 version? What is causing it to fight so hard with me? How can I change this behavior?

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Hi all - i understand that this might call for the use of resource hacker ( which i really dont have much experience using ) but im willing to give it a try or perhaps any other method(s) that might be suggested.

PDF-XChange has a horrible looking icon ( to me anyways ) that it sets for pdf files.
i would like to change the i con to another of my choice.

This is the one it sets for PDFs that you save or create by default:
This is the one that i would like to make the default for new PDFs:
Can anyone advise on how i would go about achieving this?

A:Solved: How Can I Change The Default Icon That A Program Uses For Certain File Type?

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type regedit.


Scroll down to PDF-XChange.Document (or something similar).

Expand it and click on DefaultIcon.

In the right-hand pane, double-click the default value and change the path to where you saved your customized icon (.ico file).

Reboot the computer.
Or, read THIS.

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I recently installed magix cleaning lab in order to do some some recording/editing. Somehow this has also become the default program when i click on a jpg file. How can I change it to view in another program?

A:Solved: How to change default program to view photo files

Folder Options > file types > (extension) > restore ..

Or Install Irfanview ... http://www.irfanview.com/

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When I click on any mailto item in Firefox 1.5 (XP Pro), it takes me to a gmail login screen. I want to use my own email program (Eudora). I can't find a Firefox setting to change this. Help please.

A:How to change Firefox default from gmail to my pop3 email program

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Hi there,

Whenever I open Windows Explorer (XP Home Edition), it immediately opens at my hard drive: LOCAL DISK (C:) which means I always have to scroll up to MY DOCUMENTS and click on the Expand Button in order to access my most frequently used files.

How can I change the default path, so that it immediately goes to MY DOCUMENTS?

Hope this makes sense!


A:Change Default In Windows Explorer

Hi there,Whenever I open Windows Explorer (XP Home Edition), it immediately opens at my hard drive: LOCAL DISK (C:) which means I always have to scroll up to MY DOCUMENTS and click on the Expand Button in order to access my most frequently used files.How can I change the default path, so that it immediately goes to MY DOCUMENTS?Hope this makes sense!Troubled1HiWorth reading the link:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...;307856&sd=techChange the Windows Explorer Default Startup FolderTo change the default startup folder for Windows Explorer: 1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then right-click Windows Explorer. 2. On the menu that appears, click Properties. 3. In the Target box, append the "/root" command-line switch to the "%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe" command, using the startup location that you want. For example, if you want Windows Explorer to start at the root of drive C, edit the command to the following:%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\ 4. Click OK. Regards

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When I open the Windows Explorer file manager in XP it always shows the Document file. I usual want to look at my main C Drive list. So I have to click a few times to get there.
Is there a way to change the default so that Windows Explorer opens to the file I want, not what Mr. Gates thinks I want to see?

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How are you opening Windows Explorer (My Computer)? When I open it, it shows the shared documents, root drives, and removable devices.

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I have windows explorer on the task bar, when I click on it it always opens up to'libraries', is it possible to get it to open up on something else? I would much prefer it to open up on 'computer' so I have a list of all the drives on the computer for me to investigate.

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I want to change the default calendar in explorer because i do not use outlook at all. The drop down menue in the program section of internet options does not give me any alternative options. Is there a way to do this? I was able to change the default email program. Thanks

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Hi, I use xplorer2 instead of Windows Explorer as it is much nice however I find that windows explorer is always popping up when I insert external devices and when I view the file location after downloads etc.

Can I change my default explorer programme to xplorer2 somehow? Or can I make windows think xplorer2 is windows explorer somehow?

Thanks hugely for any reply!

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