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How to change a file's open with program to when i first downloaded it

Q: How to change a file's open with program to when i first downloaded it

Hello, i'm wondering if it is possible to change a open with option back to unknown application on some files. i accidentally clicked open with the picture opener and its stuck on it now. how can i revert this? step by step if possible.

Thank you.

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A: How to change a file's open with program to when i first downloaded it

Go to Default Programs in Control Panel open it, select Set your Default Programs. First off you need to know the extension of this file you do not want any program to open, example, jpeg, gif..etc.. Select each program that can open this file and uncheck that extension for it, then would be back to unknown.

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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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I have both HP Photosmart Essentials and HP Photosmart Primier. I inadvertently checked for the Essentials to always open my photos, when I really want Primier. Where do I find that list of 'open with'? I have looked everywhere. Probably in the wrong places.
Thanks for whatever help you can give.

A:Solved: How to change the program downloaded photos goes to

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ok here's the deal, I have vista home premium, lately the computer when starting, and sometimes during operation desktop loses icons they go into system32 folder,the program "Hulu" will not run. Also there are some important vista updates that will not install. Can anyone out there give me a little assistance...

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I downloaded this offline soccer simulator available here: https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/InteractProgs/sportsdown.html (FYI, its in the end and has the name SOCCERNASA)

I followed the instructions, saved it, extracted it, but its still not running when i open the html page.

I also tried downloading netbeans and jdk to run the program on that, but that isnt working either. Please help me out.

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I use Firefox and I installed this add-on called Easy Youtube Video Downloader 1.1 . It works fine, but the file I downloaded (MP4) went to my AppData folder. I want to change the Folder path to something that is easier to access. So how do I change the Folder path for those particular files I downloaded off Youtube?

A:How do I change the Folder path of a downloaded file?

I just went to the site and looked at the screenshot off it, dood its pretty self expansionary, All u have to do is change the "Save As" location to wherever u want it to go on your HDD.

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While searching for programs/files to remove that I no longer use I opened my downloaded Programs file and found "Adult Links". (Yes my husband visits those sites) Anyhow, when I try to remove it, a box comes up with the following: "These program files are currently being used by one or more programs. Please close some programs and try again. You may have to restart Windows" I closed all programs except "Explorer and systray" and restarted, but it just won't go away. I've been trying for a couple of weeks now. Also if someone knows how to remove it, could there possibly be a way to block it from coming back?

I'd really appreciate any and all suggestions.
Thank you

A:Cannot remove a downloaded file/program

Post the scan log from HijackThis
Unzip somewhere to keep and run hijackthis.exe - press Scan - the Scan button changes to a Save Log button
Save, and then copy and paste the entire log here.
Dont' choose to fix anything yet - most entries will be harmless

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I have a Downloaded Program File entry, that has "unknown status", no creation date, and it says "none" under Last Accessed.
It does claim to be 4kb's in size.

This program file has no name, but instead, is a grouping of numbers and letters, all enclosed in parenthese..{}.

Highlighting it, and right clicking it only brings up the properties of the entry.

It cannot be deleted either from the keyboard, or from the menu...File>delete..Edit>cut.

The properties of this entry show it to be an Active X control, (with no creation date, no access date and no status. It does not appear to be damaged...it does not say that there are any damaged files associated with it).
The "codebase" has an entry that I cannot put in here because it give access to my computer, and this program, (I think.)
Using my search bar to go to that location brings me to a folder, with an apparent program that has yet to be installed.

There are 3 icons in this cab folder...a .dll icon, a configuration/notepad icon with the name "erma", and the remaining icon is an INSTALL icon.
Clicking on any of these icons brings up a command to "extract", or copy.

I do vaguely remember going to macromedia.com, (adobe.com) a couple of weeks ago, and downloading and installing the adobe flash player and the shockwave player. I seem to remember that when I first began using my new computer with the vista OS, that these needed to be updated or installed to run so... Read more

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I am trying to download & open a file from a website. The file extension is .xls. It downloads just fine. But am not able to open it. In IE 9 I get the error message "Internal Server Error. Please contact system administrator" If I try to open in Office 2010 Home & Student (Excel, Word, etc) I get the error message "The file you are trying to open, d.htm, is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file" On the website I am downloading from the files name is followed by .xls. After downloading, it's name appears as d.htm. I've tried changing the name and opening with everything I can think of to no avail. I have no trouble with any other download. I have a friend with the exact same OS as mine with the same Office 2010 who can download and open with no problem. It opens automatically in Excel for him. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. I'm desperate! Thank you.

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A:Help. Can not open downloaded file

exactly how are you trying to download it? Can you post the link here? (right click on the link and select copy link location or whatever browser you're using has on its context menu)

Is your friend doing exactly the same steps as you and does he/she have the same browser?

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I'm trying to download Lavasoft Adaware to my new laptop. I have downloaded this program to other computers several times with no problems. Now I am getting the message:

"Windows cannot open this file.
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program created it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs on your computer."

The online option gives me a "page cannot be displayed" message. The manual option gives me a list of programs; I haven't tried them all, but none have worked so far, and none seem appropriate to this progam.

I have tried both opening the program while downloading, and saving it to my computer. Windows XP professional is my operating system.

A:cannot open downloaded file

are you logged on as the administrator?

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Ive just installed Windows 7 Pro and im struggling to open a downloaded file. Ive downloaded MSE 64-Bit and it wont work together with Speccy. The file is there in downloads but nothing happens.

The other issue is that in my browsers, Chrome and IE9 the pages seem like they have not loaded correctly.

Can you assist please.


A:Cant open downloaded file

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Are you saying you can't install MSE with Speccy running?
If that's the case, exit Speccy and try to install MSE.

Can you post screen prints of what you see for the browser problems, and explain what is wrong?
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I downloaded a game file from Kazaa. It's file format says .vxd and I can't figure out what it is or how to open it.

Any suggestions?

(I have Windows 98.)

A:downloaded.vxd file...can't open

.vxd is a virtual device driver, not a game. It may in fact be a virus.
With all the viruses making the rounds through Kazaa, Run an online virus scan at either of the following two:



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All keys/passwords from my programs were in a folder (named Software).
After buying a new program I tried to include it in the key.txt file in that folder
The file had disappeared
But a few days before I had uploaded the Software folder to Google Drive. So I downloaded it.
The key.txt file appeared but I could not open it.
There is a lens at the right of the file which when scanned upon, says "view file in folder"
When I click on it, a message, on a black background, says 
Unable to locate document with ID "about 25 letters and numbers"
It does not admit a copy and paste and goes away after a couple of seconds.
So I painfully wrote down the whole string, about 4 characters at a time because the message would go away.
I entered all these characters in Google Search and got no answer (this has not been found).
How can I recover my programs passwords should the PC crash, or if I wish to reinstall or something, without having to contact the program manufacturer.
I cannot call the support telephone because I live in South America, and long distance calls are very expensive. And, many times, you cannot find a place in their sites for written support requests.
Could anybody help me with this, please?

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After i download file and install it it says VAFS stopped working Problem signature. 9 problem signatures.#9 Systeninvalid operation exception os version 6.0.6002. Local ID: 1033

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I tried to download a WinRAR program using the google search bar.
The first link (actually an ad, but I was not being careful enough) was
WinRAR Free Download (from software-watcher.com)
I thought it was "legit" so clicked the download. I then started the installation but suddenly realized the file icon looked "unfamiliar". I stopped the installation half-way and cancelled it (I was prompted with "the installation is not complete" and asked if I really want to cancel it).
I went back to google search and saw the legitimate WinRAR from www.rarlab.com.
Google search suggests software-watcher.com sends out adwares through free downloaded programs (?not confirmed).
I've since deleted the "WinRAR" from software-watcher but am not sure if any adware has been installed and activated. As the program was installed in a company's computer (and I am NOT the administrator), I do not know if the computer is equipped with anti-adware programs.
Before I ask our IT guys to check the computer, I am soliciting input from experts on this forum. 
Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

A:downloaded a file (exe) but did not(?) open it - would i still be infected?

Google search suggests software-watcher.com sends out adwares through free downloaded programs (?not confirmed).

Confirmed Now !!!
Sweet IM, Program and Toolbar and chances of other unwanted adware programs, will be downloaded from software-watcher.com.
They do mention it on their site, if you take the time to read the fine print, regardless of what you do with downloaded programs.
These programs stay installed even if you delete all downloaded programs ..........
I would run these 2 programs first -
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
* NOTE : Please close or save all work, as the computer will be Rebooted
*  Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
* Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
* Click on the Scan button. (only once)
* AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
* After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
* Click on the Clean button. (only once)
* Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
* Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
* After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
Only if you wish to, then please continue -
* Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
*... Read more

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when i download a file, Windows ask me if i want to save or open, if i choose open then i don't have to specify a location. later, i would be asked again to confirm open the downloaded file. if the answer is no, that would be the end. but where is the file now? how to locate it to delete it?

A:where is the file that i just downloaded but decide not to open?

Unless you specify a different location, files are downloaded to:

C:\users\your name\downloads

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i got a file over internet from a friend, when i tried to open this file, an error message popped up saying "windows cannot run this .txt file." i clicked ok and another error message popped up saying "operation failed (16384)" what should i do?

also, if i cant change the file type or i cant somehow open/look at the file with it still being .txt...what should my freind do before sending it because it worked on his comp

Thanks for the help

A:can't open i file i downloaded from a freind

Exactly what is this file or program supposed to do when run or opened?

And is it a text file on his system, or did he just send it to as a text file to get around zipping it?

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All keys/passwords from my programs were in a folder (named Software).


A few links here which may give you a couple of ideas

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Is it possible for Internet Explorer 9 to automatically open a file for a given filetype/extension? Previous versions would do this.

For example, every time I click a .PDF file to download, the yellow bar opens on the botton saying "Do you want to open or save xxx.pdf... from website.com". My .PDF are associated with Adobe Reader (Open With..always), yet it keeps asking to open it. Same thing with other file types like .ICA for citrix access, .docx for Office etc.

A:IE9: How to automatically OPEN/RUN downloaded file?

Hello Blake and welcome to Seven Forums.

Scroll down about 2/3 of the way on page 1 to RojasC and also see the last entry page 2.

How can I set IE9 to open download files automatically ? - Microsoft Answers

I think Microsoft made it more difficult as part of the enhanced security in IE9 compared to previous versions. See this previous Seven Forums thread:

How to Auto Run Downloaded Files in IE 9

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I'm not sure if this is the right area to place this question, but here it is.

I downloaded iTunes v4.7.1 with a program called FreshDownload. FreshDownload uses 4 streams to download the programs faster. The problem is that after I downloaded it, it appeared in the folder I told it to, but I cannot open it. The icon looks like the Internet Explorer icon on a blank sheet of paper.

How do I open it? What do I need to do to it?

Any help would save the the time of a redownload and any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: cannot open downloaded file

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I downloaded this offline soccer simulator available here: https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/InteractProgs/sportsdown.html (FYI, its in the end and has the name SOCCERNASA)

I followed the instructions, saved it, extracted it, but its still not running when i open the html page.

I also tried downloading netbeans and jdk to run the program on that, but that isnt working either. Please help me out.

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In c:\ windows\downloaded program files, I see references to Java and Shockwave. But there are a number of files in this folder that I do not see. I have all files visible in the folder options.

I know that there are other files in this folder because I can see them when using command.exe.

Advice please


A:Making All Files Visible In Downloaded Program File

It may be better to get the folder out from under the Windows folder. I have been downloading to C:\download since Win9x and it's worked well.

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If I download a Zip file from a website using Firefox 4, or3, the resulting opened file is gibberish. If I do it with explorer 8 or 9 it is fine.
Visible differences are that in opening the file downloaded with explorer it becomes a PDF file and opens sensibly. In explorer the file to be downloaded is SG33V10.zip and this becomes becomes SG33V10.pdf.In Firefox the downloaded file has added a 1.htm to the zip ending and than makes a mess of opening it -the file to be downloaded is SG33V10.zip and on downloading this becomes SG33V10.zip-1.htm which on opening is rubbish

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Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
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Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Firefox 4(or 3) does not open zip file downloaded from web site

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Whenever I download something from the internet, It usaully ends up as a ZIP file that I can't open, because "It is not associated with anything". I checked My computer/view/folder option/ZIP, and then I clicked on actions: open with. Sure enough, there was nothing listed. Does anyone know a applicaton that can open ZIP files common on a win.98 system? I think WIN.ZIP does the work, but I don't have it. If you do know if there is an application to open ZIP files can you also tell me if it's avalible to download for free on the net? (I spent my allowance, and therefore is flat broke for the next month or two.)

Thank You very much

A:(Solved) Can't open internet downloaded ZIP file

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I am getting a "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be download" error when I click on a intranet link that is supposed to open up a PDF file from
an IE web site. 
So the link's detail is like this: http://192.168.x.x/pdf/i23424.pdf.

I have add the link http://192.168.x.x/* value
= 3 to the Site to Zone Assignment List in my GPO but it still does not work.
My GPO also allows File Download to happen for the trusted sites.  
File download is disable in internet site's custom level. 
Someone knows how to fix this please advise.  

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Hello all,
im trying to make IE11 auto-open a specific file extension .tsv with a custom app we have.
currently, users need to download the file and then click open to launch the custom app (the .tsv extension is already associated with the custom app and it opens properly).

is there a way to allow a specific extension to launch an app automatically?

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Since I upgraded to IE8,
1)I can no longer open MS office attachments such as .doc or excel in Windows Mail
2) Many images on websites are no longer viewable, just show as a box with a red x. I click on the "compatability" button, but that doesnt work with either.

Any solutions?
I tried unclicking the dont allow attachments button, didnt work.

A:Downloaded IE8, and cannot open MS office file attchments in Windows mail

I work at an large ISP here in the states and we have TONS of problems with IE8, try the knowledge base on Microsoft Corporation of if you can uninstall and revert back to IE7. We have seen IE8 corrupt and force a full OS reinstall, so be careful.

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I keep having a problem with my Windows Explorer 8. Every time I try to open a file that I have downloaded, explorer automatically keeps opening blank windows and will not stop. I have to restart the computer every time. Any suggestions would be great!! Thanks for your help!Here is my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:26:11 PM, on 11/5/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Mediafour\XPlay 3\XPlay.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Web Protection Add-On\TMWebProtectTray.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player ... Read more

A:Windows explorer keeps automatically opening when ever I try to open a downloaded file

Hello msu28Welcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.===========Download This file. Note its name and save it to your root folder, such as C:\.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with this file.Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.Double-click on the downloaded file to start the program. (If running Vista, right click on it and select "Run as an Administrator")Allow the driver to load if asked.You may be prompted to scan immediately if it detects rootkit activity.If you are prompted to scan your system click "Yes" to begin the scan.If not prompted, click the "Rootkit/Malware" tab.On the right-side, all items to be scanned should be checked by def... Read more

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Well I downloaded the zbrush program and the install guide but they downloaded in .php format, because I used free download manager on the links instead of firefox. I know it downloaded the program and exe because it's the right size but I don't know how to change it from a .php extension file to an .exe so I can execute the program in windows xp.
Any advice would be great cause this file is really big and I really don't want to re-download it since dial up took hours and hours the first time.


A:How to open exe file that downloaded as a php file?

Change the file name extension to .exe.To do this, open My Computer, Go to Tools -> Folder Options -> View Tab. Under Advanced Settings, do not check Hide extensions for known file types. Then change to extension of the file. This only works in Windows XP.

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This problem is on excel 2003. This is the error that occurs and I have no idea how to correct it. I create a hyperlink in excel and then click on it and get this error:

Hyperlink unable to open. No program is registered to open this file


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This is a weird problem I've not seen before and I could use some help or someone to point me in the right direction. I searched the forum with no luck.
I'm assuming this is an issue related only to my machine and not an IE7 problem.

When I click on this link (or one in similar format on the same page), the new window will initially begin to open. Then the new browser instance is redirected to another site....which seems fine & the page switches to the new address, then suddenly the window disappears and the "File Download-Security Warning" box appears and asks if I want to save the file or find a program online to open it with:
Program Name: browserRedirect
Type: Unknown File Type
From: ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net

Clicking on "Find" takes me to the Windows File Association web page where it says that windows does not recognize this MIME type.

Here's the actual link:
If I need to register a file type, I don't where to start! I scrolled through all the file types in My Computer and honestly, I'm at a loss as to what to do.
Could this be related to some corrupted mime file or something?

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A:Ie7 Link Won't Open - Prompts Me To Save The File Or Find A Program To Open It With

First try this :Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users * Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation. * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program. * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.) * When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software". * There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next". * When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK". * Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next". * A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu. * Click Preferences and then click the statistics/logs tab. * Click the dated log and press View log. A text file will appear so you can see the results. * Select close to exit the program. * Scan in SAFE MODEIf that does't work please run Online Microsft test (IE required) to rle further issues.

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Operating with Win. ME, MS Works 2001

I received an e-mail with an attachment and upon trying to open it was given the list of programs to select one to open it with. I inadvertently hit Word and got a bunch of numbers and letters. Now I can't change the program used to open this attachment. I've tried going through file..properties and the couple of other options suggested in Help with no luck.

Once I get to the point of being able to change the program used to open the attachment how do I know which program is the correct one?

Thanks IA,

A:Can't change the program to open an attachment

To determine the program to open a specific file, you can either find it by the file extension such as xxx.jpg(photo), xxx.doc(word) or contact the sender. When you get the program required, save the file to something like the My Documents folder and run a virus scan on it just in case. Next open Windows Explorer, open the My Documents folder and single left ckick on the file. With the file highlighted, hold down the Shift key and at the same time again single left click on the file. A drop down box opens and one of the options is to Open With. Select it and in the window opens pick you desired program and make sure the box in the lower left to Always Us This Program is checked and hit Ok.

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Foremost, Let me thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide. What you're about to read may be a mouthful however I am doing as I was instructed to do in being very specific and detailed. This is in response to
Thread: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help | http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html
My Issue:

As of 4th July 2009 weekend my system has been operating quirky and buggy. In my troubles I've installed Avast Anitvirus. Now around that time, one day I can recall returning to my computer and it had shutdown on its own, although my system remains on idle the majority of the week by the way. Upon turning on the computer and booted up I got a notification window stating that Windows had been updated and restarted (turned off). At that point, when attempting to open a program (by clicking on any of my icons on the desktop) the computer would quirk and reboot. After several attempts, eventually it resulted in a continuous reboot, window would repeatedly restart. If I can remember correctly, in the process I got some prompts then eventually a dreaded blue screen perhaps something about windows couldnt find or load a file, i think it had a .dll extension. Well, in conclusion, thats when I decided to perform some tech procedures, check boot sequence, BIOS, the usual troubleshooting. Threw in the Windows XP for a Install repair. After having done the XP repair option it seemed to have made progress beacause I... Read more

A:Local :C Drive Doesnt Open on Double Click, Prompts to Choose a Program to open file

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.


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Anytime I try to open anything on my desktop I get this message popping up and don't know what to do for it, I tried to follow instructions on another post but on a step something wasn't working out right and I got stuck. Can someone explain what to do to fix this again?

A:Solved: Open with help. (Choose the program you want to use to open this file:)

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I've searched the FAQs and this forum but can't find an answer to this simple question. Up until recently, whenever I clicked on a PDF file in Internet Explorer the file opened immediately in Acrobat Reader (I'm using Reader 8.0). But now, all the PDFs first open the main Acrobat application and then use that to open the PDF file. Annoyingly slow and lacks all the features of the Reader.

How can I change this?

Incidentally, all the PDFs downloaded to my computer automatically open in Acrobat reader, and if I right click on a PDF in IE and save it to the desktop, it also then opens in Reader. But often, I would just like to look at the file online to decide whether or not to download it. If I right click in IE and select OPEN, the once again, the file opens the main Acrobat application not the reader.


A:[SOLVED] Can't change program to open PDFs

I am not sure if this is exactly what is needed (things opening via IE might be different I guess) but it is worth a try anyway :)

open up explorer (windows key + E)
click on tools then folder options
click on the file type tab
scroll down to PDF
and on the "opens with" change to whatever you want to open it with

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i have some custom keys on my keyboard and i want to change what they run
anybody know how i would go about doing so?

A:How do i change what program my custom keys open

Normally those "specials" are set in an extension to the keyboard manager.(which also means you'd have to use the disk that came with the keyboard and install those drivers. If all you have is the Windows default keyboard driver it probably won't work)
Your best bet would be either to right click the icon in the icon tray (if there is one for your keyboard)
or check the Control Panel if there has been a program installed to accomplish what you seek. (That could as well be an additional tab under Keyboard properties)


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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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Hi everybody.

Just wanted to know: is there any way то change icon of open window in taskbar? I'm using openoffice writer and don't really like its default icon.

I've spent last 3 days trying to google it out. Something i realized:

1. It's not the icon of program
2. It's not the icon of pinned shortcut
3. It's not the icon of filetype

Would appreciate any kind of help.

P. S. Have another little question, don't want to start new thread. How do I pin shortcut to some folder in the taskbar? I mean, I tried to pin shortcut to desktop folder, but it just opens Explorer instead of folder window.

A:Taskbar icon for open program/window change

Are you referring to windows explorer taskbar icon?

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I cant change my background like I should normally be able to. I can't right click on a jpg and set it as background and it wont detect any of the wallpapers i have in my pictures folder like it used to. The only wallpapers it will use are the default windows wallpapers or anything i set to wallpaper by right clicking on an image online.

As for my other problem, I can't get files to open with the correct program. I know i can set a file type to always open with a certain prgram, but that isnt working.
Example: I have a .max file which should open in 3ds max. Instead it opens in nothing and stay a blank file with no icon. I can still open it by opening up the program and opening it from there, but it's annoying.
My winamp play lists also all seem to want to open in windows media player no matter how many time i tell them to always open in winamp.

I've noticed another problem after restarting that I don't normally have. When I log in i get this
Preparing to Install...
Please wait while windows find 'new copy'

ERROR 1706. No valid source could be found for this product NewCopy. The windows installer can not continue.(I press ok)

The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available.
Insert the 'NewCopy' disk and click ok.

it just keeps looping through the same thing over and over until i end task on it. This sounds like its something stupid that i just don't know, but as far i ... Read more

A:Cant change background and files wont open with the right program

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I have a computer that is a drone specifically for an outside LED sign. This computer is designed to never shut off and doesn't have any other program on it besides Operating System and the sign software. I need to create a batch file that I can place in the "start-up" folder that will open the program (LEDStudio10) and open the file that I want to play. I have already tried multiple attempts and I was hoping someone out there in sevenforums world would be able to point me in the right direction.

A:batch file open file for program in the startup folder

Task Scheduler. Create a new/basic task. You can invoke your batch script there. This can occur after boot completes, after user logon, etc. You can set it to run daily weekly hourly, etc. You can even have it delay X (preseleted time amounts) minutes/hours after boot/logon if you want.

Task Scheduler - Create New Task

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Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to make a batch file that will open a file with a specific program?

Say I want to open "targetA.txt", with the program "noteviewer.exe"
Is it possible with batch file? or not?

If it is, could you please show me how?

A:making a batch file open a file with particular program?

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Just installed windows xp pro recently.

I have TXD Workshop. It does not need to be installed to run. My problem is when i go Right Click > Open With and try to open it with it the exe nothing happens at all. It does not add it to the program list or anything. I tried going though Folder options and changing it there, i tried deleting it there and re adding it, none of them worked.

TXD is a textures file for all those wondering.

On my old home edition of xp it used to work and it was great. I also tried re downloading the program obviously that didn't work either.

If anyone could help it would be great. Thank you to anyone who helps in advanced.

A:I Cant change the program a TXD File Opens With

The TXD file viewer is not built in to windows, you need to install a program that works with them, you probably had sometihing on the old build.

You can find various programs on the net that view TXD files, have a look at this link and maybe you should install TXD workshop.

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I have a user that changed how certain files are opened and now she can not change the setting backing. It occured when she open an excel 2007 attachment in an email sent to here by here supervisor. No an infected spread sheet, but it was 2007 and she didnt have the 2007 plugin or office 2007. No it is stuck opening all her attachment in Accuterm. any way i can go back and change how the attachment or opened?

A:Change how file open

Right-click the file, left-click properties. On the General Tab, Look for "Opens With" click change, then find the program you want to open the file with. Then click Apply/Ok.

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Hi All,
I have an file association issue that I haven't been able to solve.
I've been using a CAD tool GC-Prevue (from GraphiCode - Software Innovations for Electronics Manufacturing - Index) with a *.gwk extension. Recently it started associating to Acrobat X Pro. When I right-click "Open with" Acrobat is the only program listed. I tried Browse to the GC-Prevue *.exe file, choosing it and trying to open but nothing changes. It doesn't open and the "Open With" window remains with only Acrobat as the choice.
I uninstalled and reinstalled Acrobat. No Luck.
I uninstalled and reinstalled GC-Prevue. No Luck.
FWIW: I can always open the program and browse to the file I need to open and there's no problem.
Suggestions anyone?
Thanks in advance for your replies/advice.

A:File association won't change to the proper program

Have you tried to change the file association in Control Panel > Default Programs (small icon view)?

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Hi, I just bought some software called Major Markup from www.usclam.com. This package creates an HTML file to be used in the "description" section of an online auction, to help make a person's auction look prettier. I wasted no time in creating my first file, and when I was done, I saved it in My Documents with a file type called MAJ. Then when I went to open the file, it asked me what program I wanted to use to view the file. I had no idea which one to use, so I just randomly chose "Paint." Then, when I went to open the file, it said that Paint does not support that kind of file type. Now, whenever I create a new Major Markup file, it's automatically saved in Paint, but Paint won't open it. How can I save this file so that Paint won't be the program used to view the file, and which program should I use? I hope this isn't too confusing.

A:Solved: How to change the program used to view a file

OK, if it creates an html file, then the 3 letter extension at the end should be htm or html, as in Maj.htm or Maj.html. If you actually saved it as something.maj, and asked Paint to open all Maj files, then you'll never be able to use it. Go back to where you saved the ***.maj file, and renmae it to ***.htm

see if it works now.

You may need to go into the configuration opetions of the program, and make sure you have not changed the default save as file type to this .maj file. If you have, then change it back to .htm

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I was trying to download an html using IE11, browser only prompted Save,Save as and cancel no "open" option was prompted but it was prompted if I was downloading pdf files.And default browser to open HTML files is IE11 when I changed default browser
to some other browser "open" option was prompted but on clicking on it file is opening in the browser which was set as default not in IE11.
Can any one please let me know why this is happening.


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