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IE11 auto-open a downloaded file of specific type

Q: IE11 auto-open a downloaded file of specific type

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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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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I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with Internet Explorer and they way it handles opening file from the Internet. Sometimes it gives a prompt like this:

Which is great, I want to turn this on for all common document types (e.g. PDF, Word Docs, Zips). What I've found is you have to either untick the option 'Always ask before opening this type of file', or delete a registry key in
When I check my PC I find I don't have that option and the registry keys aren't present.

Could someone clarify this for me? I'm running IE11 and Windows 7. 


A:Always ask before opening this type of file - IE11

In Windows 7, there is no the key AttachmentExecute by default. For this reason, Checkbox for "always ask before opening this type of file" is missing in the Download prompt window.
Actually, you can choose to add this key in your Registry by following txt, Copy them to notepad, then renamed as .reg file. After that, import to Registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


" AcroPDF.PDF.1"=hex(0): 
Roger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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I hope somebody can help me with hotmail.

I'm using XP SP2 with IE6.

When there is a text link on an e-mail (hotmail) page it sometimes won't open when I click on it. The green progress bar shoots quickly to the right and disappears but the screen remains the same. But sometimes on clicking a link it does go where it should.

I have noticed that the screen doesn't go anywhere when the small line of text immediately above the 'Start' button (lower left of screen) displays the following format of text when the cursor is hovering on the link itself:


However, if I copy and paste the link to the address bar of the browser and delete the javascript:0l(' section then the link will work. This is what I've been doing since I can remember.

If the small line of text above the start button has a different format to the above then the link works as it should. For example the following text format works:


Is there a solution to this? I have not installed Java into my computer and don't know whether this would solve this problem. I have looked for a Java entry in the advanced section of the IE tools tab but cannot find anything labelled 'Java'. If I do need to download Java, will it compromise security? Where do I download it from if I need it?

This has nothing to do with the firewall as I have tried disabling it and it makes no difference.

I would really appreciate a... Read more

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When I try to open it, I get just a very brief flash of the RealPlayer icon, then it goes
away and nothing more happens.

What gives?

Any help much appreciated, I had quite a lot of stuff saved in it I don't want to lose.


A:Real Player downloaded some type of update now won't open

Might be something to do with the new mailbox set -up, check to see if your Anti virus is not blocking this device. 'Real Player' just send out something similar to what MSN do if your logged in to Instant Messenger and you receive an Email. You get sent a 'Pop up' and an audible notice (sound effect) of "news from Real Player" almost like a RSS feed although it's automated.

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How can i make or configure a folder in Win-7 to keep only specific type of files like mp3 or pdf only or may be any restriction or policy on a shared folder?

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I was browsing on a trusted website (I haven't had any problems on the site and its known to be safe) when I got redirected to fake Adobe Flash Player website. I never download from these sites and always immediately click out of it especially when the url is shady but this time it auto downloaded an .exe file. I quickly canceled the download and cleared it from my history. The problem is ever since then my computer has been going slower and i seem to have more ads than usual. Am i just being paranoid or do you think something is wrong with my computer? Any tips on making my computer go faster?

A:.exe file auto downloaded

to the Bleeping Computer Am I Infected? - What Do I Do? Forum. My name is Phil. I would like to address you by your first name if that is alright with you, since we will be working together.
Let's run a few preliminary security scans on your computer and see what turns up.

ESET Online Scanner using Internet Explorer:Note 1: These instructions are for Internet Explorer only! If you're using Chrome or Firefox, you will need to download and install the ESET Smart Installer tool before it can scan. See instructions here.Note 2: You will need to disable your currently installed Anti-Virus, how to do so can be found here.
*Click this link to open ESET OnlineScan.
* Place a checkmark next to "Yes, I accept the Terms of Use", then click the button.
* When prompted allow the Add-On/Active X to install.
* In the new window that opens, tic the radio button next to Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
* Then click "Advanced settings", and make sure there is a checkmark next to only the following items (uncheck everything else):
Remove found threats
Scan archives
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth technology
*Then click the button and ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
*When the scan completes, click List Found Threats (only if anything is found).
*Then click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such ... Read more

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I had started a thread earlier here, called "Cannot change name of New Folder. Can't add Search Provider".

Well, I reset the system to a System Restore that was quite old, and the renaming of folders problem seems to have gone away (at least for now). However, what is really bothering me is that IE11 is keeping track of every file I open on my computer, and when I click on the entry in History, it opens the file!

I have disconnected the computer from the internet, but desperately need help in terms of what to do!!!

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Hi there!

I used many different file types each day, specially those related to image editors. I have many .psd and .ai files (documents for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator). However, since I use other programs (GIMP and Inkscape), these files look pretty ugly. They are a white sheet of paper with low resolution GIMP/Inkscape logo. And that is awful

I think I did something with W7 like messing up with regedit in order to change that. I just want W10 to show those files with a proper icon file (.ico) I have in my computer.

Thank you very much!

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Hello all, today a user posed an interesting question to me:  
"If this is a library, how do I set it to gather only a specific type of file?"
I thought this was a great question, so I hopped right on it.  When you make a new library, you are able to set which type of file it is optomized for, but I see no option to filter based on this.  In her case, she wanted to make a library of only
her Excel files, which could be stored in a variety of places.  
At first, I Bing'd and found this link, also on the Technet Forums (Export Folder list from a Library), but ultimately found
nothing too useful there.  I eventually consulted the XML Schemas directory on the Microsoft site, and came across the

XML Schemas breakdown of the Library File type.  This too had some interesting stuff, but nothing that I was looking for.
My question is this, through registry entry, notepad file hacking or other cleverness, how does a user set a library to only have certain types of files in it?  For instance, one might want only .xlsx or .iso files in a particular folder. Currently,
adding a path will cause your library to populate with files of every type.  It is very hard to duplicate the built-in functionality of the default Pictures, Music and Video libraries.

A:Use libraries to gather only a specific type of file?

As far as I know, the library just can bring your stuff together in one place. However, it cannot specific a certain types of files. If you include a folder to library, it will show all files in this
However, you can achieve the task by copying all this type of files to one folder manually. To search doc files, type "kind:docs" without quotation in the Windows Explorer search box.
For more information about library, please refer:
Best Regards,


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The first solution than I tried I use the method beginQuoteFileUnquoteUpload1 it created me a good boundary and good Content-Type but when I receive the file. The file is corrupted :(

var formData = new FormData(); 
formData.append('file', document.getElementById('file').files[0], document.getElementById('file').files[0].name);

function beginQuoteFileUnquoteUpload1(data)
    // Define a boundary, I stole this from IE but you can use any string AFAIK
    var boundary = "---------------------------7da24f2e50046";
    var xhr = null;
    if (window.XMLHttpRequest || window.ActiveXObject) {
if (window.ActiveXObject) {
try {
xhr = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
} catch(e) {
xhr = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
xhr = new XMLHttpRequest(); 
alert("Votre navigateur ne supporte pas l'objet XMLHTTPRequest...");
    var body = '--' + boundary + '\r\n'
             + 'Content-Dis name="file";'
             + 'filename="'+document.getElementById('file').files[0].name+'"\r\n'
             + 'Content-type: application/pdf\r\n\r\n'
             + data + '\r\n'
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I cannot find my file after download. I observe it by downloading a large file through firefox and internet explorer however after completion the file was remove or deleted. I try to remove my AV(nod32) but issue still exists. This was also observe downloading torrent files.

Can some one help me resolve this i cannot download any file/s.

A:Auto Delete downloaded file

Do you click "save as..." or "run"?

Also, check to see which directory the download manager points to in order to find your file.

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I have several versions of an application (Adobe After Effects) installed (I help test out prerelease versions of the software - which is nice) and I'd like to be able to set the precise application / file type association.

If I get a file's properties and 'Change...' the 'Opens with:' and browse to the exact application I want it to open with (After Effects version 13.6x123), then Apply/OK it, when I open the file, it just loads up the oldest version of the app (After Effects version 13.2) that Windows can find. Is there a better way to set filetype associations than the broken method that Windows is clearly attempting to use?

I have four versions of this app currently installed, all in C:\Program Files\Adobe. 90% of the time, I want to use the latest version, but occasionally need to use an older (public release) version to check how certain bugs/behaviours have changed, so need to keep all those versions installed.

I can use the workaround of opening the specific app and File > opening the file from within it, but it would be nice if I could get Windows to behave properly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

~ Paul

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I was signing in to my Google account when suddenly my computer downloaded a file called "comments_ajax". It had a slightly modified icon, and looked a bit like the Windows icon. When I went to view it under "Downloads" in my Windows Explorer, it says that it is a 1 KB file. I don't dare to open it. Is it malicious? Please help. Also when it downloaded, my Chrome screen stopped the sign in process and just stayed on the blank screen. Just a few hours ago, my Youtube comments started loading very slowly as well. 

A:Help Please! Computer auto-downloaded a suspicious file.

I went into my download history on Chrome and found the file listed with this link: http://www.youtube.com/comments_ajax?v=1X4iXjpbX3o

Is this malicious? The image is also similar to one of a Windows logo over a driver or something. Please help. I have since located the 1 KB file from Windows Explorer and deleted it. It was labelled under file type as "File" (I did not open it)

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I want to prevent certain extensions/file types from appearing in the "recent items" list in Windows 7 64-bit professional.

I do NOT want to disable Recent items completely.

I do however want to exclude certain file types such as movies (I have playlists for that), and photos from the list.

I normally use a limited/standard account for my daily use, especially when watching movie files or looking at .JPGs. Lately .MP4 files are appearing in my recent items list again. I want to stop that.

Searching on this issue has yielded a suggestion of a program called "FileTypesMan"

However, while the .mp4 file type already has the checkbox to "don't add this type to "recent documents"" already checked, it does NOT work on my limited account, as they still appear in my "Recent Items" menu.

I solved this problem years ago, but I can't find the bookmark to how to fix it.

I think FileTypeMan fixes things for whatever user is currently using it, but it prompts for UAC elevation when you launch it, so I have to run it as an admin, not as my limited user account. How do I exclude .MP4 files from the "Recent Items" list in my limited account?

The only other thing I can find is this, which talks about an "editflags" entry that I cannot locate with RegEdit when logged in as an admin. Yet I already have some things excluded from my recent items, so how was that done?

https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/b...or=-2147217396... Read more

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Ive been searching the net for help with this and i just cant find what im looking for.

Im still new at excel macro's so still learning everyday.

I need help to wright a macro that will search in a folder for a file with a specific keyword that can be in the file name.

example: lets say i want to open a file that is in a folder that has "leadership" in the files name.
Because i send the file to people called "leadership.xls" and i recieve files back called "copyofleadership.xls" and different other names but there will always be leadership in the file name.

Can anyone please help me with this.


A:Excel macro to open a file in a folder with a specific keyword in the file names

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I get this error message often in IE11, but not in Chrome. I know, I know, just use Chrome....but I would still like to get this cleared up. Any ideas? I tried basic things, like checking for "enable file downloads," trying IE w/o add-ons, etc.

Thanks for any help.

A:"This file cannot be downloaded" on IE11

Try resetting IE. If the problem persists, try using another browser to see if this is a browser problem or the computer.

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I have Word 2002, SP3, for Windows Office XP Pro.

My problem is I want to permanently turn OFF the autocorrect options (all of them: correct initial capitals, correct first letters of days, etc etc, autoformat, as well as auto text and auto type).

Yes, I have unchecked all the boxes in Tools > Autocorrect Options, the problem is I have to painstakingly go though all the boxes every time I open Word and uncheck them. My setups are not remembered.

I can't figure out how to make these options stay set this way.

I've tried installing the Office Resource Kit and setting a system policy (though I am the only user on this PC), but no success.

I had to rebuild my system a month ago -- before that, I never had any problems, Word seemed to remember exactly my preferred set up and saved autocorrect options etc to the normal template.

I checked the normal template and it is in Doc Settings folder where it should be.

I searched the forums and Word help but can't seem to find any advice, mainly because most people usually run these options and they only wish to modify the instances where they apply, rather than permanently disable them.

Please help! Much appreciated! Thanks!
Sydney Australia

A:Solved: I want to kill off autocorrect, auto format, auto text, auto type

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 have set jar files to be opened with WinRAR by default. Now I want only one file to open normally as a java app. Is that possible or do I have to choose open with... every time?

A:[Q] Open specific file in another program

Launch the "other program" with the file as parameter. For example notepad myfile.txt would open myfile.txt in notepad. If you do this often see help for making shortcuts and batch files.

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I keep my data files under the directory C:\MyData\...

I would like when opening explorer for it to open to same (expanded) within the left pane.

With explorer open to that location, I go to Tools, Folder Options, General and check off automatically expand to current location--which explorer then does not do on subsequent opens?


A:File explorer--open to specific

I have always done this by editing the shortcuts to Windows Explorer. I have mine set to open the D drive as such:

%windir%\explorer.exe /e, "D:\"

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I know it's possible to open a specific file type on a specific program (using default programs or "open with" context menu). But I was wondering if it's possible to apply that on a specific file, not file type.

For example, I have 4 videos (vid1.avi, vid2.avi, vid3.avi, vid4.avi) and I want vid1.avi to open in WMP (by default) while the other 3 in another video player like MPC (also by default). Is it possible?

A:Is it possible to set a specific file to open with another program?

Not by default, but you could do it using a new shortcut.

Create a shortcut to the player.

Then add the path to the file you want to play so the shortcut points to:

"C:\folder\player.exe" "D:\videos\avi1.avi"

Another option is to change the file extension to something unused e.g. .bvi instead of .avi and then associate the .bvi extension to the player you want for that file

Another option is to convert the file to another known format and associate that with the alternate player.

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How do I disable the prompt in IE11 Windows 10 to Open or Save a file when clicking on a link? The prompt does not occur in earlier version of IE11.

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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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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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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.

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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What the title says - see screen shots

Be aware that is NOT just an issue with ZIP files - its an issue with the Choose default program option on EVERY file type.

I tried the Remove & Restore Open With registry patches from here, and rebooted - didn't fix

I tried minimal Safe Boot - still exists

I tried the Default Programs Editor - same error message - NB: I've been using this for years, long before this problem showed up.

I tried sfc scannow and System Restore back to a few days ago - no luck.

I'm not sure what broke it - I don't use the Choose default program very often, so it could have been like this for a while, as in a few months, not more than six though.

Aside : If you're wondering why I have Firefox in the Open With for zips. I'm damned if I know, why would I wanna do that I ask myself. But I would have added Peazip as it's my secondary archiver.


A:Can't add to Open With for any file type

I did a restore from my oldest (Dec 14 2013) system backup (macrium) looks like the problem was there then. I installed a couple of new things on October, gut feeling says it was one of them that caused this problem.

The next thing I'm thinking of trying is an inline repair of windows

Does anyone think an inline repair will NOT fix this problem - I'm not confident, but that's a gut feeling too.

I might as well do a new windows install to freshly formatted drive rather wast time on an inline repair and then find I have to do a fresh install anyway - I've not done a fresh install since I got this box in mid 2009.


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I have an application on my desktop, but I can't open it. If I click on it, the mouse becomes an hourglass for a few seconds and then nothing happens. How do I open this? Thanks.

A:How Do I Open This File Type?

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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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Hello everyone, I need you guys to help me with this... Im willing to pay some $$ if you complete
Information - This file is taken from a karaoke system and I believe it is secure which only can copy but cant open at other computers, I suspect the file type is not the real extension of the file. I want to open this file and knowing the file type, and play just like the real karaoke video which include left track, right track
I want you guys to help me open this file which able to play music and video just like the real karaoke song
Please help me analyse, I know maybe it is just an easy job for you but it can save me!
Here is one of the example

A:Determine the file type and open it! Willing to pay some $$

Chances are your karaoke system has specialist software which understands how to display the file and lyrics on screen. You wouldn't be able to replicate this by just simply playing it in Windows.
The file is .mpeg which is correct for windows, probably the format which the karaoke system exports to for use on a computer.

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Hello, I receive attachment in email as well as on CD's which when I attempt to open I get a message 'can not open file type do you want to search web to find application?' I have tried to open with application I have on my system everything from MicroSoft Word, Works Exel, to WordPerfect, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Explore, Firefox, Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Reader and nothing I have opens the file. When I go the Web to search for an application I get can not find file type. Is there some setting on my computer that I can change to have these files come in so I can open them. I have no trouble opening files that come in Word, WordPerfect, Asci, or Acrobat Reader, PDF files. The icon of the attached file looks like a page icon white with four dots in the center. Hope you can help. I can send you a copy if you think that would help. I am on XP Pro my email clients I use are Thunderbird and Outlook Express. The CD's come in with audio files which I can open. Thank you. Xandr

A:Attachment file type will not open

Hi and welcome,
What type of attachment is it? Should say something like .doc, .xml etc.

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Win 8.1 (64 bit)

On start up, after all icons etc are in place, I get prompted with the message, "How do you want to open this type of file". If I just click anywhere on the Desktop, it disappears.

I have run sfc /scannow 3 times , I have run DISM and it fixed a few corrupt files. I have run cc cleaner on the registry. I have run Malwarebytes (with the latest updates) and it is still there.

The only process in Start-up is Windows Host Process (Rundll32)

Any thoughts, anyone?

Thanks in advance

A:[SOLVED] How to you want to open this type of file?

First off, never run CCleaner's registry cleaner. It can ruin your PC from usage and require a full reinstall.

Do you have a CD in your CD tray?

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(I'm using Home Premium with lots of resources.)

How do I get Vista to allow me to open more than 15 files (like twenty 100 kb jpegs) simultaneously?
How do I get Vista to allow me to open more than on type of file (like a handful of jpegs and gifs) simultaneously?

Please note that this was NOT a problem with Windows 3.1, 3.11, '98, or XP!


A:Open more than 15 files or more than 1 file type?

Help me out here, I've never heard this problem before. What is Vista doing when you try this? LOL i can conclude what it's NOT doing, it's not letting you open the stuff, but what does it do to express it's displeasure, lock up, crash, curse at you?

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