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Windows 7: Q: how to disassociate a program from a file type?

14 Oct 2015   #11

Windows® 7 (64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello DarkStar,

You can use this to unassociate a file extension in Windows 7.

Unassociate File Extention Type - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post

So, no Windows way of doing it. Ah well.

   Wtf? The tool pointed out to you by Shawn, above, and then promptly ignored, (a) does exactly what you want (for the sake of present and future readers directed here via their Google search results, old thread or not), and (b) is tiny, self-contained, and portable (no installation req'd). It operates, in other words, more or less the way it would've if Microsoft had bothered coding a quick routine that does this and integrated it with Windows. I've used it myself for years, at least since 2010, and have included it ( as part of a set of tools I install ) on every machine I've had since then.

Anyone operating on the belief that if Windows doesn't natively do what s/he wants then s/he should forego the idea of doing it … well, good luck. 

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16 Oct 2015   #12
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)

Sorry that I was not clear - I meant from within Windows itself, other than running third-party programs. (And it was 5 years ago)
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16 Oct 2015   #13

Windows® 7 (64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post
Sorry that I was not clear - I meant from within Windows itself, other than running third-party programs. (And it was 5 years ago)
My post should not leave any doubt as to whether I knew what you meant.

To think the age of a post whose subject matter was never clearly resolved has a bearing on whether or not an individual with valid info should contribute… is shortsighted. When someone Googles a question because he wants to know how to do something, and then follows his search results looking to have his question answered, that's exactly what he is looking for—to have his question answered—and he isn't about to disregard an obviously valid post that looks like it answers his question because of a time/date signature. The information is all that matters, and you, me, and everyone using the internet has on numerous occasions had our questions answered by following search results to posts that were years old. The internet is an incredible information resource and to refrain from improving it if one is able to for trivial reasons is just wrong, wrong, wrong.

The exception is when the forum thread in question hasn't been updated in years and discusses obsolete technology. If you judge the subject matter to be something very few people have an interest in anymore, then you're forgiven for not adding your potentially valuable contribution     … otherwise, putting closure to somewhat unresolved, hanging threads which discuss subjects that are still applicable today isn't the worst thing you could do.
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