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Windows 7: Everything tries to open with the same file!!

19 Aug 2010   #1
erik1337

WINDOWS 7 64BIT
 
 
Everything tries to open with the same file!!

Hello, I just got my computer and I have windows 7 64 installed on it, and when i tried to open a media file with VLC media player, i checked that i always wanted to open that kind of file with VLC, now everything tries to open with VLC. When I try to open Mozilla, a game or anything it tries to open it with VLC . I can open other stuff, but then I have to use ''open with'' and then choose the EXE file for the thing im trying to use and I wonder how do i get it back to normal so i can just click on what i want and it automatically starts with the right program? I'm not very good at computers but some guidance would be great and if i'm in the wrong forum i apologize.


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19 Aug 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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19 Aug 2010   #3
erik1337

WINDOWS 7 64BIT
 
 

I don't know which one to choose, all my files open with VLC, for instance i tried to do a system recovery but i couldnt find the EXE file for that so it also opened with VLC :/
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19 Aug 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Can you do a system restore to a point in time before the change was made.

System Restore
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19 Aug 2010   #5
erik1337

WINDOWS 7 64BIT
 
 

I meant system restore, sorry im not so good at english and my computer is set to swedish. It tries to open system restore with VLC. It's crazy
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19 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Restart the computer. During the BIOS splash screen tap F8 like your life depended on it. You should be able to launch a system restore from there.
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19 Aug 2010   #7
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Is there an option in VLC to not make it the default? There should be a list in the Options or Preferences menu. The list will have all file associations that VLC can open with. Maybe changing this in VLC will fix?
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19 Aug 2010   #8
erik1337

WINDOWS 7 64BIT
 
 

Nevermind the first thing worked I was just clumsy :P thanks alot this saves me massive time! Yoda rox btw
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19 Aug 2010   #9
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm glad to hear you got it working.
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19 Aug 2010   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glad you got it all sorted!
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