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Windows 7: How to undo wrong program choice in Open With?

09 Apr 2011   #1

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How to undo wrong program choice in Open With?

When downloading a plugin for my browser (Maxthon2), I made a mistake when choosing a program to open the dl. When the "open with" dialog dropdown appeared, I chose the wrong program and also checked use this program for all like files. How can I undo this wrong choice? And, perhaps, you can tell me how to add programs to this dropdown?


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09 Apr 2011   #2

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi flycaster and welcome back.

Have a look at the link below - might find your answer.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Cheers
JohnnyA
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09 Apr 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
When downloading a plugin for my browser (Maxthon2), I made a mistake when choosing a program to open the dl. When the "open with" dialog dropdown appeared, I chose the wrong program and also checked use this program for all like files. How can I undo this wrong choice? And, perhaps, you can tell me how to add programs to this dropdown?
I would open Windows Explorer, find the files you want to open, right click and choose "Open with..." and choose the program you want to use, check the box "Always use this program" (or whatever verbage they use...doing this from memory.)
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09 Apr 2011   #4

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You can also open the start menu click all programs and use the default programs button located there to set only the one application association back to the way you want it. (associate a filetype or protocol with a program)
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09 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Thank you all. Problem solved.
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09 Apr 2011   #6

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Way to go Flycaster.
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