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Windows 7: Having a issue with (OPEN WITH) option

16 Jun 2012   #1

 
 
Having a issue with (OPEN WITH) option

Well i dont remeber right clicking my .swf file to have it to open with another file as you can see in the picture note pad ..etc...

How do i revert this back so the .swf file is just plain white file ??

instead of the icon it has now ?

i hope it makes sense to you ..



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20 Jun 2012   #2

 

Basically you want .swf files to not have a default associated program, if I understand you correctly.

I don't know the steps, but there should be something on associating file formats / extensions in the Tutorials forum. Try having a look there.
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20 Jun 2012   #3
Arc

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Using your uploaded snip .... Click on the browse button ....
Having a issue with (OPEN WITH) option-2012-06-20_104635.jpg

Browse to : C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil_______ _Plugin (The name may vary), but I mean this one ...
Having a issue with (OPEN WITH) option-2012-06-20_105103.jpg

Set it, and see if it is back to normal.


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21 Jun 2012   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Using your uploaded snip .... Click on the browse button ....
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Browse to : C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil_______ _Plugin (The name may vary), but I mean this one ...
Attachment 217307

Set it, and see if it is back to normal.
ok tried that but now shows like this ...
i am stumped on this lol
(please ignore the little black strip in picture and the word header..


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21 Jun 2012   #5
Arc

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Does they open normally, you just want to change the icon ?

Right click on any swf file, > properties> change icon > Browse > to C:\ Windows\ System32\imageres.dll , and set the third one in the first column.

Name:  2012-06-21_165530.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  61.3 KB

I guess this is the one you want.


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21 Jun 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ohsocute69,

By default, .swf (Shockwave Flash Object) files are not associated to be opened with any program which is why you would have the blank white page icon indicating so. If you like you can use the tutorial below to unassociate .swf files to restore it and the icon back to default.

File Extension Type - Unassociate

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Jun 2012   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello ohsocute69,

By default, .swf (Shockwave Flash Object) files are not associated to be opened with any program which is why you would have the blank white page icon indicating so. If you like you can use the tutorial below to unassociate .swf files to restore it and the icon back to default.

File Extension Type - Unassociate

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Shawn yes what i want is it not to be asscociated with any other program ...
at the moment it has options to open with internet explorer , notepad, and a few others , i am wanting it to go back to normal , just plain (white) swf file but at the moment its not ., it has that above picture and also ..

i just used that exe file you mentioned and deleted the .swf now it looks like this .
i took screen shot of the complete thing,,, as you can see the associated programs im trying to remove and make this file juts normal again .


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22 Jun 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you like, download the REG file I attached below to your desktop, double click on the .reg file to merge it, then approve the merge (run, yes, yes, ok). That should restore it for you.


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File Type: reg Default_SWF.reg (2.0 KB, 8 views)
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26 Jun 2012   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you like, download the REG file I attached below to your desktop, double click on the .reg file to merge it, then approve the merge (run, yes, yes, ok). That should restore it for you.
Thanks so much fixed my issue ! ........so happy now.
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26 Jun 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that it's fixed now.
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