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Windows 7: Change Back To Unknown Application Type

21 Aug 2012   #1
ShadyKid

Windows 7
 
 
Change Back To Unknown Application Type

Hi, I accidently set a .xwm file type to open with Windows Media Player. I need it set as an unknown file type to open with its proper program. Any suggestions?


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21 Aug 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Right-click the files > Open With > Choose default program...
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21 Aug 2012   #3
ShadyKid

Windows 7
 
 

I need it to open with an unknown program
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21 Aug 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Right-click the files > Open With > Choose default program... > Browse
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21 Aug 2012   #5
ShadyKid

Windows 7
 
 

But it doesn't open directly with a program what I need to do is unassociate the file type from Windows Media Player
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21 Aug 2012   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What you are saying makes no sense...
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21 Aug 2012   #7
ShadyKid

Windows 7
 
 

I need it to open with an unknown program so when I double click it the message box saying 'Choose a program from list of files/Search internet for the right program to open it with' will come up...
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21 Aug 2012   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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You didn't even bother to do what I posted did you...otherwise it makes no sense why you need to deassociate it when you can associate with the program you want. Why would to program even care if the file is associated to another program in the first place? IT MAKES NO SENSE.
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21 Aug 2012   #9
ShadyKid

Windows 7
 
 

um yes I did but 'unknown program' didnt come up in the list of installed programs sorry..
because the program i want to open it with automatically searches for this file type and wont open it if its set to open with another program
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19 Oct 2012   #10
kiwipoppy

win 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

Understand exactly what you want to do and why...have the same problem with XML files that are set to open with internet explorer when they are brush files.believe it has to be done thru the command prompt,still researching how,but you make perfect sense to me!
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