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Windows 7: File association won't change to the proper program

03 Oct 2014   #1
jdUnionngaden

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
File association won't change to the proper program

Hi All,
I have an file association issue that I haven't been able to solve.
I've been using a CAD tool GC-Prevue (from GraphiCode - Software Innovations for Electronics Manufacturing - Index) with a *.gwk extension. Recently it started associating to Acrobat X Pro. When I right-click "Open with" Acrobat is the only program listed. I tried Browse to the GC-Prevue *.exe file, choosing it and trying to open but nothing changes. It doesn't open and the "Open With" window remains with only Acrobat as the choice.
I uninstalled and reinstalled Acrobat. No Luck.
I uninstalled and reinstalled GC-Prevue. No Luck.
FWIW: I can always open the program and browse to the file I need to open and there's no problem.
Suggestions anyone?
Thanks in advance for your replies/advice.
Best,
/jdU


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03 Oct 2014   #2
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried to change the file association in Control Panel > Default Programs (small icon view)?
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04 Oct 2014   #3
jdUnionngaden

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hi BJB, Thanks ... I gave that a try, but everything worked the same way with no correct results.
Very strange.
Might anyone else have a suggestion?
Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Best,
/jdU
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04 Oct 2014   #4
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If it's not malware then some system files aren't doing their job. Try running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt. This is the system file checker and it may ask for your Windows disk. If it does it has to be a Windows installation disk as an OEM recovery disk won't do. Try it anyway.

Ask if you need any help with running an elevated command prompt.
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04 Oct 2014   #5
Callender

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

Try running:

Nirsoft's FileTypesMan

You need the 64bit version for your machine.

Right click the filetypesman-x64.exe executable and choose "Run as Administrator"

Scroll down to .gwk and double click.

In the window that opens use the "User Choice" tab to select your GC program.
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04 Oct 2014   #6
jdUnionngaden

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Thanks Callender. It sounds like you have the answer I need, but I'm feeling pretty stupid:
I can see this:
FileTypesMan v1.68 - File Types Manager for Windows
Copyright (c) 2008 - 2014 Nir Sofer

But I can't locate the download link.
Would you point me in the right direction.
Appreciate!
/jdU
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04 Oct 2014   #7
Callender

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

The download link is way down the page underneath "Feedback" and it looks like this:

File association won't change to the proper program-filetypesman-download.jpg

Direct download link: hxxp://www.nirsoft.net/utils/filetypesman-x64.zip


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04 Oct 2014   #8
jdUnionngaden

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

OMG ... D'oh!
How many times have I told folks "Scroll down."?
LOL
Thanks so much!
/jdU
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