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Windows 7: How to change what programs open my software


25 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How to change what programs open my software

Hi, when I plugged in my flashdrive my laptop gave me two options and one of those was to open with Microsoft Office which is what I chose. This caused all of my software to be opened with office, which doesn't work. All of my icons changed to Microsoft Office and then I changed them to adobe. I can't open any of my software like CAD or my Internet Explorer. I How can I get my stuff back to normal?

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25 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

This should help
Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations - Windows 7 Forums

After setting program's default, when you plug in a flash drive select Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer.

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28 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for your advice, I found a different solution, but I appreciate your reply.
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28 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

That's great!

But would you share how you fixed it to help others?
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29 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Sure, I just made a different user account and deleted my old ones afterwards. My computer is fairly new so I didn't have any important files on it, which meant I didn't have to transfer them. My software was working properly again by making this account.
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