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Windows 7: Windows is asking 'how to open' a random file at startup?


19 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 
Windows is asking 'how to open' a random file at startup?

Ok, so whenever I start my laptop, (or restart or log off then log back in) I get an 'open with' dialog box (as seen in attachment).

The name of the file is 'dr', I guess that its part of the name of the user, Which i know because the address of my desktop is C:\Users\dr censored censored\Desktop.

I dont know if this happens only on This user account because Its the only one I have.

Windows is asking 'how to open' a random file at startup?-dr.jpg

If you need more info, then feel free to ask.



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19 Jun 2013   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi nabeelfarooqui9, welcome to Seven Forums.
Type the file extension in the search box at the top to find a program to open it with.
FILExt - The File Extension Source
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19 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi nabeelfarooqui9, welcome to Seven Forums.
Type the file extension in the search box at the top to find a program to open it with.
FILExt - The File Extension Source
i forgot to mention that there isn't any extension at the end of the file, as seen in screenshot.
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19 Jun 2013   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

If you type 'dr' in my link you'll get more info.
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19 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
If you type 'dr' in my link you'll get more info.
Ok i'll try that but if you read the first post correctly then you'll know that my computer name is also dr.
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19 Jun 2013   #6

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I don't think its related to your computer name.
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19 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

I dont want to open it, i want to get rid of it.
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19 Jun 2013   #8

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Take a look in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder and also look in C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder and see if you have a file named dr and deleted if you do.
ProgramData and AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Jerry
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19 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Thanks but those folders are empty, I also un hid the folders.
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19 Jun 2013   #10

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

start msconfig. Goto startup tab. Make a screenshot and post. Maybe it doesn't show all. If so, scroll down and make another screenshot and post as well.
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