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Windows 7: "Open with" function not working correctly

26 Feb 2014   #1
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
"Open with" function not working correctly

Hi everyone,
I use this piece of software called SAI, and basically I want to set all my .sai files to open with a new version of the software. I've made sure to delete all copies of the old .exe, but I'm having a very strange and irritating problem.
When I write click on a .sai file and go to "open with", I navigate to the location of the sai.exe I want to run these files with, but when I double click the .exe, I am brought back to the list of possible programs, with the .exe I just clicked not visible. No matter how many times or ways I try, I can't get the .exe I want to appear in that list. If I run the .exe manually and browse folders and open the files within the software it works fine, but none of my files are openable by double clicking, which is very very irrtitating.
Any ideas?


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26 Feb 2014   #2
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

didn't expect to solve this so easily...just ran ccleaner on the registry and i could add it to the list! all solved ^_^
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26 Feb 2014   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Glad that you got this solved.

I had subscribed to your thread and planned to look into how to solve this for you when I had more time. So, thank you for posting back with your findings/solution :-)
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