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Windows 7: "Open with" program NOT remembered although checkbox ticked?

08 Mar 2016   #1
pstein

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"Open with" program NOT remembered although checkbox ticked?

When I double click in WinExplorer on an *.mp4 video file a popup appears asking me if I want to play the video with a certain program (here with well known VLC video player).

As you can see in the attached snapshot I checked the checkbox to ALWAYS use VLC for opening the video.

BUT: When I double click later another *.mp4 video then the "Open With" dialog re-appears again.

Why is Win 7 not able to remember it really?

Peter




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08 Mar 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Are you running it via a third party browser, if so check the preferred program options there.

Roy
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08 Mar 2016   #3
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

See if Option Two in this tutorial "floats your boat": "Always use selected program" - Always Checked or Unchecked

But this might be better controlled if you check and make sure your Default Programs are set for VLC to open your mp4's: Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

Don't forget to check the bottom's of the tutorials for "Related Tutorials".
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A word of warning; Always check if the program you want is correct, because if it's not and you're in a hurry and you leave the "always use this program" box checked you can be stuck with a mismatched file opener, you will then have to look up the proper tutorial to correct that.
The Tutorial link is: Windows 7 - Tutorial Index, click on the "O" and scroll down to the Open with entries, and the same with the Default Program Tutorials.
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