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Windows 7: How to change default download opening program from notepad to ppt.

07 Jul 2016   #1
llarson5810

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How to change default download opening program from notepad to ppt.

I am taking an online class for school and the lectures are located in powerpoint links that download when i click them. When I first opened them I got the "windows cannot open the file" notification and i realized it is because i do not have powerpoint. So, for whatever reason I tried to open it with notepad and did not realize the "always open files with this program" box was checked and now every time I try and open the file it goes straight to notepad. I downloaded powerpoint viewer so I can try and open them correctly, but now i can't figure out how to change the opening program


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07 Jul 2016   #2
derekimo

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Welcome to the forum,

This should help you get that changed,

Open With - Change Default Program
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07 Jul 2016   #3
llarson5810

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The only options I get when I right click the download link are "open link in new tab" and "save link as"
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07 Jul 2016   #4
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by llarson5810 View Post
The only options I get when I right click the download link are "open link in new tab" and "save link as"
You need to do that on one that you already downloaded.
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