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Windows 7: Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

17 May 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, we do try to.


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15 Oct 2009   #11
Menutra

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Brink,

I just installed windows 7 64-bit a few days ago, and had to open a .doc file for an assignment. I had to use a piece of software called MatLab to do the problem, so I stupidly assumed that I should open the .doc file with that. I realized right away that I should have used office word to open .doc files and that I should set word to be the default. I went back into open with, set to default and selected word, but the grey box to click in order to always use word to open doc files wont let me click it. I also tried going to start,default programs, and changing the default for .doc in there too, but when I choose office word as the program it doesn't change. It still sticks with that darn MatLab software (which wont even open it anyways! uhg! so frustrating!) Can you help!?

thanks, Menutra
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15 Oct 2009   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Menutra, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have Office 2007 installed for Word, then you can use the exported .reg file download below from my system to merge and restore .doc to open back with Word by default. If not, then running the Office Word installation again should restore it back.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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15 Oct 2009   #13
Menutra

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thank You So Much!!!!!!!! AH! it worked!

man that was frustrating... I used to work as a computer technician, so I'm not too bad with computers... but that one had me stumped. It wasn't even letting me edit the registry like I wanted hahaha

Thank you! Brink you rock.
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15 Oct 2009   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Menutra View Post
Thank You So Much!!!!!!!! AH! it worked!

man that was frustrating... I used to work as a computer technician, so I'm not too bad with computers... but that one had me stumped. It wasn't even letting me edit the registry like I wanted hahaha

Thank you! Brink you rock.
You're most welcome Menutra. I'm happy to hear that you got it back as the default program now.
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06 Dec 2009   #15
badkarma666

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Menutra, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have Office 2007 installed for Word, then you can use the exported .reg file download below from my system to merge and restore .doc to open back with Word by default. If not, then running the Office Word installation again should restore it back.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank You, Helped Me Also I Couldn't Change The Program To Open With Because The Checkbox Was Greyed Out, The Reg Key Worked A Treat, Thanks Again.
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06 Dec 2009   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Badkarma, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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13 Jan 2010   #17
Bob OH

Windows 7
 
 

I've been trying method 2, and it's not working. I select the program (an .exe) in step 5B, but it doesn't then appear as a possible program. Any ideas what might be happening?
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13 Jan 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might also see if the file extension is listed in the tutorial below. If so, it will restore it back to the default associations for it. If not, then please post back with what file extension this is for, and I'll see if I can add it to the list for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Jan 2010   #19
Bob OH

Windows 7
 
 

Alas it's not - it's .odc, which I want to associate with OpenBUGS (http://www.mathstat.helsinki.fi/openbugs/: actually with a newer version than that).
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