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Windows 7: Always use select program Greyed out Windows 7

30 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
Always use select program Greyed out Windows 7

In windows 7 i have been trying to open .jar files and for some reason i attempted to open it using cmd.exe ever since doing that it's locked the ability to select another program using <Always use the select program> however other extensions work fine.

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30 Aug 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ratchetclan,

See if downloading and merging the REG file below, and restarting the computer may be able to help. It will restore the default associations of the JAR file extension.

If not, then OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to restore and ungray this option for you.

Open With - Add or Remove "Always use selected program"

Hope this helps,

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File Type: reg Default_JAR.reg (418 Bytes, 151 views)
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30 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64

The registry edit fixed it ! thanks brink
i had to reinstall java because i could not find out what .jar files opened with lol
before you regfix reinstalling java did nothing.

This is my registry now

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




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30 Aug 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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