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Windows 7: Problems with trying to set default app for some files

13 Mar 2010   #1
VinoBob

Win7
 
 
Problems with trying to set default app for some files

Hi!

I would like to use my portavle foxit reader as default application for reading pdf-s. I wanted to add it with the usual right click/properties choose default program, but it did not appear in the list, even when i manually browsed ans selected the exe. How else could i make foxit reader as a default app for pdfs?

I am also having troubles with the media player, when i first ran it i chose to set what file extensions i want it to associate with, and i was surprised when i could not tick the checkboxes of the extensions, cause they were inactive.

Please help!

Thanks in advance.


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14 Mar 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can Set Foxit Reader as default PDF reader in 3 ways.

1.If you have opened Foxit reader for the first time you will be asked whether to set Foxit reader as default reader click Yes to make Foxit reader as Default PDF reader.
2.Open Foxit Reader, from Help menu enable or select Set to Default PDF Reader.
3.Open My Computer select Tools>Folder options>select File Types and in registered file types select PDF in them and in open with click Change ,select Foxit Reader.
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14 Mar 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello VinoBob, welcome to Seven Forums!



Here's a very useful tutorial, have a look to see if it'll help you do what you want, at the link below.

Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons


Be sure to keep us informed.
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15 Mar 2010   #4
VinoBob

Win7
 
 

Thanks Bill, i made it from the help menu of Foxit. But i did not find the my computer/tools/folder options etc... path. Where is it exactly when i click on "my computer" ?
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15 Mar 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VinoBob View Post
Thanks Bill, i made it from the help menu of Foxit. But i did not find the my computer/tools/folder options etc... path. Where is it exactly when i click on "my computer" ?
Oops sorry VinoBob, was thinking about XP. Glad you got it working
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