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Windows 7: How to Open A File With Nothing?

23 Jul 2010   #1
Themanhunt

Windows 7
 
 
How to Open A File With Nothing?

Hello. I was compiling a game the other day into an un-reconigized file type. I needed to change the extension to something else, but accidently made it open with Firefox as default.

I want to be able to change the file extension and make it not open with firefox again.

Help?


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23 Jul 2010   #2
Bill2

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

Change the file extension to something nonsensical like .abc.
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23 Jul 2010   #3
Themanhunt

Windows 7
 
 

I can't :s - it only makes it the name of the file and not the extension as it is now recognized by a program...
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23 Jul 2010   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

did you change windows explorer's file options to show extensions?
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23 Jul 2010   #5
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Themanhunt View Post
I can't :s - it only makes it the name of the file and not the extension as it is now recognized by a program...
You have "renamed" it to example.htm.abc (htm is for example). Change the Extension from right clicking over it (while holding shift)> open with> choose default program> then browse for the exe in program files installed (which you want and if its not in the list).

Hope it helps.
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24 Jul 2010   #6
Themanhunt

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
did you change windows explorer's file options to show extensions?
How can I do that?
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24 Jul 2010   #7
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Themanhunt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
did you change windows explorer's file options to show extensions?
How can I do that?
Open windows explorer. Then click on "Organize" at the top=>Folder Options=>View tab. Uncheck the box "Hide extensions for known file types".
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25 Jul 2010   #8
Themanhunt

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Themanhunt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
did you change windows explorer's file options to show extensions?
How can I do that?
Open windows explorer. Then click on "Organize" at the top=>Folder Options=>View tab. Uncheck the box "Hide extensions for known file types".
Thanks alot. Yup, got it functioning now. Thank you for all your help; I appreciate it a lot.
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