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Windows 7: Open With - Change Default Program

26 Feb 2010   #30
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smithers View Post
I am having the same unresolved problem steephen had back on pages 1 and 2. The problem is this, I accidentally set Notepad as the default program for opening .lnk shortcuts. So now all my shortcuts and my start menu just open the .lnk file in notepad.

Can some one go to 'Set Associations' and tell me what Windows' factory setting is for the .lnk association? (I think it had the word 'shell' in it.) Hopefully I can manually set it back to what it was.
Hello Welcome to SF,

This Tutorial should help Default File Type Associations - Restore there download the .lnk (LNK) file https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-shortcut-.zip

Hope this helps,
Captain


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26 Feb 2010   #31
smithers

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, that did it.

I was thinking I might have to do a complete re-install. Thank you!
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26 Feb 2010   #32
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smithers View Post
Yes, that did it.

I was thinking I might have to do a complete re-install. Thank you!
Your Most Welcome !!

- Captain
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27 Apr 2010   #33
hmarcuse

windows 7
 
 
How to select a PROTOCOL that is not listed?

The Browse button in step 3 only appears for file types, not for protocols such as mailto:
My mail program is not listed in the defaults when I click "change program" for this protocol, and that screen does not have a Browse button.
How can I add a program to that selection list, so that I can make it my default?
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27 Apr 2010   #34
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hmarcuse View Post
The Browse button in step 3 only appears for file types, not for protocols such as mailto:
My mail program is not listed in the defaults when I click "change program" for this protocol, and that screen does not have a Browse button.
How can I add a program to that selection list, so that I can make it my default?
Mail program is....?
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27 Apr 2010   #35
hmarcuse

windows 7
 
 

Mail program is Mulberry, thanks.
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25 Sep 2010   #36
Codify

Win7 Pro; Linux Mint 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JPComben View Post
I've gone in there and tried to change the default program again to MPC with no luck.

I go to the file extension, for example avi, then click 'change program', which brings up the same dialogue box as when you right click a file -> open with -> choose default program. MPC is a standalone .exe file which does not require installation, so I just created a folder for it in my program files subdirectory. The exe sits in there so I navigate to that and click 'select' but it returns me to the choose default program dialogue box and MPC is not there. Same thing happens if I create a shortcut to MPC.exe.
I've had the same issue with MPC, been trying to restore the file associations for days but no success
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11 Nov 2010   #37
janci

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows 7 Professional 32bit, MacOS X Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi, thanks for the guide, really saves one a lot of time explaining to clients how to do this. Just ping them this link and done.

I've one tiny remark. Should the step 2B really say "Go to step 3D/3E". Or, better yet, how about moving steps 3D and 3E under step 4?

Cheers!
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11 Nov 2010   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Janci, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I can see where that may get a little confusing. I reworded it a bit to help. Please let me know if you think that it may need more.

Thank you.
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14 Nov 2010   #39
David Connolly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Re: 4. The file will now be opened by the selected program.

No, it won't be opened by the selected program. Not always, anyway. ;-)

Seems I'm having the same problem as JPComben and Codify.

I copied a simple little '.exe' onto my laptop (in Program Files) to produce '.lob' files (which are basically html pages that be turned into web pages), and it works just fine. I can create '.lobs' with no problem

However, when I want to open a '.lob' I've created (using 'Open with'), although I can select the program, it won't appear in the box.

I tried the 'compatibility' troubleshooter and was told the program is not compatible. But like I said, when I access it directly, it works just fine.

It's not a big issue - it's just annoying to have to open the '.exe' every time I want to work on a '.lob'.

Is there any way of 'forcing' Windows to recognise the existence of a program?

Cheers,
David
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