My system used to open certain programs when I clicked on the file names, and now other programs try to open the same files. How do I set it back to where the original program opens the file? - KB Article - 152466

Edit the file type association in Microsoft Windows.

File types are associated in the Windows 95/98 Explorer. Open Windows Explorer (or "My Computer") and select VIEW | OPTIONS | FILE TYPES. Find the extension you wish to modify. Highlight it and select "Edit", then "Edit" again. Then either type the new application name in the "Application used to perform action:" box or use the "BROWSE" button to find the desired application.

As an alternative you may want to try using a [Shift]-Right click on one of the highlighted files that you wish to associate and select "Open With", then check the "always use to open files of this type" option and select the desired application (you may need to use the "Other" option here) that you wish to open the file with.

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Sidste ændringsdato: 08/14/2010 12:00 AM

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