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Erratic fie associations

Question: Erratic fie associations

In the passed, I could associate a file with the correct program to run it. Now I can't.Can anyone suggest a remedy?Windsor

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Answer: Erratic fie associations

I think you may have to provide a bit more information Windsor for sometime to answer this one - ie: what has happened that you can no longer do this - also operating system would help.A couple of things might have happened. The most likely answer is that you once had a program on your computer that was able to work with this file extension, and now the program is gone. You might have uninstalled the program or deleted it in some other way. Or you could have installed a new program on your computer that supports this file type. New programs often make themselves the default viewer for certain file types. If you later uninstalled the newer program, you might still have a program on your computer that will open the file type, but it is no longer associated with those files because of the newer program that was once installed. To fix this problem, just right-click the file that you want to open, and choose the appropriate program from the Open With choices.

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Im trying to have a non-registered file type run in a certain program, and use a certain icon.

For instance:
I have
file.ex1
and then when in Windows Explorer I go to:
Tools - Folder Options - File Types

I click "New"
type in ex1
select it to open within a program

and everything works beautifully,
but then, when i go to assign an icon for it, instead of having an option for advanced, it just gives me the option to restore. If I do so, I can assign an icon, but then I lose the settings about what program I wanted the files to run with.
 

Answer:File Associations and icon associations...

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I cannot open photos I am downloading due to a message which states create an association in the set associations control panel,,,which I set to Windows Photo Gallery and still get the message and cannot open the image,,,,I am not generally stupid but I am now,,,please help

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Is your OS Windows 7?  If so, you might try a different procedure for changing the default program.  Click Start | Default Programs, and proceed with that approach.  Did it work?

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Question: Set Associations

When I put memory stick ot disc into usb port or cd writer I get this message(This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel).

Answer:Set Associations

Hi Jim63, can you please give us some details about your PC. Then we'll know what we're looking at. It sounds like a driver related issue.

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Question: Set Associations

I receive e-mails with attachments but when opening I get a message "Create an association in the Set Associations control panel". How do I do this. It comes up as PPS file.
 

Answer:Set Associations

Seeing as you gave no details, I made a leap of faith and assumed you are using Vista.
 

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I am unable to open Word, Excel, or Powerpoint...get a message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." I am running Vista on an HP. What steps should I take next? Desperate....school started last night and they are piling it on fast......
 

Answer:Set Associations

You can't open Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files? Or you can't open the actual programs? I assume you have everything installed, right? Is this a recent problem?
 

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Am unable to open photographs that are attached to my incoming emails. They have the message "this file does not have a programme asociated with it......... etc: Have opened the control default /set associations window, but there is so much stuff there I don't know what to do next. I have windows vista. Thankyou for any help.
 

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Question: Set associations

I have Windows Vista Basic Home operating system. I was trying to insert an audio file into a web page and got a message that there was no association associated with that file. How do I create an association?
 

Answer:Set associations

Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type Default Programs and hit enter

Then In the Default Programs window, the second link is to Associate Files
 

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Question: associations

I have several programs that have recently shown( when trying to open) the message that this file does not have a program associated with it . What has caused this to start and how do I fix it?
 

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Question: set associations

Hi ya! I,m having trouble opening certain emails with attachments as it says go to set associations control panel, call me dumb I just can't find it and know what to do can you help thanks Sally

Answer:set associations

Sally

Control Panel/Programs/Default Programs/Make a file type always open in a specific program

Double click an extension and you can change the default
Check ?Always Use ? at the bottom

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Question: Set Associations

I am trying to open a pdf document sent as an attachment,when I tried to open the message reads.To creat an Association in the Set Association Control Panel.
Where do I find this please.
I have a Toshiba Notebook model 300, operation system Vista, memory 160gig.
Thank you for your help
from
Knowlesy
 

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Question: Set Associations

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." I am using OpenOffice.org. I was clicking on "get more templates for OpenOffice.org." Also "Add more features" etc. I don't know what they mean "Set Associations"???? Thank you to all you brilliant folks who I am sure will help me! Suvawife
 

Answer:Set Associations

Do you have Office Word?
 

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Question: Set Associations

I'm trying to open files with certain extension e.g. smil but it tells me to Set Associations on the control panel. How do I do this? Have no clue.
 

Answer:Set Associations

Right Click on the file you want to open and scroll down to Open With. Then choose the default program for the file you are opening.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3934 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1839 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228115 MB, Free - 76130 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus 2013, Updated and Enabled

I scanned a letter so I could attach it to a email but when I tried to attach I get a error Set Association not associated with file
use control panel to find correct program. I have attached files to emails before and never had this happen before. I can't figure which program to use.
 

Answer:Set Associations

what is the extension on the file ?

http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/
 

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Question: set associations

I am using Windows Vista on a Dell Inspiron.  I have a second user using her own account.  However, whenever she tries to open a file or use a program that I have installed, for example, Adobe reader, a message pops up indicating that there is no association created for the program.  I am directed to go to the "set associations control panel" to set an association.  Does anyone know where such a control panel is located? Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:set associations

If you click Start, then type Default Programs in the search box you will get it. Click on the second option, scroll down to the extension you need. Click on that and click the button Change Program. Click Browse and navigate to the program you want to use, click open, select "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", click ok and you should be fine. Looks like this is account specific, so you may have this problem with any other accounts you set up on the computer.

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Question: Set Associations

How do I create an Association in the Set Associations Control Panel? I am trying to convert MS word 2007 to text sms as I mistakingly tried to open SMS msg with Word which refused to show the content of the msg.

Thanks for your anticipated reply.

Emman

Answer:Set Associations

Click start and then click default programs. Once the window opens click set associations. Find the SMS extension and click on it and click change program. Pick the program you want to open it with. Hope this helps :).

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Question: Associations

I get emails with attachments and would like to double click on the attachment and get a list of possible apps to use. So far all I get is the notice that the appropriate Microsoft Office app isn't available. I can go to the attachment in Windows Explorer and choose a suitable app, but I would like top see a list of the ones I use come when I click on the email program attachment and have my list come up. How can I do this?

Answer:Associations

Maybe this little program can help: OpenExpert - open-with for explorer's context menu - freeware

BTW: there are free Word, Power Point and Excel readers from Microsoft available on the web. No need to use e.g. Open Office to open those. But those are, of course, only readers and you cannot do any further processing.

But it should be possible to associate one of your preferred programs to the corresponding filetype.

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Question: associations

hi all
im totally new to the vista forum only got it a few days ago and being a tweaker by nature i tweaked a few things everything seemed to be ok then i updated my graphics drivers all still ok but when i tried to play any game windows or otherwise i got an error message saying that the file had no program associated with it and to change it in the file association control panel (which i couldnt find) so i used system restore to rectify problem so my question is was it my tinkering that caused the problem or could it have been the drivers (which i somewhat doubt and hope it wasnt the cause as i have to update at some stage) hope someone can help
brian

Answer:associations

Hi, xera2112, and welcome to the forums.

First off, drivers *should not* be changing file associations.

Second off, there is very little 'tweaking' that you need to do to Vista - it is rather efficient as it is. I would bet on the tweaks being the problem here.

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Question: Associations

I'm having a little trouble figuring something out, hopefully someone here can help me with this. It's not a major problem, but it's very annoying. I've quit using Internet Explorer cause it seems that there's ALWAYS something wrong with it, so instead I've started to use Firefox v1.0. What I'm trying to do is figure out how I can set my computer to open Firefox when I'm using a third party application (like Outlook) and clicking on an internet link. No matter what I do, any time I click an internet link in any third party app, it automatically opens Internet Explorer, then I have to copy the URL, close IE, open Firefox, and paste the URL. It's not worth the time. I've gone into Windows Explorer and changed my file associations to open Firefox instead of IE when I double click an html file in Windows Explorer, but I have no idea how to set it to open Firefox from third party apps. Another example of this is when I click a help file in some apps, it does the same thing with IE. I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

AJ
 

Answer:Associations

Under the General tab in Firefox Options, check the box in the section about whether Firefox should check to see if it's the default browser. Uncheck that box in Internet Option under the Programs tab.

You can also use one of the little programs that make the registry changes for you automatically so that internet links will be associated with Firefox:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/setbrowser.html
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/defaultbrowser.html

Not just htm and html files need to be associated with Firefox, but url files do, too, if you want links to open it.
 

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Question: Set Associations

I have seen several messages asking how to "Set Associations" which directs them to the control panel, default programs and change extensions. My problem is that I've changed the default programs but many of the program on the desktop state "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." This includes: Itunes, AOL, Safari, Real Player and even "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults" under Default programs in the control panel. So the previously recommended solutions don't work. I'm stymied.
 

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Question: Set Associations

Suddenly my email links won't open and I'm told the file doesn't have a programme associated with it. I don't know what caused this but have found the list of associations, but don't know which one I should use to open an Http:// link in vista windows mail. Any help gratefully received.

Answer:Set Associations

A System Restore will often fix a hiccup like this.

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Question: Set Associations

Hey there,

For the past couple months I've been having the issue where I go to open up any of my Office 2010 documents and the message reads "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Creat an association in the Set Association control panel". I've been to other sites for help and their answer was to use a system restore. I've used the system restore to solve this issue up until this point. The system restore no longer solves this issue and I'm not sure how to set an association in the Set Association Control panel. I was hoping you could help!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2936 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1339 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147500 MB, Free - 73423 MB; D: Total - 147501 MB, Free - 147407 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway,
Antivirus: Norton 360, Disabled
 

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I am trying to use a Windows Sidebar gadget that I downloaded and installed. But when I try to use it, I get this message: "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel " But when I open the Control Panel, I don't see Set Associations. Can someone help me with this? I did see something in Control Panel about fille associations, but I don't know how to use that. Thanks.
 

Answer:Set Associations: How?

Open the Control Panel, then type 'associations' in the Search Control Panel bar - you should then see links for changing file type associations in Folder Options and Default Programs...
 

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Question: Set Associations

I've been using my Microsoft programs for awhile on my Toshiba with Vista. All of a sudden I'm getting the "This program does not have a program associated with it. Create an association in the set association control panel." message, I tried to follow the advice given in other forums, but when I indicated the program was Microsoft Office after I clicked "start, all programs, default", and went into set associations, it said that all associations were already set. I clicked OK, but I'm still getting the error message.

Please help - and please speak in small, easily understood computer words. I'm really out of my element here. 0 : >
 

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Question: Set Associations

Whenever i want an application on my computer it tells me to set associations on the control panel or something like that. This happens whenever i click on any application or shortcut. It only opens a app. if i right click and press start. can anybody give me a code to fix it. by the way just recently i had to remove a virus and had to mess with the registry keys that open up to shell/open/comand and deleted the default. thanks in advance
 

Answer:Set Associations

No one is really going to try and help you if you:

Type unreadable run-on sentences
Don't bother providing:
Operating system
Exact error you're receiving
​If you're not willing to put the tiniest bit of effort into getting yourself some help, no one is going to rush to help you. You might be entitled at home, but in the real world - you're not.
 

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Question: File Associations

First problem is I'm a real dummy. Getting the following while trying to open a .gif attachment: "file does not have a program associated with it for this action. To create one, double click MC on desktop. On View Menu-click options then file types. Also-when trying to open a .jpg, getting a message as follows: Error in opening document. File does not begin with '%PDF-'. I used to be able to open both of these file/attachment types but something has gone wrong. Please help a dummy. Thanks.
 

Answer:File Associations

Try this. Locate a .gif file in Windows Explorer. Now while holding the shift key down right click on it and select 'Open With' on the menu. When the screen pops up scroll down and click once on Iexplore or Explorer (doesn't matter) to highlight it and then place a check in the little box where it says "always use this program etc..." and then click ok. Your .gif's should now open in a browser window. Do the same for .jpg files and then you should be able to open them into a browser window also.
 

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Question: file associations?

I'm running xp home om my pc. I'm running an amd [email protected] mhz. I have a 512 and a 256 ram module for RAM. My question is : how do I get the pc to automatically play a dvd and how do I tell it to use power dvd?
 

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O.K.,
I have a friend that has an issue that is driving us crazy.
Perhaps we are overlooking something, but we did a lot of checking.
When we open a .pps attachment in outlook express 6 we get a message that there is no file association with that file and that we should go to the folder options and associate a file to open that extension.
We checked it and the association is with Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer or Microsoft Powerpoint which is the correct association.
We had downloaded before the "Powerpoint Viewer" and it has confirmed installation.
IF we drag or save the attachment to the desktop and click on it, it will open up normally with the Powerpoint viewer.
It just will not associate with Powerpoint when we try to open up the attachment directly from the e-mail.
Unchecked is the "Do not allow attacvhments that may contain a virus" box in options in OE.
Any Ideas???

Running Windows XP Home SP2
OE 6

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Simlar to this thread:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...anged-lnk.html

I did all thhat before comeing here, and now im at a differn't point to were i started, ive never come across this kind of problem before so im not HOT on how to fix it. Basically my programs didn't know what file to accociate with so i messed around reset registry's scanned with spybot and so on but now im getting a differnt problem i get this error "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel", so what does it want me to do exacly?

Thanks for all replys

Answer:File associations X

Bump. Need this sorting asap

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Ok, my 2-day old clear installation of Win XP makes me the following ugly trick: i've got two .swf files on my Desktop, currently not associated with program; i double-click on one of them, choose to find a program on my PC, then choose Internet explorer, then click on the "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" and OK, and NOTHING!! The files opens in IE but no association is created, each time I double-click on the .swf type of files i have to choose the program over and over again, they icon remains the "unassociated type"! I recall having the same problem under Windows'98... is this some Windows bug?!? It drives me mad! I'm runnig WinXP Pro +SP1...
 

Answer:Now why can't I Create associations??

This may help: http://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=swf

You may have to check the little box that says Always use this Program so it saves the assocition.
 

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I had a virus or something that blanked out my desktop and wouldn't let me open any programs (see details in this thread in the malware forum). Now my computer is working fine, but as the last few posts in the other thread indicate, every time I restart, the exe assocations are gone and if I double click a shortcut, or click on start - programs - any program, the program doesn't start and I get the message to choose which service to open the file with. Using any one of several utilities will re-associate the exe extension, and I can run programs and use the computer normally until the next restart.

This is a windows xp pro sp 3 machine. Any thoughts or help are appreciated.
 

Answer:exe associations disappear

Hello,
Download the exe file association fix here. Unzip the file in an admin account and double click.





NOTE: If your EXE file associations are corrupted, it can be difficult to open REGEDIT, or to even import REG files. To work around this, press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter.Click to expand...


 

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Question: File Associations

I opened a photo in PaintShop pro, now none of my JPG files will open, usually they open with Microsoft PhotoEditor. Whenever I double click one of them I get a note saying:"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the FolderOptions Control Panel" Problem is it does say How to create an association - can someone please advise me how to make my photographs open as before with PhotoEditor ? I am using Windows ME.ThanksJohn

Answer:File Associations

In Windows Explorer, hold down the Shift key and rigt click on a file; select Open With. Scroll down the list (or Browse) to find PhotoEditor and make sure "Always ...£ is ticked.

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Hi - I sometimes get emails that I am unable to open and get an error box that says ' This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action (i.e. opening the file). Create an association in the Set Associations conrol panel'. My OS is Vista and I'm using Windows Mail, however I have not been able to find anything called set associations and 'help' has been no help at all!! - Can anyone tell me how to open these files, please!
 

Answer:Solved: set associations??

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ThinkPad T520, Win 7


Moving from XP Pro 32 bit to Win 7, I've put some 32 bit stuff on the T520. I put applications in Program Files (x86).

I also have a lot of graphics that I have copied over to my documents folder. Perhaps I should say "a" document folder, because everything seems to show up double or worse in Win 7, so I'm never sure where I am or what I'm looking at.

Anyway, I use PMView Pro for much of my graphics work and it works fine from the (x86) folder. I have set graphics extensions to call it. It loads and works with any of the graphics - if I can find them. That's a job in Win 7.

But if I click on such a graphic in a Win 7 window (user/name/pictures) I get an error message saying, that graphic "is not a valid Win32 application."

1. I'm not clicking on an application, I'm clicking on a .jpg file which I have already successfully loaded into PMView USING PMView itself to get it. I double checked that. (I have found no exceptions with other graphics.)

2. With an associated file? What the heck?! Not a valid Win32 application????? Huh? I'm totally nonplussed.

3. Am I doomed to work without associations forever?
 

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Every time I try to open any program I get an error message that says "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." I ran my Anti-Malware software by running it as an administrator but it found nothing. I'm not sure if it is a virus, but it seems like the only logical explaination. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank You!

Unfortunately, I am unable to install anything so I cannot post the logs.

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Problem:
My Dell laptop has become virtually unusable. On Monday a pop up came up called Antivirus 2010 (av.exe). It looks just like the a Vista tool. I exited out of the program and ran my McAfee. McAfee detected nothing. I tried to search for the program can could not find it. I thought all was well. Tuesday I went to use my computer and it came back. I executed Taskmgr and found this av.exe on running. I right clicked in Taskmgr to goto where the program was it was in Users\michael\App Data. I renamed the file. Shutdown Vista and restarted in Safe Mode Command Prompt. I removed the file. I restarted Vista and then things got worse. Now none of my programs run as all associations are gone. In order for me to execute IE I have to right click and run as administrator, however this does not work for everything (like turning off screen saver).

I have followed the directions for files and have them attached, however GMER.EXE failed to run to completion twice it gave me the Blue Screen of Death, so I have attached the initial scan when you open the program. I am going to attempt to run GMER again.

Finally I have Windows Vista Ultimate with the CD of the OS provided by Dell.

Thank you in advance for all your help.



DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by michael at 23:51:53.72 on Tue 03/02/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16809
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1120 [GMT -5:00]

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Answer:AV.EXE all file associations gone

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Question: File Associations

Hi,

I was wondering how I can change a file association back to unknown? Right now, I have .cue files set to open with Notepad. I right clicked on a .cue file and selected open with and properties but they both make me select a program to open the files with. I want to select no program. I want my Windows XP SP2 to not know what program to open them with. How can I make Windows not know what program to open my .cue files with?

Thanks.

Answer:File Associations

Hi...

You could try, Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types ->

delete CUE from the list??

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My .jpg files have lost there icon.

I have tried removing the association compelely from Folder Options> File types

I have tried changing it from the right click properties menu

But no matter what I change it to
Picture Viewer
Photoshop Elements
Paint etc

the icon stays unchanged!

Can anyone help?

Answer:File Associations??

See if this helps
http://support.microsoft.com/default...&product=winxp

http://www.jakeludington.com/ask_jak..._icons_go.html


Also can you post a screen shot of your icons?

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My friend was messing around on my laptop and when I got it back everything was changed to iTunes. Although it says google chrome it shows an iTunes logo and will launch iTunes if clicked. This happened about six months ago. I tried for months to get it fixed but I ended up uninstalling iTunes so they would go back to normal. However if I want to update my music I need to instal iTunes and go through the proccess of it takin over. I'm in desperate need of help! Any advice is better than no advice at all. If you need a screenshot let me know.


Thanks,
CoastalWave

Answer:File associations help!

Have you tried re-installing Itunes? Does it "take over" the same file associations as before? If all it did wrong was take over as the default browser, did you try going into google chromes settings and choosing to set it as the default browser?

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I associated media files to Winamp. Now when I view them in a folder they are listed as "winamp media files" instead of "mp3 audio files" or whatever they used to be. This is annoying because I arrange files by type and all the media files are sorted as winamp media files, even though they may be .mp3 or .ogg or .wav. How do I make it so that files are still associated with winamp but their file type is properly shown instead of just "winamp media file"?

Answer:Need better file associations

Open My Computer, then click Tools > Folder Options > View (tab) > and uncheck the box that says "Hide extensions for known file types".

This might not be exactly what you are looking for, if not post back, I might have misunderstood your post.

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Oops.

I have been playing with settings on my PC and have set-up a file association in error.

The file in question doesn't need a file association set up i.e it doesn't need a program to open it.

How can I correct what I have done?

Thanks
 

Answer:*** File associations ***

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This is prior to my cd-rom problem. I tried deleting a registry value [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"

I doubt though this was only part of other changes I did.

When I did this, I restarted my computer and when I opened firefox, the program wouldnt open. The error said something about file extentsion does not exist, attach an association in the folder options of control panel. This problem applies to almost all programs on my computer. I had to change exe and insert in firefox in order to open it and I post this problem.. I was dumb enough and newbish not to create a system restore before fiddling with the registry. Is there any way to fix the problem?
 

Answer:File Ext. and Associations

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My PC runs on Windows 98 SE and Microsoft Office Pro 2000 and Outlook Express 6.0. I have recently installed the latest version of rich text software ?RoughDraft? which I have found very quick and easy to use for my straightforward word processing needs. By default, all rtf files are associated with WinWord and open from Windows Explorer. I wanted to change this so that all rtf files will open directly into Roughdraft. (I did this by selecting an rtf file in Windows Explorer, left clicked on it, hold shift and right clicked, selected ?Open With? from the menu, chose RoughDraft ?exe? file, checked "Always use this program to open this type of file? box and clicked OK.) However this did not work. On trying to open an rtf file from Windows Explorer, the programme WinWord opens as before, but not the file document and this is the same for all rtf files now. I tried to reverse this using the same procedure but it remains the same, so I can now only open rtf files from within a programme, Word, RoughDraft etc. I would at least like to get back to the original default file association arrangement and have tried doing this through Windows Explorer/View/Folder options//File Types/select rich text format/Edit to open with Word and also by removing and/or re-installing RoughDraft but nothing changes!

Answer:FILE ASSOCIATIONS

Otherwise, you seem to have done everything short of a System Restore that would probably sort it out, but Windows 98 doesn't have System Restore.Maybe there's another way to restore the registry that someone can tell you about.

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Hi All

I cant get my mp3 files to open with thier default prog (WMP). When I click on the file it gives me an error message saying that it does not have a program associated with it and to create one. Well, Im not new to this simple task and when I go through the motions, (In Windows Explorer: Tools/ Folder Options/ File Types/ Highlight MP3;Shows that the file is already set to open and play with WMP;I select Advanced anyway, highlight open and click OK
;Like always, the files in explorer flicker once as to acknowledge the file association;I then click on my favorite MP3 and get the same error message;Yes I restarted my computer)
it just keeps giving me the same message.



Other files open fine with thier default program just fine. Its a new computer if that matters.

Thanks

Answer:File Associations

Try from the other end of the horse. :)

Open WMP, Tools, Options, Formats, and choose the formats you want WMP to play.

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Question: File Associations

How can one change the file associations for only one user, or make the associations different for each user?

Answer:File Associations

File Associations are shown in this key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Which is the combination of these two:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes

Settings in HKEY_CURRENT_USER apply to the Current User only, and take precedence over the system settings in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Always a good idea to create a restore point and/or export any sections you are editing.

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when i try to run a program like task manger it keeps telling me to set an association or something like that. i kno where to do that but i kinda have no clue wat exactly to do >.<.
and when i try to run something like aim it says the same thing but wheni run it as admin it works fine. neone no wats wrong? thank you
 

Answer:set associations problem

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cannot open some email vista says you need to set associations ??
 

Answer:Solved: set associations

http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/

Give this a try m8
 

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I have an old legacy program called AmiPro. I had to reinstall it (and everything else, too). The file name associated with AmiPro is SAM. I have a large number of SAM documents. When I click on these files now, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 opens with the message it can't handle that type of file. I have gone into Windows Explorer to File Types to change the associated program for SAM to AmiPro, all to no avail. I created a new AmiPro test file, then double-clicked on it--same result: PSE8 opens. If I can't fix this, every AmiPro document I have will be unreadable. Do I need to go into the registry to fix this or is there something else I can do?
Thanks for any help.
D.C.

Answer:file associations

If you right click one of the .sam files, you should see an "Open with..." option. Select that, pick AmiPro from the list of programs, and then there should be a little box at the bottom that says to always use this program to open these files.

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Hello All

A few of my files have been changed to the VLC icon, is there a Utility to correct this kind of thing?
Regards SilverSurf
 

Answer:File Associations

Hello SilverSurf,

Set Default Programs

Click Start.
Click Control Panel.
Click Default Programs.
Click Set Default Programs.
Choose what program(s) you want to set as default for all files and protocols it can open.
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For what it's worth, I love VLC. It is much more compatible than just about any other media player out there, and also has some abilities to rebuild corrupted files.
 

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I moved some song files and some video files to a new ext. hard drive. When I try to play the files I am told they are not associated to a program. It says to set an association in Set Associations Control Panel. What is this refering too.

Answer:File associations

Hi and Welcome...

Go to the file in question, right-click on it, select "Open With", select "Choose Default Program..." and choose one of the programs that is listed or click on Browse for additional programs. If you would like to make the file association to the program permanent, check the box - bottom left of last screen.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Question: Lost associations.

G'day. all,Vista Home Premium. 32 bit. Firefox Browser. All Windows updates up to date.Recently in my Windows Mail prgrom I have ran int trouble.If in the body of an email, I cm presented with a :live" link to something else,and click on it I am presented with a dialogue box stating "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.etc."I am a computer dummy, but had a scratch around in the file asociations dialog boxes and cant see any associations relating to Mail. or any http etc.Could you please assist, and if able to help, do so in novice language please as I flounder with "computer speak."Thanks.

Answer:Lost associations.

http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2007/11/17/repair-links-function-in-email/

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Hello everyone,I hope someone can help me, I have been searching everywhere and I can not figure this out. For every program I attempt to access, I get the following error:This file does not have a program associated with it for performing ths action.  Create an association in the SetAssociations Control Panel. I have attempted to download an Ink registry file as well as a regadit.exe search, but neither have worked. Is there any way to resolve this?This originally occurred due to a Defense Center virus that made the PC think it had a file, and downloaded the Defense Center program.  I was able to get rid of that, but now have this issue. Thanks,Eric

Answer:Set Associations Error

Download and run exeHelper.* Please download exeHelper from Raktor to your desktop.* Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.* A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.

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I have followed the Q's and A's on creating an association for a file from the Set Associations control panel. I don't seem to be doing something correctly. I am trying to run a program that has .com in the file name. I am assuming that I should click on the .com extension. Is that correct? When I do, I see a list of programs. I didn't see a default program. I have selected Adobe, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Word. Separately, and in that order. None seem to work. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
 

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In the last few weeks, whenever I try to play a WMV file attached to an email, I get a message telling me "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.", but of the several programs capable of opening this type of file I already have, I have associated VLC Media Player to open it (and I have double-checked that this is still so in Folder Options, and it is). When I save the WMV file to disk, I can play it without problem. I can effortlessly open other types of file (doc, pdf etc) when they are attached to an email without having to save them first. Any ideas?
 

Answer:File associations

THIS FILE DOES NOT HAVE A PROGRAM ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

Click start>ctrl panel. Open the Folder Options Icon. In the tabbed menue that appears select File Types.
This generates an alphabetical list of all of the file types used by the software on your machine. Pictures use file types,jpg,gif and bmp.
Scroll down to the file extension you have a problem with and click it. Just below the list,you will see an entry showing "Details for the extension. "Alongside that entry is a change button. Click it,and you"ll get a list of possible programs that can be used to open the file type.
Just have to find the program that will open your extension you are having a problem with
 

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Is there any way to restore file associations to the Vista defaults? I installed Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Web Premium) and many of my associations have changed to Adobe programs (why the hell would I open .bmp's with Photoshop). I am having trouble finding a how-to or a utility that would restore these associations to their default settings. Any help?

Answer:File associations after CS3

bump?

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hex1

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My file assoc. for *.bmp has somehow changed from Core PhotoPaint to Windows Photo Viewer and now PhotoPaint no longer looks at *.bmp files I am sending there for editing from CorelDraw. I have tried several ways to change it back , to no avail.
If anyone knows a 3rd way to force the association, I would appreciate a heads up on it. Have tried through the "Browse" in "Change Associations" and through PhotoPaint >Tools>Options>Global>Filters>Associate.
The former yielded no changes whatsoever and the latter changer the association fron Windows "Paint" to Windows Photo Viewer.
Where do I find the little program that gives the details of my computer? I will send it when I cam find it.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6007 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1316 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941478 MB, Free - 889116 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, H57M01
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

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When I try to open certain e-mails that have an .email attachment, it says there is no extension for this type of message. How do I create a file association for this type of mail?
I am running Windows XP HOme edition.
 

Answer:file associations

What is the extension? Here's a site to tell you how to do it: http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/associatext.html
Benny
 

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How do I unassociate a file, that was accidentally associated with the wrong program....
I forgot...not having a good day...

Thanks
 

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I like to knows how to restore associations with th right program (Extension).

Example :when i double click on .MPG winamp start i want
windowmedia to start.

I have try hold the left shift button down and right click on the file .. choose open with .. and check the box on the bottom left that says to associate files of this type with the selected program. then hit ok or apply etc.

But it's not working.

Using win98SE.
 

Answer:restore associations !!!

Delete the old associations then all will ask for program until you tell it which one to use......

WE/Tools/Options/Files i think in 98...

Hope this helps
 

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I have windows XP and since I got this computer last December my photos always had the colored swirly circle icon and when you click a photo to open it would open in the Microsoft picture and fax viewer. Then from there if you click the little icon on the bottom that said closes this program and opens the image for editing it would then open in arc photo impressions. Yesterday I installed the student edition of Microsoft office and it changed these settings. First of all the photo icons all have a sunset on them now. When I click to open a photo they do open in the picture and fax viewer but when I click that little edit button that cloes the picture and fax viewer and opens the photo for editing it opens in the Microsoft picture editor now. I have gone to tools and folder options and tried to change it back but I can't get it to work the same way. When I click edit in the picture and fax viewer I need it to open in arc soft not Microsoft picture editor. Where can I go to change that setting?
 

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Still can,t get Windows Picture Viewer to open jpeg images. Have tried the Tools folders Options , allways use this program -tick box. Every time i come back to it box is unticked!Have run Disc check etc,nothing. Tried the local shop -waste of time. Any more ideas

Answer:File Associations

Have you tried this? Open Windows Explorer look for the Picture you want to open, click on the file to select it then press and hold shift key and right click the selected file click on the always use to open from the list click the little box to the left and select the program from the list that you want to open with

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I am trying to change the edit association with jpeg from MSPaint to either Picasa or Windows Live Photo.
Using the options in Default Progarams just changes the viewing or open association but not the edit.
I'm using Windows 7.
Any ideas?
c

Answer:File associations

If it's like Vista then I don't think it is possible without editing the registry. I think MS thought that if you opened a file in a program then you would be able to edit with it. But then why leave the edit command under right click?

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I recently tried to change the file association for a program. I am new to xp. I followed the instructions in the help file, but when I right clicked and brought up the properties for the program, there was no ''change'' button on the general tab. can someone please help?

Thank you!
 

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For two years my .VBS file association was corrupted until recently I found Brink's Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations
- but now I have a new problem with FileAssociations in .TXT and .VBS file types, they persist as a mirror of each other
I was/am very familiar with built-in FileAssociations tool in WinXP

Using Nirsoft's FileType Manager changes to either .TXT or .VBS file associations are automatically replicated in the other
(using F5 to refresh between my edits)

I am wanting ...

Code:
TXT -> OPEN
Caption: open
Default:- Yes
Command Line:- C:\Programs2\Metapad36\metapad.exe %1
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TXT -> EDIT
Caption: Edit
Default: No
Command Line:- ~~ notepad.exe %1
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VBS -> OPEN
Caption: open
Default:- Yes
Command Line:- C:\Windows\System32\wscript.exe %1
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VBS -> EDIT
Caption: Edit
Default:- No
Command Line:- ~~metapad.exe %1
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When the default of either VBS or TXT is altered it automatically "swaps" the default in the other file-type
When I attempt to change "Open" in .VBS to ~wscript.exe ... the TXT open action is changed to ~wscript.exe

I have deleted all actions from .TXT (ie, removing C:\Windows\System32\wscript.exe %1 )
- created two new actions for .TXT
Open with Metapad.exe
Edit with Notepad.exe
... now VBS is a duplicate of .TXT "Open" action
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For two years my .VBS file association was corrupted until recently I found Brink's Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations
- but now I have a new problem with FileAssociations in .TXT and .VBS file types, they persist as a mirror of each other
I was/am very familiar with built-in FileAssociations tool in WinXP

Using Nirsoft's FileType Manager changes to either .TXT or .VBS file associations are automatically replicated in the other
(using F5 to refresh between my edits)

I am wanting ...

Code:
TXT -> OPEN
Caption: open
Default:- Yes
Command Line:- C:\Programs2\Metapad36\metapad.exe %1
-----
TXT -> EDIT
Caption: Edit
Default: No
Command Line:- ~~ notepad.exe %1
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VBS -> OPEN
Caption: open
Default:- Yes
Command Line:- C:\Windows\System32\wscript.exe %1
-----
VBS -> EDIT
Caption: Edit
Default:- No
Command Line:- ~~metapad.exe %1
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When the default of either VBS or TXT is altered it automatically "swaps" the default in the other file-type
When I attempt to change "Open" in .VBS to ~wscript.exe ... the TXT open action is changed to ~wscript.exe

I have deleted all actions from .TXT (ie, removing C:\Windows\System32\wscript.exe %1 )
- created two new actions for .TXT
Open with Metapad.exe
Edit with Notepad.exe
... now VBS is a duplicate of .TXT "Open" action
C:\Windows\System32\wscript.exe %1... Read more

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Question: File Associations

Well i've had trouble with file associations on my computer (doesn't "no" how to open certain files)

i need to know what files are associated with the windows taskbar and system tray so i can find a registry fix

Answer:File Associations

are they now white or lnk files?

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Hi anyone!
I hope I'm asking this question in the right catagory! I'm not a real computer GURU, by no means! I'm using Win XP with IE 7.This just started today. Any time I have been e-mailed an attachemt (WVM), the video has always opened in Media Player. Starting this morning when I try to open a WMV attachment. A box pops up that says..."This File does not have a Program associated with it to perform this action.Create an association in the folder Options Control Panel "

I opened I-E and went to tools/ options, but am not seeing anywhere that I can click to create an association between WMV and Media player, so the videos will play as they used too. I'm not sure how this suddenly happened. I haven't been messing around it the puter to create the problem. If I open videos from You Tube, they work fine. Just the WMV attachments that won't open..

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks Folks..
Swaneyjoe
 

Answer:File Associations help please?

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I have a PC that cannot start anything. ALL file associations have been lost. Was in the middle of installing Norton Internet Security 2006. It encountered an error then shut down the computer. Tried fixing the problem one by one through the file associations. Windows Explorer won't open. Tried the registry. Regedit won't open. Even tried changing the regedit extension to trick Windows. .reg is not recognized either. Full chkdsk /p done. I'm at a loss. Any ideas? Thx.
 

Answer:NO file associations.

Have you tried restoring to an earlier version of the registry using scanreg / restore?
 

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I can view and save my digital movies to a DVD r3ecorder through the Television.I can also view and save these to my PC.However, once I have transferred the files to my computer, then try to save them back to my camera( for editing purposes ), the camera does not recognize the file format.I am surprised that I cannot send the videos back to my Kodak Mc3 camera, since this was the original source!Got up-to-date Sony PCV RS404 computer with quite a few bells and whistles!Anyone help, please?geedad

Answer:file associations

What software are you using to capture your video?Why would you want to send them back to the camera to edit them?

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File Associations in W2K - For reasons not unconnected with being a bloody idiot I have attempted to open a binary file I downloaded in Notebook!! Problem is that now any file of that type is associated with Notebook. I've tried deleating the folder & unzipping the download again but it still shows up in Windows Explorer Properties as Opens in Wordpad. I've tried burning the file to disk & then loading the disk but the OS still tries to treat the file as Wordpad.
What I want to do is to return the file association to whatever it was before I messed it up. Problem is that clicking on 'open as ' only gives me a choice of loaded programs whereas I don't think I want to be opening a binary file at all as it should be a disc image of a CD.
At this point I'm getting way out of my depth. If I was running Millenium I'd restore the system back to it's previous configuration but 2K doesn't seem to have that facility.
Any suggestions apart from the obvious one of getting a decent a decent pair of glasses before clicking on the wrong icon?
System is running W2K Pro SP4- can't see the hardware is relavent here.
ThanX
pete james [email protected]
 

Answer:File Associations in W2k

Sorry, I meant Wordpad all the way through on that post - I've just gotta get them glasses.
 

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...recently my computer has been giving the "Windows cannot open this file...choose a program from the list to open it with." message.The files I am opening are simple jpg files and when I choose f.i. Windows file and fax viewer, they open with no problem.I have made sure the "Always use this program..." box is checked, but Windows seems to forget every time.Most annoying, but I'm sure there is a setting to stop this somewhere - just can't find it.Anyone help?

Answer:File associations...

goto control panel - folder options - file types,and then select the file type and use the change option to select the program to open with.

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Hi
I was dreaming today when a program started up and asked me if I wanted to change the file associations for that and all programs like it. 
Without thinking I said yes. Now all my file extensions have been changed from .exe to .adobe pdf. I think the program was java but not sure.
I tried to change them back in control panel but exe files are not listed in the file types. The only way I got my files back was to uninstall adobe reader.
can anyone help please

Answer:File associations

These are fixes that will repair file associations:File Association Fixer for Windows 10/8/7File association fixes for Windows 8File association fixes for Windows 7File association fixes for Windows VistaTweaking.com - Reset File PermissionsFile association fixes for Windows XPEasy File Associations for Windows XP

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I don't know what happened, I was having some problems and I reinstalled Windows ME and now the only things I can click on are My Documents, My Briefcase, My Computer, Internet Explorer, My Network Places & picture files.Everything else I get this message: "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.What do I do? I can't properly reinstall Windows because I can't my darn D: drive to recognize there's a disk in there.Please help me I'm desperate! LOL

Answer:File Associations

Start in safe mode and scan for viruses.

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Hello World,

I changed my drive letters around for a very good reason,...that I cannot remember right now... Something to do with MagicJack... Now, I normally install programs to my storage disk, and keep my boot disk nice and tidy. (yes, I have some slight OCD...) Anyway, after the change, my file associations, (mainly .avi) don't work for any program installed on that drive.

I can open the file from the program, as well as drag it onto the icon, however, double clicking a file opens up the "Open With" box. The program (of course) is not in the box, and when I browse to it,...and select it,... it still isn't there. I checked the associations control panel, and ended up with the same 'browse to' method, with,... the same result.

Would someone please tell me how to reassociate these filetypes? I'd rather not download a program to do it, but if I have to, I have to.

Thanx,
Reyak

Answer:Filetype Associations

Try "exe" fix: http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/...dows-Vista.html

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Everything was fine until I downloaded Google Chrome and then decided to remove it. Since that time while I am in yahoo messenger and try to look at a profile I get this message: Must set an association in Set Associations Panel. I know where this is but thats about it!! Also when I try to go from messenger to email it says the same thing. Anybody know about setting associations for yahoo??
 

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A friend sent me an email with 10 attachments.When I tried to open I get the following: "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Create an association in the Folder Options control panel" I don't have any idea how to do this. However I can tell you that apparently Microsoft software is involved because I can open in Gmail. I'm running OS 6 and IE 6.
Thanks very much. Jean
 

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I have tried every way possible in Win 7 to set up a file association with '.pub' files and Microsoft Publisher, with no luck.

Normally under 'Control Panel' - 'Default Programs' - 'Set associations' you can browse for program and when selected you can make it the default progrm for the particular extension. I simply can not select the MS Publisher executable for association - it is just ignored. I suspect this may be a registry issue but am not sure where and how to fix it.

Answer:File Associations in Win 7

According to this wiki article & other (limited) info I've read on M$ Publisher It's like Micro$lop's version of "Who's on First?"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Publisher>>>Publisher's proprietary file format (.pub) is unsupported by almost all other applications, including other Microsoft products, although Corel Draw X4 features "open only" support. As such, Publisher is generally recognised to be of limited functionality where multiple-user electronic editing or dissemination is concerned. Adobe's PageMaker software saves files with a .pub extension but the two files are not readable by the other program - Microsoft's program cannot read PageMaker .pub files, nor can PageMaker read a Publisher file; they are different formats in spite of the extension similarity. Publisher supports numerous other file formats, including the Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format which is supported on Windows platforms. The Microsoft Publisher trial version can be used to view .pub files beyond the trial period <<<This may help some: Where is the Publisher viewer? http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/publisher-help/where-is-the-publisher-viewer-HA010233906.aspx>>>Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 does not provide a free, downloadable viewer for opening and viewing Publisher (.pub) files. If you want to send a publication, or if you receive a publication in e-mail, you have some options<<... Read more

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O.K.,
I have a friend that has an issue that is driving us crazy.
Perhaps we are overlooking something, but we did a lot of checking.
When we open a .pps attachment in outlook express 6 we get a message that there is no file association with that file and that we should go to the folder options and associate a file to open that extension.
We checked it and the association is with Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer or Microsoft Powerpoint which is the correct association.
We had downloaded before the "Powerpoint Viewer" and it has confirmed installation.
IF we drag or save the attachment to the desktop and click on it, it will open up normally with the Powerpoint viewer.
It just will not associate with Powerpoint when we try to open up the attachment directly from the e-mail.
Unchecked is the "Do not allow attacvhments that may contain a virus" box in options in OE.
Any Ideas???

Running Windows XP Home SP2
OE 6

Answer:File Associations Oe?

Hello waxace,Don't let the fact that the attachment doesn't open when you click on it in the e-mail client. In fact, that is a good thing and your program is doing what you asked it to. It is unfortunate, but many kinds of attachments can be carriers for computer infections.The safest way to proceed is to create a special folder for e-mail attachments. Save the attachments there by right-clicking on the attachment then choosing Save As and picking the folder in question. Scan the attachment to be sure it is clean, then open it. I know it takes a bit longer, but it is a lot less time then cleaning the computer after it has been infected.Orange Blossom

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I have installed Microsoft Picture it Publisher and now all my pictures that I have saved are using this program to view them. I am trying to keep them in the browser but can't figure out how. When I look at a picture that I have saved and want to print it I want to use the internet explorer browser. Can anyone help me with this? It's a huge program and takes forever to load. All I want to do is open a jpg file and print the picture. I've tried the settings tab and folder options to change the program that it uses to open the jpg file but it always uses MS Picture it.
 

Answer:file associations

wamjwm
Graphics programs stealing the file associations is quite common.
Here is the way to reassociate with Internet Explorer or other Graphis programs.

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FILE ASSOCIATIONS
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Step 1- Locate the images that you are having trouble opening.
Step 2- If you have a Graphics program that you prefer using then that is the one which will be used in the next steps, if you do not then we will use Internet Explorer.
Step 3- Left click to highlight image file
Step 4- Right click highlighted Image while holding down the shift key and select the "open with" option
Step 5- Once the open with selection box appears scroll down to your preferred graphic program or to Internet Explorer
Step 6- Highlight your preferred program or Internet Explorer
Step 7- Click the always use this box
Step 8-Click OK
Repeat process for all your file types, jpeg,gif,tif,bmp and so on.

Hope that helps
Dave
 

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Question: File Associations

Okay, hope I explain this clearly enough. When I would try to playback a cd in my cd-rom, it kept trying to open with real player, and I wanted it to open with the windows cd player. I know there is a way to change the file associations, but I couldn't figure out how to do it, and I wound up opening My Computer, viewing Folder Options and changing file types. I am pretty confident that I did something wrong, and my main question is if anyone knows how to set the following things back to their default:

Audio CD Playback
actions: Play

Audio Playlist
extension: XPL
Content Type (MIME): audio/scpls
actions: Open

Audio CD
actions: Play

My OS is Windows 98 if that helps. If someone could help me out, I would really appreciate it!!
 

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XPro starts up, but all file associations are lost. So nothing starts, only getting question startup with... and that's the only way to get iexplorer running.
Just before the logon a dialogwindow opens, which can only be closed by clicking ok. The window title changes between runs.
How could i get anything, like combofix or hijackthis up and running..??
many thanks for any help

Answer:Xpro No Associations

Easy File Associations for Windows XP

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Question: File associations

I inadvertantly changed a file association and would like to know if any body here can help me fix it. The extension is .Mtx. I have no idea what program it originally opened with but told my computer to open it with PaintShopPro. I tried to use Restore but it says there are no restore points. Does anyone here know how can I undo this? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Apple
 

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I have Vista x64 installed on my system. For some reason, Windows has dropped some of my default file associations and won't let me change them back to their original configuration.

For instance, if I right click a .doc file and select "Open with..." then "Select a program from a list of installed programs" Microsoft Word is not listed in the list of programs. If I click on "Browse..." and select Word manually, I'm returned to the list of programs from which to to choose, but Word still isn't available.

I've also tried setting file associations through the control panel. Again, in the "Set Associations" window, if I click on "Change program..." I experience the same issue.

The issue is not limited to .doc files. For instance, Vista reset my .txt file association to Vista's Notepad, however; I previuosly had the default file assocation set to Notepad++. When I try change the default file association back to Notepad++ I experience the same issue as for the .doc file type.

Answer:Can't set file associations

Hello Hsrstud,

When in Default Programs and you have selected "Change Program" for the file extenstion, are you trying to select the EXE file for the program after clicking on "Browse"?

For example, I have Office 10 installed, so the path to Word for me is "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE".

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I have an MSG attachment which I cannot open. I receive a message saying "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." How do I do this??? (I have Windows Vista)
 

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My problem is that whenever I insert a DVD into the DVD SuperMulti Drive/CD player, I receive the following pop-up message.

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.

I have never encountered this before so I am pretty clueless about what to do.

My computer is an HP Pavilion 32 bit Intel Core 2 Duo running Windows Vista home premium.

Anyone have a suggestion????

Much appreciation in advance for your advice.

Gary
 

Answer:Set Associations for HP DVD drive

generally it means there is no program registered by the OS (vista) to open the file type on your DVD....either you don't have the program or it needs to be associated.

1st..is it only this DVD...explain what type it is..homemade...Rental etc..

If you open the DVD, can you see the file extension? This will help identify what program needs to read it.

if you can't see an extension in th folder window...go Tools/Folder Options > view tab and UNcheck "hide Extensions...."....I am on XP so Vista maybe different...ok just searched and it is...this is what you need to do in Vista
 

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Can anyone tell me where to find the file associations in WMP 11? I looked all through the options because I don't want to make WMP the default for sound files, just video. When I initially started it up I was presented with those options but they were greyed out and I m couldn't uncheck the sound files. Now I can't find a place to change them.
 

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janlafata said:

Can anyone tell me where to find the file associations in WMP 11? I looked all through the options because I don't want to make WMP the default for sound files, just video. When I initially started it up I was presented with those options but they were greyed out and I m couldn't uncheck the sound files. Now I can't find a place to change them.Click to expand...
Hello if you open WMP11 and choose tools you have the option to choose what file types you want associated
 

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Whenever I try to start a game in "Games" I get the attached error. How do I sort this out?
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Answer:Setting Associations

What games are you trying to use? Built in Vista Games? or some third party
title? This is important to setting the association which may or may not work.
This error is common for corrupted pieces of software.

Personally I might try setting the association from the command line rather than
the control panel applet.

Let us know what game you?re trying to use and we?ll go from there.

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I am in the midst of a clean re-install of Windows Xp Pro SP3. I have been making intermittent backups along the way (Acronis). I installed the peripherals and set my default printer & continued installing apps. After 2 days I noticed that my default printer had changed and went to Settings/Printers and Faxes to check this only to get this message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Option Control Panel."

The computer then locked up and had to be rebooted.

I have tried all the usual tricks like Rebooting and then Rebooting into Last Known Good Configuration with no effect. In fact the same message came up when running in Safe Mode. I restored back to a Backup made earlier but the error persists. I do not know when this error occurred. Everything else is working perfectly. Settings/Control Panel and Settings/Taskbar and Start Menu are unchanged. It is just Printers. Control Panel/Printers also works.
I have managed a workaround by customizing the Start Menu to Expand Printers but the fault remains.

I applied a fix from Doug Knox but this did not help. Neither did running SFC.

Something is wrong somewhere, Can anyone help?

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I like to use my own picture viewer, browser, word processor, MP3 player, and movie player, not MS products. Is it just me, or does every major Windows update make it harder to associate those files with your chosen programs?
I set the associations, and they work for a while, but eventually, 1 or more revert to the inbred Windows apps.
There's a little app called "StopResettingMyApps", which at first I thought was a dream come true. Even it gets overwhelmed, and eventually 1 or more associations are stolen by a jealous Win10.

I wish every program had an option to LOCK IN associations. What I really wish is that MS would release a version of Windows with no apps, just the OS. I would actually pay more for less.

Is there any talk of this on the MS forums?

Thanks,,,

Answer:Windows 10 Associations

Hi, it's possible you are setting the associations from within your programs. This hasn't been supported from Win 8, and may only appear to work until you next log in.

This pretty much covers it, from the Settings and context menu to the control panel:
Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10

If after that you find associations reverting, there's something wrong.

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Question: Mail Associations

I use gmail, but the primary address I use in Gmail is my old charter account. My problem is, Gmail doesn't seem to be associated with either Windows 7 of Craig's List. When I try to reply to a seller on Craig's List I get an error message saying there is now mail server associated with it. I found an Association page but I have no idea how to create an association. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Mail Associations

When you click on an email link on a web page, Win 7 will open the email
program that has been assigned to be the default program for "mailto:" links.

This is normally Windows Mail on a Vista computer, but Win 7 doesn't come with an email program. If you install a program like Windows Live Mail, or Thunderbird you can access your Gmail account via POP3 or IMAP. And clicking on a link will open that program.

If you use Gmail's webmail, I don't know of a way to make that the default for sending email. Gmail would have to provide a method to do that.

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To better explain, is there a way to be able to use programs to set their own file associations again rather than the idiotic Default Programs in Control Panel or the Open With dialogue?

Windows 8 has, so far, sucked big time and has far fewer good features than Windows 7, and this is a core problem for me. Windows will not "see" file types it doesn't recognize such as PSF, SPC, 2SF, etc. which are all sound formats for video game sequencing music, by Neil Corlett. Previously, it's as easy as opening Winamp and setting file associations. Unfortunately, it doesn't work now in the default Windows 8, and I can't find a way to change this really horrible "feature". When I try "Open With", Winamp isn't on the list of programs to pick from. On Default Associations, the file types aren't shown.

As such, my question is threefold.

1. Is there a way to fix this and disable this "feature" that has no useful application whatsoever?

2. If not, is there a way to upgrade back to Windows 7 for free without wiping the computer?

3. Or am I screwed and never able to open these files again because Microsoft took away the usability?

I'm just about fed up with Microsoft and their "upgrades" that are actually "downgrades".
 

Answer:Is there a way to fix file associations?

What program are you trying to use with these file types?

What program was used on the Windows 7 OS?
 

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