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I can't let you do that, Dave.

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    I can't let you do that, Dave.

    (Forgive me if this is the wrong section, but I don't see where else I could post this.)

    I'll get right to the problem: Vista won't let me change what a file (.psd, .gif, .iso, etc) opens with except for the options it already provides.
    (Right click an item -> Properties -> Change)
    I press "Browse" and select an exe such as Photoshop, but it doesn't get added to the list below or anywhere in that window, making it impossible to change what it opens with. I took screen shots on the off chance no one understands what I'm talking about:

    http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/9...hunter1aj1.png
    http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/7...hunter2ik1.png
    http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8...hunter3wq6.png
    http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/7...hunter4xw2.png

    It's gotten to the point where I can't open files like .VEG because I can't associate Sony Vegas with it.

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    Re: I can't let you do that, Dave.

    Have you tried changing it from Default Programs in the start menu or control panel? Start Menu-Default Programs-Associate a file type or protocol with a program.

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    Re: I can't let you do that, Dave.

    Hi,

    Open regedit and navigate to

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\
    {09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}

    Or just paste the bracketed bit into Edit>Find.

    Click on the MayChangeDefaultMenu and make sure the default is not set. If it is, right click it in the right pane, Modify, clear the value box, and OK.

    I can't let you do that, Dave.-maychangedefault2009-02-03_034553.jpg

    Hope it helps

    SIW2

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    Re: I can't let you do that, Dave.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hi,

    Open regedit and navigate to

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\
    {09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}

    Or just paste the bracketed bit into Edit>Find.

    Click on the MayChangeDefaultMenu and make sure the default is not set. If it is, right click it in the right pane, Modify, clear the value box, and OK.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Hope it helps

    SIW2
    and before you do that, make sure you backup the registry before attempting to change keys.

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