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    DarrenW Guest

    "open with..." how to restore defaults?

    Hi, I want to know how I can reset to the default programs for opening a file..
    For example, I've got an .sav file from my Halo game folder, and one day I
    was just fiddling around with the folders and I accidently clicked it and
    chose Adobe Reader as the program.. then I tried WordPad, etc.. - don't know
    why I did that. And I don't like it how all my .sav files have the little
    WordPad logo on their icons. Also, I want to get rid of the 'recommended
    programs' that pops up when you >right-click >"open with..." [the recommended
    programs is just all the programs I tried to open the .sav file with... -.- ]
    So anyway, how do I make it so its the default (in this case, there isn't a
    "Default" but I want it like it was before - i.e. 'unknown application' or
    something where after you click it, it asks you to choose a program, etc..

    Any help would be much appreciated!!
    Thanks

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    Re: "open with..." how to restore defaults?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenW View Post
    Hi, I want to know how I can reset to the default programs for opening a file..
    For example, I've got an .sav file from my Halo game folder, and one day I
    was just fiddling around with the folders and I accidently clicked it and
    chose Adobe Reader as the program.. then I tried WordPad, etc.. - don't know
    why I did that. And I don't like it how all my .sav files have the little
    WordPad logo on their icons. Also, I want to get rid of the 'recommended
    programs' that pops up when you >right-click >"open with..." [the recommended
    programs is just all the programs I tried to open the .sav file with... -.- ]
    So anyway, how do I make it so its the default (in this case, there isn't a
    "Default" but I want it like it was before - i.e. 'unknown application' or
    something where after you click it, it asks you to choose a program, etc..

    Any help would be much appreciated!!
    Thanks
    Hi Darren,

    In your case, the .sav file extension should not have anything associated with it. You will need to unassociate it. This will show you how:

    Unassociate File Extention Type


    You might find these helpful to use in the future if needed:

    To normally change program associations:
    Default Programs - Program Default Associations

    To normally change file extension associations:
    Default Programs


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: "open with..." how to restore defaults?

    Darren

    See the following website.

    Unassociate File Extension Type:
    Unassociate File Extention Type

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    "DarrenW" <DarrenW@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:15FAAC1B-50C6-4E11-937C-4BC3EB7AA817@xxxxxx

    > Hi, I want to know how I can reset to the default programs for opening a
    > file..
    > For example, I've got an .sav file from my Halo game folder, and one day I
    > was just fiddling around with the folders and I accidently clicked it and
    > chose Adobe Reader as the program.. then I tried WordPad, etc.. - don't
    > know
    > why I did that. And I don't like it how all my .sav files have the little
    > WordPad logo on their icons. Also, I want to get rid of the 'recommended
    > programs' that pops up when you >right-click >"open with..." [the
    > recommended
    > programs is just all the programs I tried to open the .sav file
    > with... -.- ]
    > So anyway, how do I make it so its the default (in this case, there isn't
    > a
    > "Default" but I want it like it was before - i.e. 'unknown application' or
    > something where after you click it, it asks you to choose a program, etc..
    >
    > Any help would be much appreciated!!
    > Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: "open with..." how to restore defaults?

    An utility to unassociate file types in Windows Vista:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/article...ows-Vista.html

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    "DarrenW" <DarrenW@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:15FAAC1B-50C6-4E11-937C-4BC3EB7AA817@xxxxxx
    Hi, I want to know how I can reset to the default programs for opening a file..
    For example, I've got an .sav file from my Halo game folder, and one day I
    was just fiddling around with the folders and I accidently clicked it and
    chose Adobe Reader as the program.. then I tried WordPad, etc.. - don't know
    why I did that. And I don't like it how all my .sav files have the little
    WordPad logo on their icons. Also, I want to get rid of the 'recommended
    programs' that pops up when you >right-click >"open with..." [the recommended
    programs is just all the programs I tried to open the .sav file with... -.- ]
    So anyway, how do I make it so its the default (in this case, there isn't a
    "Default" but I want it like it was before - i.e. 'unknown application' or
    something where after you click it, it asks you to choose a program, etc..

    Any help would be much appreciated!!
    Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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