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2 questions: Random resets of my file-associations and no toolbar

  1. #1


    Vigylant Guest

    2 questions: Random resets of my file-associations and no toolbar

    Question 1: When i click on a rar file, i have made a program (In VB.NET)
    that gives me a selection wether i want to open it in BSPlayer (A media
    player) or WinRAR (An archive handler)...

    The problem is that sometimes, at any RANDOMLY given time, vista just
    decides to reset that file association to its default, which is WinRAR...
    For files that had no original default before i set them (Like .hdmov),
    revert back to being unopenable... (I have to select which prog i want to
    open it in)

    Any idea how to fix that, its getting VERY annoying?
    I mean, theres gotta be some way, because WinRAR's association seems to last
    forever and ever... Something wrong with the windows association thingy?

    Question 2: When a folder has a dot in its name, like this example:

    Photos - 2008.02.21

    Windows thinks its a .21 file, when its infact a FOLDER !!!!
    The disappearing icon im talking about is the one on the blue toolbar on the
    "Open" button...
    I mean, how can the MS programmers miss something so fundamental?
    Any fix for this as well?


    Appreciate any help, especially for the first question... Reason why im
    posting both is that i think the second has something to do with the first,
    since Vista keeps cache'ing the .20, .21, .22 filetypes, making some kind of
    overflow in association storage (Just a random guess)

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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: 2 questions: Random resets of my file-associations and no toolbar

    I would suspect the BSPlayer has a bad application file.

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    "Vigylant" <Vigylant@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Question 1: When i click on a rar file, i have made a program (In VB.NET)
    > that gives me a selection wether i want to open it in BSPlayer (A media
    > player) or WinRAR (An archive handler)...
    >
    > The problem is that sometimes, at any RANDOMLY given time, vista just
    > decides to reset that file association to its default, which is WinRAR...
    > For files that had no original default before i set them (Like .hdmov),
    > revert back to being unopenable... (I have to select which prog i want to
    > open it in)
    >
    > Any idea how to fix that, its getting VERY annoying?
    > I mean, theres gotta be some way, because WinRAR's association seems to
    > last
    > forever and ever... Something wrong with the windows association thingy?
    >
    > Question 2: When a folder has a dot in its name, like this example:
    >
    > Photos - 2008.02.21
    >
    > Windows thinks its a .21 file, when its infact a FOLDER !!!!
    > The disappearing icon im talking about is the one on the blue toolbar on
    > the
    > "Open" button...
    > I mean, how can the MS programmers miss something so fundamental?
    > Any fix for this as well?
    >
    >
    > Appreciate any help, especially for the first question... Reason why im
    > posting both is that i think the second has something to do with the
    > first,
    > since Vista keeps cache'ing the .20, .21, .22 filetypes, making some kind
    > of
    > overflow in association storage (Just a random guess)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Vigylant Guest

    Re: 2 questions: Random resets of my file-associations and no tool

    I dont think so, because it happens when i use the windows explorer...

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > I would suspect the BSPlayer has a bad application file.
    >
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    >
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    >
    > .
    > "Vigylant" <Vigylant@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:5CB85EC5-C94D-45F7-9C89-D0289218D87D@xxxxxx

    > > Question 1: When i click on a rar file, i have made a program (In VB.NET)
    > > that gives me a selection wether i want to open it in BSPlayer (A media
    > > player) or WinRAR (An archive handler)...
    > >
    > > The problem is that sometimes, at any RANDOMLY given time, vista just
    > > decides to reset that file association to its default, which is WinRAR...
    > > For files that had no original default before i set them (Like .hdmov),
    > > revert back to being unopenable... (I have to select which prog i want to
    > > open it in)
    > >
    > > Any idea how to fix that, its getting VERY annoying?
    > > I mean, theres gotta be some way, because WinRAR's association seems to
    > > last
    > > forever and ever... Something wrong with the windows association thingy?
    > >
    > > Question 2: When a folder has a dot in its name, like this example:
    > >
    > > Photos - 2008.02.21
    > >
    > > Windows thinks its a .21 file, when its infact a FOLDER !!!!
    > > The disappearing icon im talking about is the one on the blue toolbar on
    > > the
    > > "Open" button...
    > > I mean, how can the MS programmers miss something so fundamental?
    > > Any fix for this as well?
    > >
    > >
    > > Appreciate any help, especially for the first question... Reason why im
    > > posting both is that i think the second has something to do with the
    > > first,
    > > since Vista keeps cache'ing the .20, .21, .22 filetypes, making some kind
    > > of
    > > overflow in association storage (Just a random guess)
    >

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