PPS files are Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show files, and PPT files are Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation files. By default, Vista does not have anything associated to open PPS and PPT files unless you installed Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or some PowerPoint viewer program.
The only thing I could provide in a REG file is to unassociate PPS and PPT to not be opened by any program by default since that is the default in Vista. If that's what you wanted, then please let me know. I'll be happy to help.
If not, then you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to right click on the PPS and PPT files to use "Open with" and select the program you want to be used to open these files with.
Thanks for your prompt reply and help. My problem is that I repeatedly installed PowerPoint Viewer 2007. This fails after the very last update is applied, so I installed PowerPoint Viewer 2010. I see that in all my accounts except one I can associate PPS and PPT with PPV 2010. But it just ignores my attempt to associate it in the one account. So, I figured maybe it is a registry problem, but I do not understand how to unassociate the choices presently offered - then maybe I can do the association. So, how do I do that? Since I have not put in the final PPV-2007 update, I could continue to use it, but I like to have all the security updates.
Thanks for the reply. Please generate a REG file or show me how to unassociate the programs offered as choices to open the PPS and PPT files. I have about 5, including Adobe Reader, which I accidently added. When they are gone, I will remove PPT 2007 and PPT 2010, and reinstall one - probably 2010. If I understand correctly, the system will take over and automatically associate PPS and PPT with Power Point Viewer. I see you are right, and Power Point Viewer is offered as one of the choices to open PPS and PPT (as well as the open office.org Impress). I even see Thunderbird as an option. So, in some accounts the option Power Point Viewer opens PPT2007 and in others it opens PPT 2010. It does not list Power Point Viewer 2007, so somehow it does not always know which to open. The registry must store individual programs links for each account.
Your program worked, and it unassociated my PPS files. I wanted to remove recommended programs from the "open with" dialog, and to fix an update problem with Powerpoint Viewer 2007. Doing a bit of research on Vista’s Registry structure, I discovered that there are five registry keys that have the potential to control the list of programs that display on the Open With submenu:
A request to follow, but first I would like to tell you these fixes are probably the THE most helpful tutorials/fixes I've ever come across. So many of the posted fixes out there are "hit & miss" at best. Yours are 100% solid, thanks dude.
I have a gracious request for 2 association types : flv, and mp4. Thanks my friend, if these can even be done, I'm uncertain.
well.... I recently did a reinstall of firefix to verify some odd behavior on a website, and it fixed my html icon display, this was about two months ago.
so.. I download some fanfics as html files today.. lo and behold.. blank icons again.
I'm going to load my backup profile on windows tomorrow, to see if maybe its just profile specific... I will point out the other computer in the household is running an identical software setup, I can verify both computers are free of viruses or other malware.. I have experienced hardware failures on this machine.. is it possible its something on the harddrive that is causing this?
I just wan't to know,
when you right click a .json file in vista, then properties,
what does it say it opens with there,
I opened a .json file with some program and forgot to untick the always open with box.
I've got a slightly different but related problem and I'm hoping you can help. I might have mentioned this problem in another thread about something else but I have a little clearer detail now. Today, I saved an image from the internet to my computer. It was a .jpg file. In the save window, it said the filetype was "NeroPhotoSnapViewer (*.jpg,*.jpg)". I uninstalled Nero years ago. There is no mention of "Nero" or "PhotoSnap" anywhere in the registry. I even searched for the ROT13 equivalent. In Default Programs, Windows Photo Gallery is associated with .jpe, .jpg, and .jpeg and those extensions are appropriately set to Windows Photo Gallery in the File Associations window. I applied the appropriate REG file in this thread, but it didn't help. Any thoughts?