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I can't let you do that, Dave.

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#1
(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/img387/945/screenhunter1aj1.png
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/7696/screenhunter2ik1.png
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8391/screenhunter3wq6.png
http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/7493/screenhunter4xw2.png

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

My Computer

Airbot

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Airbot 2.0
    CPU
    Core i7 920 (D0) @ 4Ghz, 26c idle- 65c full load on air
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium -Sata 6Gb/s - USB 3.0
    Memory
    12GB Corsair Dominator -CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 480 -Fermi
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar D2X
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24" Flatron W2453V-PF Full HD 1080p 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60hz
    Hard Drives
    1 OCZ Vertex2 180GB SSD
    1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 7200RPM 32MB cache
    2 500GB WD Caviar Blacks 7200RPM 32MB cache (WD5001AALS)

    Pioneer DVD Burner DVR-S18M
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
    Cooling
    Case Fans -3 230mm, 1 140mm/CPU - Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless MK700
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS DL 30.17Mbps UL 0.98Mbps
    Other Info
    Windows 7
    Processor-7.7 RAM- 7.9 Graphics-7.9 Gaming Graphics- 7.9 HDD- 7.8

    W.E.I final score= 7.7

    Windows Vista=5.9

SIW2

Vista Guru
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#3
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.

MAYCHANGEDEFAULT2009-02-03_034553.jpg

Hope it helps

SIW2
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel E8400
    Motherboard
    ASRock1333-GLAN R2.0
    Memory
    2gb DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia 9500GT 1gb

MrNeeds

PC Geek
Vista Guru
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#4
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.

View attachment 9917

Hope it helps

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

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Evga NF78-CK-132-A 3-Way SLI
    Memory
    8Gb DDR2 Corsair Dominator @ 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 560 GTX SC FTW 1GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888 7.1 Audio, Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Headset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2409W 16:9, HDMi, DVI & VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 7200rpm 250Gb SATA,
    Samsung 7200rpm 750Gb SATA,
    WD 7200rpm 1TB SCSI SATA.
    PSU
    Xigmatek 750W Quad sli quad core 80% eff
    Case
    Antec 900 Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT NVIDIA Tritium, Dominator RAM cooler
    Mouse
    Razor Lachesis Banshee V2 Blue, 4000DPI
    Keyboard
    Logitech generic keyboard
    Internet Speed
    16Mb Sky bb
    Other Info
    Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, Wireless Xbox 360 Pad, Wireless Xbox 360 Les Paul Guitar

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