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

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DarrenW

#1
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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#2
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:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91920-unassociate-file-extention-type.html


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

To normally change program associations:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/83196-default-programs-program-default-associations.html

To normally change file extension associations:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69758-default-programs.html


Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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Ronnie Vernon MVP

#3
Darren

See the following website.

Unassociate File Extension Type:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91920-unassociate-file-extention-type.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
 

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Ramesh, MS-MVP

#4
An utility to unassociate file types in Windows Vista:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...-unassociate-file-types-in-Windows-Vista.html

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Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
Winhelponline.com blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"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
 

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