How can I remove ALL the programs a filetype opens with?, Make a filetype not to open


  1.    18 Feb 2008 #1
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    How can I remove ALL the programs a filetype opens with?, Make a filetype not to open


    I associated the wrong application to a certain filetype (I've put *.001 files to open with WinRAR). Now I want to remove this association, so that the filetype 001 opens with nothing.

    Anyone knows how to remove this association? I can only change the association to other filetypes... but I don't want any application to open it...

    Thanks.
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  2.    18 Feb 2008 #2
    SG Guest

    Re: How can I remove ALL the programs a filetype opens with?, Make a filetype not to open


    You can try this........
    http://xenomorph.net/?page_id=492

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    "newbie" <newbie.34z3lz@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > I associated the wrong application to a certain filetype (I've put *.001
    > files to open with WinRAR). Now I want to remove this association, so
    > that the filetype 001 opens with nothing.
    >
    > Anyone knows how to remove this association? I can only change the
    > association to other filetypes... but I don't want any application to
    > open it...
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    > --
    > newbie
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  3.    18 Feb 2008 #3
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      Thread Starter

    Re: How can I remove ALL the programs a filetype opens with?, Make a filetype not to


    Wow. Nice program. That should do it.
    But how can I do it without having to install 3rd party software?
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  4.    18 Feb 2008 #4
    SG Guest

    Re: How can I remove ALL the programs a filetype opens with?, Make a filetype not to open


    http://xenomorph.net/?page_id=336

    Download XdN Tweaker from the link above. It has the program you want in it
    along with several other things you can do. Make sure and get the ZIP file
    and you don't have to install anything, just unzip and run the EXE.

    Look down a little where it says:
    Don't want to install it? Here is the Zip File

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    All the best,
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    "newbie" <newbie.34z6e2@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > Wow. Nice program. That should do it.
    > But how can I do it without having to install 3rd party software?
    >
    >
    > --
    > newbie
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  5.    18 Feb 2008 #5
    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: How can I remove ALL the programs a filetype opens with?, Make a filetype not to open


    >> but I don't want any application to open it...

    Unfortunately, you need to edit the registry for removing file type associations. Or, use a tool such as:

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

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


    "newbie" <newbie.34z3lz@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message news:newbie.34z3lz@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    I associated the wrong application to a certain filetype (I've put *.001
    files to open with WinRAR). Now I want to remove this association, so
    that the filetype 001 opens with nothing.

    Anyone knows how to remove this association? I can only change the
    association to other filetypes... but I don't want any application to
    open it...

    Thanks.


    --
    newbie
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    18 Feb 2008 #6
    Rojo Habe Guest

    Re: How can I remove ALL the programs a filetype opens with?, Make a filetype not to open


    The only way to do it without the aid of 3rd-party software is to open
    regedit, navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and delete the .001 key (or whatever
    extension you want to unassociate). It then requires a reboot to lose the
    icon. Not for the faint-hearted. It's what I've done before finding this
    thread but I think I'll be checking out the software option in future.


    "newbie" <newbie.34z6e2@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
    news:newbie.34z6e2@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

    >
    > Wow. Nice program. That should do it.
    > But how can I do it without having to install 3rd party software?
    >
    >
    > --
    > newbie
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7.    18 Feb 2008 #7
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    Re: How can I remove ALL the programs a filetype opens with?, Make a filetype not to


    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo Habe View Post
    The only way to do it without the aid of 3rd-party software is to open
    regedit, navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and delete the .001 key (or whatever
    extension you want to unassociate). It then requires a reboot to lose the
    icon. Not for the faint-hearted. It's what I've done before finding this
    thread but I think I'll be checking out the software option in future

    That doesn't seem very hard to do. Should I delete the whole entry inside .001?
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  8.    19 Feb 2008 #8
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    Re: How can I remove ALL the programs a filetype opens with?, Make a filetype not to


    [quote=newbie;617436]
    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo Habe View Post
    The only way to do it without the aid of 3rd-party software is to open
    regedit, navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and delete the .001 key (or whatever
    extension you want to unassociate). It then requires a reboot to lose the
    icon. Not for the faint-hearted. It's what I've done before finding this
    thread but I think I'll be checking out the software option in future
    Doing that didin't remove the icon. I had to use the XdN Tweaker.

    Thanks for all the replies.
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