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Unable to associate file types to custom application

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Old 04-14-2007
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Unable to associate file types to custom application
I bought a new computer a couple of weeks ago with Windows Vista. A problem
that's occured quite a few times is that I am unable to associate a file type
to an application that doesn't show up in the dialog.

For instance:
1 - I right click on the file and choose "open with" / "choose default
program"
2 - The program I want to use does not show in the "Recommended programs",
so I hit the + sign to expand the "Other programs" list.
3 - It's not there either, so I click the "Browse" button and locate the
program I want to use.
4 - When returning, the program still doesn't show in any of the lists!

This looks like a bug to me ...

Steinar Haugen
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Old 04-14-2007
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RE: Unable to associate file types to custom application
waaahh. same problem as mine!!

please help us.... please...

"Steinar Haugen" wrote:

> I bought a new computer a couple of weeks ago with Windows Vista. A problem
> that's occured quite a few times is that I am unable to associate a file type
> to an application that doesn't show up in the dialog.
>
> For instance:
> 1 - I right click on the file and choose "open with" / "choose default
> program"
> 2 - The program I want to use does not show in the "Recommended programs",
> so I hit the + sign to expand the "Other programs" list.
> 3 - It's not there either, so I click the "Browse" button and locate the
> program I want to use.
> 4 - When returning, the program still doesn't show in any of the lists!
>
> This looks like a bug to me ...
>
> Steinar Haugen

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Old 04-18-2007
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Re: Unable to associate file types to custom application
Me too! I can't even make .doc files open with Word2007. Help please !


"gerol" <gerol@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:743D3639-0003-4FBD-8A46-12D0111D534F@microsoft.com...
> waaahh. same problem as mine!!
>
> please help us.... please...
>
> "Steinar Haugen" wrote:
>
>> I bought a new computer a couple of weeks ago with Windows Vista. A
>> problem
>> that's occured quite a few times is that I am unable to associate a file
>> type
>> to an application that doesn't show up in the dialog.
>>
>> For instance:
>> 1 - I right click on the file and choose "open with" / "choose default
>> program"
>> 2 - The program I want to use does not show in the "Recommended
>> programs",
>> so I hit the + sign to expand the "Other programs" list.
>> 3 - It's not there either, so I click the "Browse" button and locate the
>> program I want to use.
>> 4 - When returning, the program still doesn't show in any of the lists!
>>
>> This looks like a bug to me ...
>>
>> Steinar Haugen


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Old 03-20-2008
Pen
 

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Re: Unable to associate file types to custom application

Have you thought of... My Computer-->Explore-->Tools-->Folder Options,
then seelct File View tab. Highlight the file type you DON'T want to
associate with the file you originally associated with another program
by mistake and press the "Delete" button.

Does this help?
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gerol;272523 Wrote:
> waaahh. same problem as mine!!
>
> please help us.... please...
>
> "Steinar Haugen" wrote:
>
> > I bought a new computer a couple of weeks ago with Windows Vista. A

> problem
> > that's occured quite a few times is that I am unable to associate a

> file type
> > to an application that doesn't show up in the dialog.
> >
> > For instance:
> > 1 - I right click on the file and choose "open with" / "choose

> default
> > program"
> > 2 - The program I want to use does not show in the "Recommended

> programs",
> > so I hit the + sign to expand the "Other programs" list.
> > 3 - It's not there either, so I click the "Browse" button and locate

> the
> > program I want to use.
> > 4 - When returning, the program still doesn't show in any of the

> lists!
> >
> > This looks like a bug to me ...
> >
> > Steinar Haugen



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