Aug 15 2007

How To Change What Program Opens A File

Sometimes windows will forget what program to open a file with and opens it in the wrong software program, or maybe the file doesn’t have a program associated with it yet. You can follow these steps to choose the program you would prefer that file use. You can change this setting for an individual file, or you can tell Windows to open all files of that same type in the software program you choose.

Open the folder that contains the file you want to change.

Right-click the file that you want to change, and then, depending on the type of file, either click Open With or point to Open With

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Click the program that you want to use to open this file. You can go with the recommended one or choose a different one from the list or click Browse to open your programs folder to see more options.

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If you want all files of that type to open in the same software program, select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.

If you want only that file to open in the software program this one time, clear the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.

 

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