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    right click,"choose program"

    a friend of mine has win98 SE installed,

    he says that if he right clicks on a file it doesn't give him the "choose program" option (you know,to open a program with).

    is this correct?

    if so,how would he choose a program to open a file with?

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    thats correct...some progs you will get a right click menu "open with" but not all the time. I think he would have to associate that file with the prog he wants to use...say like *.jpg you would have to open photoshop and associate all *.jps with photoshop(example) give it a whirl let me know if it helps.



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    cheers phishhead for that.

    problem is,
    this goes back to me burning V.CDs.

    i lent this guy a disk,but if he has no right click option how can he associate the *.DAT file in the "mpegav" folder?

    he needs to play it with WMP.

    cheers.

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    Has he tried opening the file in Windows Media Player by choosing File > Open,and browsing to the file.

    Also has he tried double clicking the file,this should bring up an "open with" window.

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    hi:

    goto windows explorer
    tools
    folder options/file types

    choose .dat
    change open with or edit

    also if its not listed in this menu create a new one or

    double click on the .dat file and a menu opens up
    choose open with select powerdvd or whatever and be suse to check
    always use this program
    and your done

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    cheers guys.

    i'll let you know how he got on.

    ill be back soon,
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    my posts is for xp
    but its the same for win98 just have to look in the menus and you'll get it

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    Lightbulb Open With...

    The quick and easy method is to hold down the shift key while you right-click...that will bring up the "Open With" selection. Then you just procede from there to pick your app and decide if you want to make it the default.

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    Re: Open With...

    Originally posted by Ramchip
    The quick and easy method is to hold down the shift key while you right-click...that will bring up the "Open With" selection. Then you just procede from there to pick your app and decide if you want to make it the default.
    that sounds useful to know,cheers Ramchip and,

    welcome to the board. enjoy.

    still waiting for my mate to get back to me.
    will let you all know later.

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    Yeah...I'm here

    I usually just "lurk" around...read EVERYTHING..but don't post much. Love the forum though...and anytime I think my $0.02 will help...I'll thow it in!!

    Thanks!

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    hey ramchip nice save...so stop and start posting.



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