May 5th, 2002, 18:34 PM
OK i did something really dumb but cant figure out how to undo it!
I tried to open a program (while i was on the phone) and choose to open it as editor. no my computer tries to open everything as ms editor which make my machine useless pretty much i have to use the "open with" utility on xp to open any programs!
This is hell and some programs like the restore function doesnt work now as a result.
Please can anyone help?
May 5th, 2002, 19:46 PM
Welcome to the board chem.
Unless anyone else know's a quicker way,i suggest you try this.
Open Windows Explorer.Go to Tools > folder options.Click on the file types tab.
There will be a long list of file types.Scroll through the list and find the ones you are having problems opening.Highlight them,(one at a time).Each time you highlight a file,if it's associated program has been changed you will see a restore button(bottom right).Click the restore button,then click apply.Continue through the list until all associations are back to default.
Hope that helps.
Update: if the "restore" button is not there,click the "change" button,and choose the appropriate program from the list that will appear in a new window.
Last edited by Reverend; May 5th, 2002 at 19:49 PM.
May 5th, 2002, 20:05 PM
Yes welcome to the board chem7
dont know any other way to do this except what Rev's already suggested, if your having touble with knowing the various file associations/extensions. Then use this as a guide, hope it helps
May 5th, 2002, 20:38 PM
oh god lol it gets better
thanks guys for the info, but i am using a German version i live in austria and my german aint the best. I suppose i had better go to meet some of the guys in the pub tomorrow to get the translations etc, but hey i get to have some beer :-))
May 5th, 2002, 20:44 PM