How do you change what program a file opens with?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by jedisrule, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. jedisrule

    jedisrule New Member

    Oct 31, 2009
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    For some reason after switching from vista to 7, one of my files no longer opens with the proper program. I tried to change it the normal way (right clicking it and going to open with, clicking on browse and choosing the correct program) but whenever I do that it simply goes back to the original page (recommended programs/other programs) and acts as if nothing has happened. Is there any way that I can either put such program in the other programs section of this page, or just actually make this work when I try to open a file with it?
  2. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

    Jan 12, 2009
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    try going to control panel / associate a file type or protocol with a program, then scroll down to the extension for the file and associate with the program you want ...........

    also try set your program as default for that file type ..........

    what file type and program is it by the way ??

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