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Sys files attempt to open with wrong program

December 28, 2009 at 11:24:52
Specs: Windows XP

HELP! For no apparent reason, system files suddenly were trying to open with "Windows Picture & Fax Viewer". Those files that can be right clicked with "run as" will open. All others, no ("add or remove programs", "run.....", downloaded programs and ".exe" for example.) Checked "folder options", unchecked "hide extensions for known files types" and assured things like Word were checked to open only with Word. No good! "Ran "Reg Cure" then "Windows Registry Repair Pro". No change. Tried system restore to no avail. Finally eliminated the Viewer, now everything says "NO associated program". But...per "folder options" there are (at least for named programs like Excel!) Downloaded "help" prorgams and system programs won't run at all as the system does not know what to open them with. Any suggestions short of re-installing XP? Thanks!

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#1
December 28, 2009 at 11:27:34

Can you specify which extensions are opening with a wrong program ?

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#2
December 28, 2009 at 11:42:42

Yes and no. Just about every program, including some of which I don't know the extension (example ".doc", ".exe", "xls", etc. The biggest problem being ".exe" that covers the most programs that should automatically load). The only programs I can open are one's where I am given the option on a right click. Every program where I only get an "open" option tried to open with the viewer and now gives the "no associated program" message even if the program exists and shows on the control panel, folder optons file list.

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#3
December 28, 2009 at 11:47:48

This just can work....well...might:

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#4
December 28, 2009 at 12:21:15

The file unloaded and I ran it. From the "flash-by", it appears that the file ran in DOS. Unfortunately, there is no change in the behavior of the files. I thank you for the try! What exactly was the program doing?


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