Program File Associate problem workaround solution

September 17, 2013 at 23:56:02
Specs: Windows 7

This site has helped me allot and I would just like to contribute if I could.So here goes... CONTROL PANEL DEFAULT PROGRAMS ASSOCIATE A FILE TYPE OR PROTOCOL...(2nd option).
4.wait for programs to load. on icon you would like to change. on 'Change Program' in top rgt corner.
7.choose your desired icon!
Same thing happened to me and I could not find any other way to do it but one by one.I hope it works for you...

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September 18, 2013 at 05:00:18
This should have been posted in the "how-to" section, and it would help to have an explanation of what it is you're trying to fix.

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September 18, 2013 at 15:08:33
Re #5 and #7

Thanks for trying to help.

Assuming you are trying to fix some file association or other, then in #5 and #7 avoid the use of the word "Icon". Icons are just handy pictures to help you spot a particular program and can be changed by users. I think what you mean is file extensions, which are the three letters appended to the end of a file name. These are what determines which program that opens files, not their icons.

If you do post this as a How-to then be sure to say what operating system it applies to. It is the same for "Windows Vista" and "Windows 7" but not necessarily other systems.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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