Assoc command issue

Dell / GX520
January 22, 2009 at 10:34:16
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4 3.00GHz
I could really use a bit of assistance. I have never run into this before and its driving me crazy figuring it out. I had to remove acrobat writer from a large amount of machines due to licensing issues but after removal the file association didn't go to reader. So when i set it back with
assoc .pdf=AcroExch.Document
ftype AcroExch.Document=(path) %1 I had a hard time getting the assoc .pdf=AcroExch.Document to take and found that when i type Assoc and hit enter it only goes down through the A's instead of all the way through all of the file extensions. I"ve tried running chkdsk but can't find anything online regarding repairing or replacing the assoc command
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS REGEDIT shows all file associations correctly. When you open cmd window and type assoc it should go through all file associations however on mine it only goes from .323-.apl and goes back to command prompt. if i put that in a txt file it still only shows the same data. maybe theres a way to repair that command i'm not sure.

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January 22, 2009 at 10:48:11
" through the A's instead of all the way through all of the file extensions"

It is a crazy thought to associated all file extensions with a program.

solution would have been to install adobe reader after you removed the writer. File associations would be correct then.

You don't repair the command. You repair the list which is the file associations.

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January 22, 2009 at 12:42:28
sorry i guess i didn't make my issue clear. I did try doing assoc .pdf=AcroExch.document %1 but got an error so I just typed Assoc to see all of the file associations and not all show up.

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January 22, 2009 at 12:49:07
correct command would be
assoc .pdf=AcroExch.document

with no %1

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January 22, 2009 at 14:37:49
I'm with wanderer. If you removed the full version, you should reinstall the Reader, and go with at least 8.1.3 which has security fixes.

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