Change File Types in Folder Options

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CG January 23, 2009 at 20:18:38
Specs: Windows XP, Intel
I cannot change the default file types in folder options. The change button is shaded in the file types screen and I cannot click it to change what program the extensions launches. I am logged in as the administrator. Any help?

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January 24, 2009 at 05:08:18
CG, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 123 (Right Column) "Disable Changes to File Associations - Undo" and click on the underscored word "Undo" to download a .reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

Edited to add: If that doesn't correct the problem try line 314 (left column) "File Associations are Greyed Out"


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January 24, 2009 at 06:21:04
What extension are you trying to change?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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January 24, 2009 at 08:21:46
Any extension.

Tufenuf: I tried both of the REG files you recommended but they did not let the change work. I did just re-install xp last weekend so I know that is what caused this problem. I could use the change button before but not since re-install xp.

Any other ideas?

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January 24, 2009 at 09:09:25
I did a full power off and now the change button does work for most extensions. Thanks for your help!


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