Thursday, August 6, 2009

Windows XP Help. How to choose or change what program a file opens with.

Usually the setup program will "Associate" file types with it's program, but if you uninstall a program or a program has a glitch your computer might not know which program to use to open the file type (example a .pdf file).

1. Hold Shift Key and Right Click the saved file to get the menu. 
(if you are in a Browser like Internet Explorer you have to save the file first - or use a file that you already saved somewhere).

2. Choose  "Open With"    and ---> "Choose Program"

3.  Single Click the program you want. (highlight it.)

4. Check the box "Always use this ... "

5. Click OK.


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