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Comments on: Open File in Windows http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/open-file-in-windows/ Basic Computer Information is a resource for website owners to learn basic computer skills to manage their websites. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 05:24:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/open-file-in-windows/comment-page-1/#comment-129560 Sun, 08 Jan 2012 04:16:55 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/open-file-in-windows/#comment-129560
  • Right click the shortcut.
  • Select Open with…
  • Select the program you want to open the file.

    Windows will give you some suggestions or you can browse to the program if it is not on the list.

  • Tick the box to the left of Always use the selected program to open this type of file.
  • Click the Ok button at the bottom of the screen and you are done!
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    By: msama http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/open-file-in-windows/comment-page-1/#comment-129505 Sat, 07 Jan 2012 20:28:59 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/open-file-in-windows/#comment-129505 whener i open a file in my desktop shortcut it requares that i choose which program to open with.what can i do to make each file open automatically.

    By: Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/open-file-in-windows/comment-page-1/#comment-4951 Mon, 23 Jun 2008 05:47:26 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/open-file-in-windows/#comment-4951 Sounds like you might have a file association problem.

    Each file type is opened by a certain program (or programs if you have multiple programs that can open the same file type).

    You can Google “restore file associations” to find some ideas how to repair your file associations.


    By: Janet http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/open-file-in-windows/comment-page-1/#comment-4950 Mon, 23 Jun 2008 04:34:32 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/open-file-in-windows/#comment-4950 My problem is somehow the computer has defaulted to opening a file by searching instead of just a double or single click. How can I change it back. Would really appreciate some help. It wastes time right clicking to get open.