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How do I unassociate a file from a program? I want to change the the file association to none.

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  • I want to change the file association to none.  When I selected a program to open a file, I forgot to uncheck the box that says; Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.  I do not want to change the association to another program, I want to change the file association to none.  This does not seem to be an option.  How do I do this?  I am running Windows 7.
    Sunday, November 07, 2010 4:56 PM

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  • I thought Ziegler was showing the built-in Default Programs manager, since it looks so much alike.  
    nope, but one of the greatest freeware tools.

    There should be facilities built into Windows that would do the job.

    I agree with you.

    Ziegler, how about if you try the experiment with  hello.zzz   file and report back if your 3rd party tool works.

    I don't want to risk corrupting my registry and then have somebody scold me for doing it.

    I made some pictures to show you the steps:

    Click on file type settings:

    next on "Change open with" programs

    next select the zzz extension

    and delete it


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, November 08, 2010 1:31 PM

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  • Use this tool to remove the file association:

    http://defaultprogramseditor.com/


    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Sunday, November 07, 2010 7:10 PM
  • You can also use the build-in ASSOC command.

    From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/184082:

    "To delete the association for a specific file extension, type assoc .<xxx>= at a command prompt, and then press ENTER, where <xxx> is the file extension you want to delete."

    Note that you have to run teh command prompt as an administrator.


    Hope this helps.

     

     

    Monday, November 08, 2010 4:56 AM
  • I thought Ziegler was showing the built-in Default Programs manager, since it looks so much alike.  
    nope, but one of the greatest freeware tools.

    There should be facilities built into Windows that would do the job.

    I agree with you.

    Ziegler, how about if you try the experiment with  hello.zzz   file and report back if your 3rd party tool works.

    I don't want to risk corrupting my registry and then have somebody scold me for doing it.

    I made some pictures to show you the steps:

    Click on file type settings:

    next on "Change open with" programs

    next select the zzz extension

    and delete it


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, November 08, 2010 1:31 PM