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Chapter 5. Windows Explorer Annoyances > GIMME BACK MY FILE ASSOCIATIONS

GIMME BACK MY FILE ASSOCIATIONS

The Annoyance:

I installed a new MP3 player, and it's mysteriously taken over all my media files—video, WAVs, music—even photos. Talk about annoying!

The Fix:

File associations—the program you want to open a particular type of file—are sometimes filched by other programs that see themselves as the center of the computing universe. Unless you pay careful attention during installation, programs such as RealOne Player can commandeer file association settings for dozens of formats. Here are two ways that may fix the annoyance:


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