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.exe opening with wrong program

by Alan Copeland / June 14, 2005 7:33 AM PDT

Although I have Outlook contacts, I have maintained my old Windows 3.11 Card File. When i installed it on my new PC it tries to open with HP Image Zone even though I told it to open with cardfile.exe. It worked fiine on my old XP Pro machine; why not on this XP Home box?

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No replies?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 15, 2005 12:27 AM PDT

I've been thinking about this and have no answers really,so I thought I would chip in anyway, to see if we could get this moving.

Although you haven't given any specs, I notice you have posted elsewhere, and you had a Compaq, but now have an HP.

I'm not sure why cardfile.exe doesn't work with your new XP OS but worked with your previous XP OS.

I don't use Outlook so I don't know, but doesn't your new computer Outlook have cardfile on it already? If so, is there any way you can export the data on your old cardfile to file and then copy that file over to the new computer and import it to Outlook?


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by Alan Copeland / June 15, 2005 12:35 AM PDT
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Cardfile will not import into Contacts and I have around 500 entries that I have been using since 1993, so you can understand my reluctance to add them all to contacts, although the most used ones are already added.. I have a work around until I can get this resolved, so it's a minor irritation. Thanks for the reply.

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Hmm yes thats a lot.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 15, 2005 12:39 AM PDT
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And I "can" see why you're so reluctant

Good luck, I hope someone comes up with an answer.


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maybe this will help?
by jonah jones / June 15, 2005 3:01 AM PDT
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File Association
by billzhills / June 15, 2005 1:40 AM PDT

WAG here

The short way:
Right click Card file ->
Float mouse over "Open With" and make selection


Under tools in Windows Explorer open Folder Options

Open tab View,
uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types"

Open tab File Types

Look for File extention of card file,
select and click button Change
If Outlook is not listed in pre-view window then click button Browse. Outlook is in Program files.

Understanding MS Windows File Associations
How to change file associations in Windows XP


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