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File Association Problems

My friend's PC crashed and we were unable to use system restore at all. We ended up using "Win XP Repair" and that got us back into the system. The weird thing is that now every single program that I try to open, is associated with "Gator". We've uninstalled Gator and tried to open up programs again, but we just get an error message pertaining to 'cannot find gator'. Like it's looking for the shortcut to gator. So at this point, we are able to open all programs via the "My Computer" but it seems to be all of the shortcut links to the programs are corrupted. Is there any way to use file associations to restore all the shortcuts to the way they were? Any help is appreciated.


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Run Adaware & spybot

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After you get rid of spyware then you can.
Hold shift button down and right click on program you want to open, chose open with and use the program you want .

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ekaba, Go to the link below and download the Fixswen.inf file and run it.

"Save the fixswen.inf file to your local hard disk, right-click on the file and choose install".

If that doesn't correct the problem go to the link below click on Win Xp Fixes, click on File Association Fixes and download the EXE File Association Fix which is a zip file.

"Download the ZIP and open it. Extract the REG file to your hard disk and double click it. Answer yes to the import prompt".

Hope This Helps,

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