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How do I unassociate a file type from a program?

by jlavell / October 27, 2008 6:37 AM PDT

How do I unassociate a file type from a program? Somehow an accounting program got associated with type RDF. I need to unlink them.

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Associate It With a Different Program..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 27, 2008 7:12 AM PDT

If you know the correct program (.exe) to associate with the .rdf file, then find an .rdf file, RIGHT click on it, choose "Open With", then select "Choose Program" from the little menu. At the next "Open With" dialogue window, place a CHECK mark in the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", then find the correct program and double click on it.

Hope this helps.


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Go to Explorer/Tools/File Types
by Steven Haninger / October 27, 2008 7:12 AM PDT

and find the extension of the one you want to change or remove. To remove an association, just highlight and delete. It doesn't remove files just causes them to lose the current file association. You can also change them from here if you know what program you want to use. Or, you just wait until you encounter that file type and Windows will ask what program you want to use to open it.

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Re: removing association
by Kees Bakker / October 27, 2008 7:16 AM PDT

I don't think I've ever done it, but this seems the way.

- Control Panel>Folder Options
- Filetypes tab
- search the extension in the box
- Advanced button
- select 'open' in the box
- Remove button


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