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We have a custom program that runs on xp. One of the quirks is renaming a file specific to the program. This file has always been an unrecognized file type (which is ok). I accidently changed the file extension to .txt and specified excel as the program to open it with. I need to change the file extension back to what it was and not have excel open it. No matter what I do I cannot disassociate excel from this file no matter what extension I give this file. Any clues as how to "go back in time"? BTW this file is on a network and when accessing it from another computer, everything shows the way it should be, it's only when it's opened on my computer does it show the problem. Any help is appreciated.
Good Day, This can be fixed, here's a step by step 1. Open folder containing any of the above said files. 2. Click TOOLS in the upper tool bar 3. Then FOLDER OPTIONS 4. Click the FILE TYPE tab at top of window 5. Scroll through list and find above said file type 6. Then click change button, and select from this list the program that you need to open this file with. Hint:If this file type is not in the first list you can click the new button and create it. Hope this helps
Posted on Oct 02, 2007
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Installation or uninstallation of an application or game fails and gives the following error code:
This issue is due to a previous installation not finishing properly
Solution 1. Rename the Installshield folder
Make sure you've enabled Show hidden files and folders.
Find and rename the Installshield folder:
Windows 32-bit: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Installshield
Windows 64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Installshield
If there is an Installshield file in the Common Files folder, rename that one also (e.g. to Installshield_OLD).
Solution 2. Remove all traces of previous uninstall
If renaming the Installshield folder had no effect, find and delete any traces of uninstalled applications.
Alternatively, do a manual clean-up:
Close all running programs. Then clear the Temp folder (found via input of %temp% in Start > Search or Start > Run).
Use the Windows registry editor to delete registry entries related to the program.
Restart the computer.
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