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All my programs have become adobe files and wont open.

All my programs on my acer aspire 5732Z (i think that is what it is, thats what it says on a panle below the keyboard on the right hand side) have been converted to adobe acrobat, and i cant change them back. i also discovered that my erecovery management had been converted, so i can not reset to factory settings (i have a factory reset disk) what can i do?

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  • joseph_gilly Feb 01, 2010

    okay, i must be realy dense, as i can not find "tools" anyware. would it help if i mentioned i was using windows 7?
    what i do have is organize, share with, burn, new folder, open (if a folder is selceted), change view, preview toggle and help, which i find exasperatingly useless.
    i think that if i could just open my erecovery management it would be fine, but if i go to open with, adobe is the only program avalibel to open with.
    thanks for the prompt reply, joe

  • joseph_gilly Feb 01, 2010

    hi thanks a lot, that realy helped. though i think i got your instructions muddled somewhere as i ended up restoring my laptop to factory settings, but everything of importace was already backed up on my external hard drive. thanks again you have been a realy help!


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First off, lets try a simple trick and see if it will work. Go to my documents, and look at the tool bar above in the window. Click on the tools button, and then click on Folder Options. When that window appears click on the file types tab, and here you can associate the file types with the file extensions to open and execute the programs. What you do is click on for example the DOC extension, and below click on the change button. A new window opens and give you the ability to pick the program you want to open or execute it with. If it's not listed in the top portion click on the browse button and navigate down the the actual programs exe file.

This would be my firs attempt. If this doesn't work, than post back and I'll walk you through the restore process.


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    Mark Taylor Feb 01, 2010

    Ah Windows 7, It's a bit more difficult to change the files type, you'd have to do it one by one, so lets not go down that road. To use the recovery disk, shut off your computer and place the cd in the drive before booting. When it starts to boot press and keep pressing the F5 function key until it comes up with your boot options. When it does, boot to cdrom drive. Also, your computer may automatically ask you to boot to cd press any key to continue, press any key quickly you have 5 seconds, or it will boot back to the hard drive. Once you get it to boot to the cd, it will install a few programs, and ask you if you want to recover. Now if this is the Acer recovery disk, I'm not sure if they have an automatic recovery system, but if it doesn't then you want to follow the prompt to the recovery disk. What ever you do, don't let it install new, choose repair if they give you that option.

    Post back and let me know how it goes.




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