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Changing the format needed to open a file

I mistakenly forgot to uncheck the box that says 'always use this to open files like this' and opened a file with the wrong format. now i can't change it--please help. thanks

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Try to be explicit what format is the file,

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Show hidden files


to unhide file extensions to see what you have in XP open my computer (or windows explorer) Tools/Folder Options/View change 'Do not show hidden files and folders' to 'Show hidden files and folders' uncheck 'Hide extensions for known file types' if you wish you can uncheck 'Hide protected operating system files'

to unhide file extensions in win7, vista go to my computer (or windows explorer) Organize/folder and search options/view change 'Do not show hidden files and folders' to 'Show hidden files and folders' uncheck 'Hide extensions for known file types' if you wish you can uncheck 'Hide protected operating system files'

In win8 I'm not sure how to get to it unless you change to show classic view somehow

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How to Import PST file to Outlook


PST file or Personal Storage Table (.pst) is a file format used to store copies of messages, calendar data, notes and other personal setting in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange Client, and Windows Messaging. Prior to Outlook 2003, the maximum storage capacity of .pst file was of 2GB. The PST file keeps on changing its size with the arrival of new e-mails and deleting of old e-mails. Once the PST file size grows more than 2GB, the file would become unusable. Now Microsoft provides a tool named as PST2GB, which is used to truncate a PST file larger than 2 GB. After Outlook 2003 and in later versions, PST files are created using the Unicode format and have storage capacity of 20 GB.

Storing of data is very important especially in the age of hackers. You never know when you hardware crashes or the file becomes corrupted. Also, back up is required in case you shift your work to a different computer. You can import your new PST file to Outlook using the application’s interface. Let us have a look at the sequential procedure to import your PST file to Outlook in a different computer:

Step 1: Copy the PST file to the hard drive of the computer in which you have the Outlook application. If you have stored your PST file in a removable media or any CD/DVD-ROM, copy it to the local hard drive of the computer

Step 2: Right-click on the icon of PST file and select Properties

Step 3: Make sure that you have unchecked the Read-only box to be able to save the file. If you open the file in read only mode, you will only be able to read e-mail but not save them

Step 4: Start Microsoft Outlook either by clicking on the Outlook icon present on the desktop by finding the icon on Start-> All Programs->Microsoft Office -> Microsoft Office Outlook

Step 5: Click on the File Menu on the top of the screen

Step 6: Select “Import And Export -> Import from another program or file”. Once the window is open click on the “Next” button.

Step 7: A new window is open and select “Personal Folder File (.pst)" out of the multiple options. Click on Next-> Browse button. Find the location where you have save the PST file.

Step 8: Click “Next” followed by clicking “Finish” to finish the importing process. Restart the outlook to find all your e-mails and contacts stored.

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All folders open with realplayer


if you want a different player , just select a file and while pressing the Shift button press right click mouse button and go to open with and choose default .. select a preferred software and make sure the check the " always use the selected program " and then all files will be open afterwards with the selected software . but be noted it will only open from that selected file format . for example it can be avi so all files with the same format will open with the software you selected so you have to repeat this process just 3 to four times since there are so many vids with different formats

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My laptop is running slow


How to Make Windows XP Startup Faster
Steps
1.Click on Start, then Run, and type "msconfig". Wait for a new window to pop up.
2.Look under the "BOOT.INI" tab. You will see a box labeled "Timeout:", and a numerical value. By default, it's 30, which means 30 seconds of wait time before boot. This can be changed, using 3 seconds. (Note: if you have more than one operating system, this means the wait time to startup to the highlighted OS. you might want a bit more than 3 seconds)
3.Delete the temporary files periodically from your computer to make the applications run faster. Type %Temp% in the run dialog box by clicking on Start -> Run, and click on "OK". You will see an open folder with many files. Click on the Edit menu and click on Select all and then click on the File menu and select Delete. Note: Always confirm that the folder which is opened has a temp on the top of menu bar and the folder indicates that it is a temporary folder.
4.Perform a scandisk to see that your computer hard drive is in healthy condition and it helps your computer run faster.
5.Always perform a disk defragmentation at least once in a month. start the disk defragmentation from the system tools available in the accessories from the start menu. it takes a longer time and it is advised not to run any applications in the computer including the screen savers, while running disk defragmentation.
Hibernation
After you have done all this, another method you can do is to allow the computer to hibernate. Hibernation closes and opens Windows faster than normally. However, Hibernation is a good long-term solution, as it does not waste electricity.
1.Go to Start->Control Panel->Power Options. Click on the Hibernate tab.
2.Click on the box that says "Enable hibernation" to check it.
3.Click on the Advanced tab and change the Power buttons options if you want to hibernate by pressing the sleep button or the power button. Otherwise, holding the Shift key while in the Turn Off Computer menu will give you the option to hibernate.
4.Restart your computer every week or so to clear your computer.
The power can then be completely turned off, even at the socket so that no power is wasted.
Prefetch
1.Simply browse to the windows folder (Ex: C:Windows) and under there you should see the prefetch folder. Go into the prefetch folder and delete all the files (Careful! It should look like this c:windowsprefetch). We need to edit a registry key to tweak it. Open regedit and browse to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory ManagementPrefetchParameters
Under this key you should see a value named: EnablePrefetcher
It has 4 possible values:
0- Disabled : The prefetch system is turned off.
1- Application : The prefetch only caches applications.
2- Boot : The prefetch only caches boot system files.
3- All : The prefetch caches boot, and application files.
We don't want to disable it entirely. This would actually make boot times *longer*. This is because this feature is also used to speed up the loading of boot files. That is why we are going to pick the number 2 option. It allows us to keep the advantage of caching system files, without continually clogging the system up with applications.
Set the value to 2 and reboot.
The 2nd time you boot it should boot much faster. Remember that the side effect is that launching individual applications once windows has loaded will now be slightly slower.
Tips
When installing new software choose not to add the program to the startup folder.
. Regularly check to see what programs are running from your startup folder as malicious programs such as spyware may have installed itself without your knowledge.
. If you accidentally uncheck a program, just retrace the steps above and recheck the program and restart your computer.
. Adding more RAM to a Windows XP computer helps it boot faster, and since RAM prices are very low these days, it's an easy way to boot faster.
. uncheck system startup unnecessary startup programs*
Warnings
. Save any open work before making changes.
. Shut down all applications before making changes.
. Don't uncheck anything from Symantec or any other anti-virus or anti-malware software. Doing so may disable or hinder the protection of your PC.

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Every time when i open the application the give option EVERY TIME ASKED OPEN WITH? please help me regarding this problem thanx


Hi,

Regarding this concern, just simply put a check in the box that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" so that next time that you open a file of the same format, it will just automatically open it.

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When i tried to open a file on my machine a message was displayed that the machine did not know what program to openthis file with. i had the choice to choose from a list the program i would like to open...


The quickest way is to save that same file type to the desktop, right click on the file and click "Open with" and when the program box comes up, choose the appropriate program and tick the box to always open with that program and it'll change the program the file opens with.

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I have a new Acer One D260 netbook. It was working OK for 2 weeks when all of a sudden the icons on my desktop changed to Windows Photo viewer. When I click on the icon to open , the info I receive is:...


Hi
Go to My computer in file Menu select Tools>folder option >view
Uncheck the Hide file extension for known format and Hide protected operating system files.

Now go to desktop you can see the file with the extension, change your file extension with your known format.

Ex: ss.jpg

if this a document file than change it to ss.doc
like that

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Change the program that opens a type of file
If you double-click a file in Windows and it opens in the wrong software program, follow these steps to choose the program you would prefer that file use. You can change this setting for an individual file, or you can tell Windows to open all files of that same type in the software program you choose.
  1. Open the folder that contains the file you want to change.
  2. Right-click the file that you want to change, and then, depending on the type of file, either click Open With or point to Open With and then click Choose Default Program.
  3. Click the program that you want to use to open this file.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • If you want all files of that type to open in the same software program, select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.
    • If you want only that file to open in the software program this one time, clear the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box, and then click OK.

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Windows notepad is in computer code, cannot read text--vista when i open up hp help line it comes out in code no html or plain text


notepad is not meant for viewing formatted html or other help files other than TXT files.

You may have accidentally changed an association.
to change it back for html lets say then right click on the file then use "open with" then "select program from list"

when the list opens scroll down and click "internet explorer" and tick the "always use this application" box

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Changing the format of a file


Not clear >>> in what did you get this????

May 08, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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