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In Windows XP, I was trying to associate my .nsf(NES sounds) files with the stand-alone application that I use to hear them. Not only was the application not listed in the dialog box that popped up, but I mistakenly double-clicked the wrong program, with the "always use this program" box checked. I can still listen to the files through the correct application, but the wrong one still gets opened when I double-click the files. I try to change this with "Open with...Choose program" but I'd have to choose another wrong program. Can someone tell me how to remove the file association, and make it an unknown file again?
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If it is like 2000, you can hold down control and right click on the file. This should bring up a menu with "Open With" as an option. That's the dialog box that you accidentally clicked through.

Use the "Other" button and navigate to the .exe for the application that you want to listen to the songs in. Make sure that you have the checkbox selected so that they will always open in that application.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.47
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Use the "Other" button and navigate to the .exe for the application that you want
I finally noticed the "browse" button and navigated to the right application. Thanks.

The old wrong .exe is still a "recommended program" in the Open With dialog. Is there any way to remove that? Or even remove all associations with a filetype, so double-clicking it brings up the "Cannot open" message where you chose between having the Web Service find the appropriate program or selecting it yourself with the Open with dialog?
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    Originally posted by lagboyz_jfk
    The old wrong .exe is still a "recommended program" in the Open With dialog. Is there any way to remove that? Or even remove all associations with a filetype, so double-clicking it brings up the "Cannot open" message where you chose between having the Web Service find the appropriate program or selecting it yourself with the Open with dialog?

The fact it comes up as a recommended program simply means it is still associated with that extension.
XP Help and Support is your friend here.
"To associate a file name extension with a file type
Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
(Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options.)"
Note this seems to assume you use Classic View (Which is better anyway)
If you open the "File types" Tab you can find the .nsf extension. If you really want to get rid of the association just select it and delete it. Windows will warn you that it's going to delete it, make sure it's the right extension. Then you can use "New" to add it again, making sure you browse to the right program. :)
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