How can I change the program associated with a file extension?

A. The easiest way is to:

  1. Start Explorer
  2. Hold down the shift key and right click on a file with the extension you wish to change
  3. From the context menu displayed select the "Open with"
  4. Select the Application from the list (or click other) and check the "Always use this program to open this type of file"
  5. Click OK

An alternative method is to:

  1. Start Explorer
  2. Select Options (or Folder Options for IE 4.0 installations) from the View menu
  3. Click "File Types" tab
  4. Select the File type and click Edit
  5. You can edit the open and print actions for the file type. To change the open select Open in the actions and click Edit, you can then change the command
  6. Click OK when finished

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