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    File Associations >

    Hi,

    How can I manually control my FileType with Application associations?

    I just installed PaintShopPro7.04 (PSP) and it changed all my SWF file associations to it's own reader.
    I want to change it back so my SWF files are read with Macromedia's own Shockwave player.

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    m.q.

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    Re: File Associations >

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q141/2/75.asp>Q141275</A> How to Open a File with Other Than Associated Program

    Extract:
    1. <LI>In Windows Explorer, Windows NT Explorer, or My Computer, click the file you want to open.
      <LI>Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you use the right mouse button to click the file, and then click Open With on the menu that appears.
      <LI>Click the program you want to use to open the file, and then click OK.
    NOTE: If you click to select the "Always use this program to open this type of file" check box before you click OK, the association for the file is changed to the new program you select. Select this check box only if you want to change the default association for the file type.

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    Re: File Associations >

    Thanks,

    Problem is that the Shockwave Player is a component module of IE.
    Not an independent application. What can one do in this case?

    Ta.

    m.q.

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    Re: File Associations >

    If it were me, I'd just delete the swf association with Paintshop and see what happened.
    But I do live dangerously, sometimes.

    I suggest you hang around and see if someone has a sensible answer. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: File Associations >

    Try associating it with Internet Explorer.

    Later: Just finished testing this on a W98SE system with latest Macromedia Shockwave and Flash updates. Works just fine.

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