how to delete file association with an unwanted program (i don't want it associate with any program?)
in Win XP or earlier, we can change / delete file association in File type of "Folder Option".but found disappeared since Vista.Can anyone tell me where to find the same function?thankslolojack
March 23rd, 2009 1:29pm

P.S. I know how to change file asso. with only right click, my question is how to delete??i want to make the file type totally without any program asso. with it ..... (like .dat)thankslolojack
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March 23rd, 2009 2:18pm

Hi,This cannot be done directly in Windows, but... there are alternatives likehttp://www.winhelponline.com/downloadattachment.php?aId=9f390841cdbe0c2457898179b80dfce0&articleId=231orhttp://www.creativelement.com/powertools/#downloadAs far as I know they are freeware allowing some things Vista did not allow. I haven't tested them myself, but they may be useful for you.RegardsRem
March 23rd, 2009 2:48pm

I take ".dat" for example.Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry.Search ".DAT" under this key.Click on this key and delete the (Default) value.Aski. MVP Desktop Experience
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March 24th, 2009 2:51pm

I take ".dat" for example.Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry.Search ".DAT" under this key.Click on this key and delete the (Default) value. Aski. MVP Desktop Experience Dear Aski,Thank for your help!i will try ^^regardslolojack
May 6th, 2009 3:08pm

Hi, This cannot be done directly in Windows, but... there are alternatives like http://www.winhelponline.com/downloadattachment.php?aId=9f390841cdbe0c2457898179b80dfce0&articleId=231 or http://www.creativelement.com/powertools/#download As far as I know they are freeware allowing some things Vista did not allow. I haven't tested them myself, but they may be useful for you. Regards Rem The First link worked perfectly to remove file association using Windows 7...thanks :)
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