Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fix to: Opening Computer Programs and Shortcuts Start a Different Program

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Corruptions in the computer registry or bad registry settings can make all desktop shortcuts and all program shortcuts open another program and change their icons. One of the most common programs that is frequently associated with this program is adobe .pdf reader.
This program, however, could easily be fixed by this software:

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Note: clicking this link directs you to a page where you can download the software which is not owned by this site.

If you do not want to download the software, you can manually rectify this error by the following methods. Caution must be made, however, to ensure that no greater problem arises from this method.
Here are the steps:

  1. First you need to open the notepad to create a registry entry. However, you will notice that clicking notepad on the start menu does the same thing—it opens another program. So you need to open it by: pressing windows key (that flag like key next to ctlr) + R (the letter).
  2. Type in “Notepad” and click “OK” or press “Enter
  3. When notepad opens, copy the following texts and paste unto notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
4. On the File menu, click Save as. Change the file name to fix.reg, and the encoding to Unicode.

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5. You could either: a. double click the file and allow it to be exported, or if it doesn’t work, you can b. right click on it and click “collapse” or you could try this method:
a. Open command prompt by pressing windows key + R and typing cmd.
b. type REG IMPORT [filepath]fix.reg and then press enter. File path is the location of the file. Ex. C:\fix.reg
6. Click Yes and OK when prompted.
7. Restart your computer or log off and then log back on.
8. Voila. Hope this works for you. Please leave a comment for me to know whether this instructions work or if it has problems in it.

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