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#1 jackhell



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 04:14 AM

I had a file with .dbf extension (it was a .dbf III file ) and I right clicked it in order to open it with Excel. The thingis that I forgot to uncheck the option on the bottom that says "always open the specific file with this format" and now every .dbf III file that I have opens with Excel as a default and I don't want this. I tried to right click it and uncheck the specific box this time but still nothing... it still has the Excel option as a default. 
How can I reverse this??? I want to be able to choose the .dbf file

#2 Rybags



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 07:34 AM

Put a new CPU, power supply and floppy drive into your computer.  Then reinstall Windows.

#3 Master_Scythe



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 04:52 PM

Hold shift when you right click, and the option will come back, simply choose program again.

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#4 aliali



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Posted 08 December 2015 - 07:44 AM

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations

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#5 Chaos.Lady



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Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:24 AM

It really depends which version of windows you are running, but somewhere in the control panel you should find a "File Associations" area as aliali said.


Change the association to whichever program you like for that extension.

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#6 codecreeper



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 09:23 AM

Maybe you should make it so when they signup some categories are compulsory ,but yeah it can still be abused and avoided.


Email verification would at least give somewhere to start looking for answers to these 1 post questions.


Looking at this OP profile i see what you mean.


Or maybe try a area where new users can only post ,after they have replied to comments you can upgrade their accounts to normal access to other threads.

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:34 PM

Maybe you should post that kind of commentary somewhere where people will actually see it.
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