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I ERRONEOUSLY OPENED A "MIME" FILE WITH NETSCAPE AND ACCIDENTLY CHECKED THE "ALWAYS OPEN WITH" BOX.  NOW EVERY TIME I DOWNLOAD A "MIME" FILE IT READS WITH NETSCAPE WHICH FAILS TO OPEN IT.  IS THERE SOME WAY I CAN CHANGE THE FILE THE NEXT TIME TO NOT READ NETSCAPE????????
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by:jbirk
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Sheez!  Watch the caps lock.
Are you using windows 95?  If so you can goto windows explorer, and view folder options.  Then select file types.  See if you can find the association there, and then delete it.  The list can be long making it hard to find.  I'm sure there is a better way, I just don't know it.

-Josh
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by:jets
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thanks jberk; as you can see the caps are kap-put!  anyway it worked.  now if you can just tell me how to open a file with .tif after it; the icon is the microsoft.
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Good, glad it worked for you!

tif is an image format.  It is a higher quality than jpg or gif, and is subsequently usually larger.  To open it you could use a graphic editor like Photoshop or photopaint  or image composer if you have it.  If you don't have a good graphic editor, maybe something like lview...  Or you can download some kind of free graphic converter and then open it in an image editor which doesn't recognize the tif format.  If you find a program which will open them and that's not the default to open it you can delete it the same you did the mime type, and then reassign which program opens that file type.

Hope this helps!
-Josh
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by:jets
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thanks    one last question.  I tried opening with imageview and the message read  "not a targa file" cannot open.  why is this?
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It must not support that file format...  I'm not sure thought because I don't have imageview.

Have anything else to view images?
-Josh
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by:jets
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yup but nothing works.  il just let it go for now.  thanks
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