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Posted on 1998-11-13
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after downloading a cd with 20odd sharewares,just to get one...i found that one in particular had overridden my file that brought up files....i erased all the sharewares but the one i subscribed to and now find that i cant pull up any files...cause Editeur can no longer be found....how can i reroute my system files to be brought back up on my wordpad? <will never my multipack sharewares again...i promise>
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by:pluim
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Bring up the Windows Explorer. Select View-Options-File Types
Locate the type of file you want to edit with Wordpad - e.g. a .ini or .bat file.
Select Edit. Select the Open action and click Edit. Enter "c:\windows\wordpad.exe"
(or the equivalent on your machine) for the application name.

Alternate approach: select a file you want to edit with Wordpad, but
is currently assigned to Editeur. Shift-rightclick on the file. Select
"Open with...". Locate Wordpad in the list of applications. Check the
"Always use this application to open this type of file" box.
Repeat for any other applications assigned to Editeur.
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by:DCBRAUN
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Well I dont think there is any solution for your problem(s) because first of all you have to understand general terms of computing, or may be I am wrong BUT HOW ON EARTH DO YOU DOWNLOAD A CD (pretty fast connection? :-). Secondly you cannot erase any data from a CD-ROM. OK
That might answer your question:-(It wasn't too clear what you meant!?!)
What you do is you go to the MS Explorer (not the IEXPLORER)
-> View
-> Options
-> File Types
and there you go, you can just asign file-types to where ever you want.

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by:babygrl9
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didnt work....when i followed the directions...it didnt work...still routes the files to editeur....
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OIKster earned 200 total points
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What you should try doing is removing all of the referances to this program from the registery.  But ofcourse backup the registary first.  This can be a timely process, but rather than doing a search for it I would suggest that you go through key by key to find all of the entries, this will make it so that windows is less aware of the program, plusshould remove the file association.
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