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cannot do file associations as files always opens in Notepad when right click with shift key

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cannot do file associations as files always opens in Notepad when right click with shift key to get the open with menu, but clicking on open with option does not gives me the dialog box of file associations, rather, it opens the file in Note pad.
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Question by:MOvais_Khan
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by:mpvbrao
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Which OS r u using?.

What is the file extension u r trying to open?
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WillHudson earned 250 total points
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It's in the windows 2000 topic area so he's going to be on win 2000...

Anyway, check out the MS KB article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;257592
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r u getting the 'Open With..." option after the first menu seperator ( a devider line in the menu) or before the seperator?

if possible export the registry key 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*' and paste it here.
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by:MOvais_Khan
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Thank you guys, i have managed to solve the problem. t was a jpg file, that inspite of mine using shift + right click option was opening in Notepad, hence i installed, Adobe photoshop, and it registered itself as a default editor for jpg files. Hence the problem is resolved for now. But, thank you, appreciate your efforts greatly.
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