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Folder Options under Control panel is not showing the applet: "File Types"

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I am trying to make sure that extension .PDF under file types under folder options in Control Panel is associated with Adobe. But the "File Types" is not coming even though I am logged in as Administrator
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Do you have policys in place?
Check the GP on the domain controller and also the local security policy.  

By using Policies you can prevent them from seeing that tab.
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Thank you for your reply!

It is just that laptop running Windows Vista that has problems. As for GPO, I don't have any that prevent that.
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Vista - damn.  Sorry don't know too much about Vista.  
Just done some research and found this link:
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article02-500

I  think this is what you are looking for.
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Control Panel / Programs / Default Programs/ Make a File Type Always Open in A Specific Program


Find PDF and hit Change Program if need be
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Actually, Vista doesn't have a 'File Types' tab - so you're not going to see it no matter who you are logged in as.

The way to set file types in Vista is to right-click on the file, and click on 'Open With...'
Now select the program (Adobe Reader in this case), and make sure that you have the 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file' option checked.

Voila!

If you want to change the icon, that's a completely different matter and you may wish to read this blog: http://ccgi.maxpower.plus.com/2006/12/13/chainging-file-type-icons-vista-style
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