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IE8 "Open With" box appears whenever I download a file

Hi all,

Got a PC here running Vista SP2 and Internet Explorer 8.  Odd thing happening, if I download a file, lets say the latest Java build from java.com but has happened with all downloads I get the normal run/save dialog, if I select run then a box appears asking me to "Choose the program you want to use to open this file" Then under recommended programs I just have Internet Explorer.  The "Always use the selected program" is greyed out.

Anyone have any thoughts as to what my be going on?

Thanks in advance

Adam
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RartemassAuthor, martial arts coach, IT ConsultantCommented:
Save the file to the desktop and use Open With. Is the Always use option available?
If yes set it up now and they should all open OK.

I have had similar issues with email attachments and they won't modify the file associations via an application's open dialogue.
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amlydiateAuthor Commented:
Trouble is it's all files that I try to run automatically from a website. even more curiouser is that when logged on as another user it doesn't happen...
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RartemassAuthor, martial arts coach, IT ConsultantCommented:
Then it might be a profile issue.
Delete the user profile on the PC after backing up items like internet favourites, desktop icons, and quick launch icons.
Then log back in and try again.
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johnb6767Commented:
Since it isnt affecting all users look at this reg key.....

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithProgids

Default value should be "exefile", if present.... If not present, then this wont help you.....
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amlydiateAuthor Commented:
Thanks that was the problem!
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