Thursday, July 07, 2011

How to Remove File Association


How to Remove File Association

Windows operating system associates files having a certain extension with a particular program. For example, files with the extension .doc are associated with Microsoft Word. Double-click on a file having the association leads to opening this file with the specified program application. Methods of removing file associations are different in Windows XP and Vista.
Difficulty:
 
Moderately Easy

Instructions

  1. In Windows XP

    • 1
      Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of the screen.
    • 2
      Click "My Computer" to open Windows Explorer.
    • 3
      Click the menu "Tools > Folder Options" and select the "File Types" tab.
    • 4
      Scroll down the file type list and find the desired file extension. Click on it to select.
    • 5
      Click the "Delete" button, then "Yes" to confirm.

    In Windows Vista

    • 1
      Click the "Start" button in the lower-left corner of the screen.
    • 2
      Type "cmd" and press "Enter" to open the command prompt window.
    • 3
      Type "assoc .ext= " and press "Enter." Note, "ext" stands for the file extension you wish to remove from the association list.

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