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Lordnine
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« on: April 01, 2009, 01:23:52 AM »

I recently upgraded my adobe suite to CS4 which is great but it broke all my file associations. I can open all my files manually but I can’t click on a file and have it open correctly. Choosing the “Open with” option does not display the correct programs and even if I navigate to the location it won’t let me add it to the selection. Same thing applies for going through Vistas "set associations" program.

I’ve had this problem before when I updated Word and managed to download a program to fix it but I can’t remember for the life of me what it was.

Any Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 03:29:29 AM »

Maybe this?
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html

I dunno, that's a lot of individual fixes (Reg files) to apply if *every* association on your PC is fouled up. Would it be easier to just run System Restore back to before you upgraded Adobe Suite? Then you can try upgrading it again to see whether it breaks all file associations every time out.

I'm not an IT guy, and I don't even play one on TV. Just guesswork on my part.  icon_smile

Sigh, with me, I've upgraded my Counterspy software and now about every other time I turn my PC on I can't get to the Vista login screen. Bah.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 10:49:35 PM »

Victory!

After two days of searching I found a program that does exactly what I needed. Once I could add the programs to the open with list all the associations fixed themselves.
For anyone else who has this incredibly annoying problem check out OpenWithAdd v1.2 for Windows® XP/Vista.

Big thumbs up to Author of this little piece of software.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/openwithadd.htm
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