Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 8.1 – How to Quickly Set File Associations & Extensions – Level: Intermediate

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 | 0 comments

I sometimes get a call from clients who suddenly cannot open PDF files. This is usually due to Windows losing the file association for PDF files, often due to a program update when two or more PDF readers are installed; for instance, Adobe Reader and Foxit Reader. Something happens during the program update and rather than one program or the other claiming the PDF file type, both programs lose out. Suddenly Windows 8.1 cannot open PDF files. This same process I’m about to show you works for other file types such as .DOCX or .XLSX, as long as you know which program should open the files (MS Word & MS Excel respectively, in this case). #1 Find the file in...

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