My Documents Opening In Windows Media Player


Ibrahim Ajayi
 

Hello:
I am having another unusual and odd problem.
But this problem has nothing to do with NVDA, although I use the screenreader.
Actually, many of my documents are now opening in windows media
player. The documents were created by me in microsoft word, and
wordpad, but now they open in windows media player.
I am also having the same problem with some materials Emailed to me.
The attachments are in word document,, but when I attempt to open
them, they open in windows media player.
I just can't figure out what this problem is all about.
Please has anyone ever had this problem at any time? how did you resolve it.
Hope to read your response.
Ibrahim.


Narayan <krishnashree1221@...>
 

it is very easy. first select the file which you want to open, right click on this, and find open with option, and hit on choose default program option from the list. then select proper application from the appropriate list and check the next option called always open this file with this application. and press OK. that's it.

On 1/1/2018 3:47 AM, Ibrahim Ajayi wrote:
Hello:
I am having another unusual and odd problem.
But this problem has nothing to do with NVDA, although I use the screenreader.
Actually, many of my documents are now opening in windows media
player. The documents were created by me in microsoft word, and
wordpad, but now they open in windows media player.
I am also having the same problem with some materials Emailed to me.
The attachments are in word document,, but when I attempt to open
them, they open in windows media player.
I just can't figure out what this problem is all about.
Please has anyone ever had this problem at any time? how did you resolve it.
Hope to read your response.
Ibrahim.

--
Shree


ely.r@...
 

Ibrahim
Not sure just how this has happened, but the tile associations for Word have been reassigned to Media Player. The computer looks at the file type, the letters that follow the file name, and uses the program that is set to open that file type. You will need to reset that connection between file type and program to open it. Will you need help doing that? If so, post back to the list.
Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 5:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] My Documents Opening In Windows Media Player

Hello:
I am having another unusual and odd problem.
But this problem has nothing to do with NVDA, although I use the screenreader.
Actually, many of my documents are now opening in windows media player. The documents were created by me in microsoft word, and wordpad, but now they open in windows media player.
I am also having the same problem with some materials Emailed to me.
The attachments are in word document,, but when I attempt to open them, they open in windows media player.
I just can't figure out what this problem is all about.
Please has anyone ever had this problem at any time? how did you resolve it.
Hope to read your response.
Ibrahim.


Ibrahim Ajayi
 

Hello again:
In response to Rick's reply, I will need helpful tutorials to re-set
the connection between file types and programs in order to open my
files.
I don't know how to do it.

On 12/31/17, ely.r@comcast.net <ely.r@comcast.net> wrote:
Ibrahim
Not sure just how this has happened, but the tile associations for Word have
been reassigned to Media Player. The computer looks at the file type, the
letters that follow the file name, and uses the program that is set to open
that file type. You will need to reset that connection between file type and
program to open it. Will you need help doing that? If so, post back to the
list.
Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ibrahim
Ajayi
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 5:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] My Documents Opening In Windows Media Player

Hello:
I am having another unusual and odd problem.
But this problem has nothing to do with NVDA, although I use the
screenreader.
Actually, many of my documents are now opening in windows media player. The
documents were created by me in microsoft word, and wordpad, but now they
open in windows media player.
I am also having the same problem with some materials Emailed to me.
The attachments are in word document,, but when I attempt to open them, they
open in windows media player.
I just can't figure out what this problem is all about.
Please has anyone ever had this problem at any time? how did you resolve
it.
Hope to read your response.
Ibrahim.








ely.r@...
 

The other response you received is a far easier one. I would go with it before working with mine.
Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: Monday, January 1, 2018 2:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] My Documents Opening In Windows Media Player

Hello again:
In response to Rick's reply, I will need helpful tutorials to re-set the connection between file types and programs in order to open my files.
I don't know how to do it.

On 12/31/17, ely.r@comcast.net <ely.r@comcast.net> wrote:
Ibrahim
Not sure just how this has happened, but the tile associations for
Word have been reassigned to Media Player. The computer looks at the
file type, the letters that follow the file name, and uses the program
that is set to open that file type. You will need to reset that
connection between file type and program to open it. Will you need
help doing that? If so, post back to the list.
Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 5:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] My Documents Opening In Windows Media Player

Hello:
I am having another unusual and odd problem.
But this problem has nothing to do with NVDA, although I use the
screenreader.
Actually, many of my documents are now opening in windows media
player. The documents were created by me in microsoft word, and
wordpad, but now they open in windows media player.
I am also having the same problem with some materials Emailed to me.
The attachments are in word document,, but when I attempt to open
them, they open in windows media player.
I just can't figure out what this problem is all about.
Please has anyone ever had this problem at any time? how did you
resolve it.
Hope to read your response.
Ibrahim.








Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Did you tell us which version of Windows it was?
I'm rather interested in what actually changed it in the first place. Didn't think I've ever had this happen, ever. its the kind of thing naughty scammers do if they get into your machine to pretend it needs fixing so you pay them money, in my experience
It should not be hard to fix, if a little tedious, remembering what opened with what.
I know Icon easily alter it by using open with rather than actually clicking to open the file. IE use the drop down context menu instead of opening the file when its highlighted. You can then navigate too a list of software on your machine and select the one you want, normally you will find it asking should it use that software to open all programs of this type, and if you say yes and ok to all things then you should eventually find all the changed ones.
I don't know how you have windows set up, but I always switch on file extensions in explorer, and do not hide any files, or allow the use of icons for common file types. It is a whole lot easier to fix if you know what the actual file types are in the first place.

A lesson learned very early on, find out as much as you can about how windows does things.

Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ibrahim Ajayi" <kobisko@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2018 7:04 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] My Documents Opening In Windows Media Player


Hello again:
In response to Rick's reply, I will need helpful tutorials to re-set
the connection between file types and programs in order to open my
files.
I don't know how to do it.

On 12/31/17, ely.r@comcast.net <ely.r@comcast.net> wrote:
Ibrahim
Not sure just how this has happened, but the tile associations for Word have
been reassigned to Media Player. The computer looks at the file type, the
letters that follow the file name, and uses the program that is set to open
that file type. You will need to reset that connection between file type and
program to open it. Will you need help doing that? If so, post back to the
list.
Rick

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ibrahim
Ajayi
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 5:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] My Documents Opening In Windows Media Player

Hello:
I am having another unusual and odd problem.
But this problem has nothing to do with NVDA, although I use the
screenreader.
Actually, many of my documents are now opening in windows media player. The
documents were created by me in microsoft word, and wordpad, but now they
open in windows media player.
I am also having the same problem with some materials Emailed to me.
The attachments are in word document,, but when I attempt to open them, they
open in windows media player.
I just can't figure out what this problem is all about.
Please has anyone ever had this problem at any time? how did you resolve
it.
Hope to read your response.
Ibrahim.








tonea.ctr.morrow@...
 

It sounds like your default has accidentally gotten changed. Instead of file.docx being associated with Word, it has become associated with media player. You’ll need to reset it back to being associated with Word.

 

One method is to open word and find the associations in the program settings. That location varies depending upon the software version. The method I would use is the second method.

 

Go to any word file. Right click to bring up a context menu. The first item that should appear is Open with Whatever. If that whatever is media player, you have confirmation that the associations have been broken. If it is Word, then the problem is somewhere else.

 

Let’s assume it says Open with Media player. Farther down the list is a sub-menu called Open With. Choose that one. Inside that menu at the very bottom, is the option, “Choose Default Program…”. Needless to say, that’s the selection you want to make. From there, choose Word. Your problem should now be fixed.

 

Of course, I’m running Windows 7 from work, so your mileage may vary. I don’t know if any of the menus changed with Windows 10.

 

IF this works for you, then you have my gratitude. I appreciate the opportunity to help given all the help I’m receiving.

 

Tonea Morrow

 

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ibrahim Ajayi
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 4:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] My Documents Opening In Windows Media Player

 

Hello:

I am having another unusual and odd problem.

But this problem has nothing to do with NVDA, although I use the screenreader.

Actually, many of my documents are now opening in windows media player.  The documents were created by me in microsoft word, and wordpad, but now they open in windows media player.

I am also having the same problem with some materials Emailed to me.

The attachments are in word document,, but when I attempt to open them, they open in windows media player.

I just can't figure out what this problem is all about.

Please has anyone ever had this problem at any time? how did you resolve it.

Hope to read your response.

Ibrahim.