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Urgent.. How to Restore Default File Extensions in Windows 8?

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  1. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    conrulez Power Member

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    Hit Start Button
    Type "Default" into the search (no quotes) and hit enter
    Default programs will come up. Click on that.
    Another windows comes up. Click on Set your default programs.
    From there you should be able to associate Java with the right program instead of notepad.

    The following link might help you if you get stuck:
    http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-change-file-associations-144102

    Good luck,
    Con
     
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    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Hi

    Thanks. However I don't see the correct file extension in that list for java..
     
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    Can't you just right click on a java file and go to open with and then click choose default program?
     
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    The default program doesn't seem to show up
     
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    Ok. On the window that pops up, DO NOT click on "Set your default programs"...
    Click on "Associate a file type..." (should be right underneath it). Will take a min but all file types should come up and you can then find the extension you need to change. If you don't know what it is, Check this page:
    http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/source/file_extensions.html

    Search for "java" on there. Will list all the extensions. You should find the one with notepad associated and you can then browse to find the right program to associate with it.
     
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    .jar should be main one I think...also .java sometimes...

    .js is javascript

    That should get you started in the right direction...

    Good luck
     
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    Thanks again. I tried this before and tried it again now.. The problem is that when the list of apps to open program shows up I don't see anything related to Java.. I only see notepad and other programs that is not the default..
     
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    Right click on the file you want to open, then use "Open with..." then "Choose Default Program"
     
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    What is the .jar file extension associated with? If it says "Notepad" is the current default than that's the one you want to change. Double click that line and a window should pop up and and show "Java" as recommended program.

    You did click on "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" initially right?

    Find that extension man. That is ABSOLUTELY how you change it. Let me know...
     
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    > Double click that line and a window should pop up and and show "Java" as recommended program

    This is where I'm running into a problem. There is no java option among the list. I followed everything until here.

    >You did click on "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" initially right?

    Yes..
     
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    If you can't figure it out just go back to an earlier restore point.
     
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    Ok hold on...Let me look some stuff up for you...
     
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    Ok try this...

    When you get to that point where you get stuck, click on Browse.

    Then paste this into the path C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin (or manually click till you get to that place)...

    Then choose the file that just says "Java"

    That SHOULD be the program you want to associate with the .jar extension
     
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    When you get that, you should also see a button in the bottom right that says "Browse", click it and browse to the Java exe file in Program Files.
     
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    Yeah that's the path I gave him above...Assuming he has that version of Java installed. Don't know why he wouldn't with Win 8 though.
     
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    OK.. this seemed to work. Thanks a lot + thanks given on your posts.
     
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    Ha ha! Glad you finally got it man...MY bill is in the mail...Or maybe a few PR6 links would just do it...LOL

    Take it easy dude. Everytime you see the word Java you're gonna think of me from now on! LMAO
     
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