Windows 10: "How do you want to open this file?" keeps popping up despite default!

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  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 64-bit Pro
       09 Oct 2016 #21

    But you can say "other" and navigate to program files or program files 86 and manually select an app too then you should get the tick box to use everytime

    Faslane
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  2.    15 Nov 2016 #22

    Okay so I had some of the same problems, just got it fixed.


    So I've had this problem for quite a while now. I tried installing several stuff for my minecraft client as I was going to play it on a LAN-Party. To do this I had to enter %appdata%. Whenever I tried running it in "Run". It told me "How do you want to open this file?". For some odd reason whenever I started up my pc too I got this message.
    Today my spotify started acting weird, it closed itself. Opened again and closed. It kept on doing this forever. I searched for it and found out I had to run another command in "Run" %APPDATA%\Spotify\spotify.exe --disable-accelerated-layers --disable-accelerated-fixed-root-backgroundBut once again it said: "How do you want to open this file?"
    After searching around about 10 minutes I tried several stuff, but what seemed to fix it for me was: Running: "C:Users" and then there was a file with My own name which I deleted.
    And guess what? Now I can open %appdata% and run the spotify command.
    Just thought I would share how I fixed it as it has been bothering me for a while. Hope this helps anyone!
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  3.    05 Dec 2016 #23

    ikkesander said: View Post
    So I've had this problem for quite a while now. I tried installing several stuff for my minecraft client as I was going to play it on a LAN-Party. To do this I had to enter %appdata%. Whenever I tried running it in "Run". It told me "How do you want to open this file?". For some odd reason whenever I started up my pc too I got this message.
    Today my spotify started acting weird, it closed itself. Opened again and closed. It kept on doing this forever. I searched for it and found out I had to run another command in "Run" %APPDATA%\Spotify\spotify.exe --disable-accelerated-layers --disable-accelerated-fixed-root-backgroundBut once again it said: "How do you want to open this file?"
    After searching around about 10 minutes I tried several stuff, but what seemed to fix it for me was: Running: "C:Users" and then there was a file with My own name which I deleted.
    And guess what? Now I can open %appdata% and run the spotify command.
    Just thought I would share how I fixed it as it has been bothering me for a while. Hope this helps anyone!
    I found the same file by choosing internet explorer when I was asked how to open "the file" on startup, and looking at the file path in the address bar. Deleting the file seems to be temporary - I just had to go delete the same file again after deleting it a day or two ago...
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  4. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 64-bit Pro
       09 Dec 2016 #24

    tententwenty said: View Post
    Hi,No I don't have new user profiles - always the same old, 1-account admin account. No I don't keep images, because that would typically retain any malware/virus that comes along with it.
    That's why BEFORE you make an image you do a VERY thorough cleaning of virus, malware registry, delete any junk you don't want in the image, do a disck cleanup and get rid of any temp files, windows.old folders (unless you'd want to keep them for some unknown reason) etc etc etc THEN make the image of the disc so you KNOW it's virus and junk bloatware free.
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  5. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 64-bit Pro
       09 Dec 2016 #25

    tententwenty said: View Post
    Hi,No I don't have new user profiles - always the same old, 1-account admin account. No I don't keep images, because that would typically retain any malware/virus that comes along with it.
    Have you replaced your CMOS battery at all or recently? For 3.00 it might be woirth a shot...it retains several settings like time and date etc when your machine is off but I've seen a dead one cause many other errors. it's worth a shot.
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  6.    09 Dec 2016 #26

    Guys I figured out the cause for this:
    Some programs neglect to put the path to their executable in quotes when they add themselves to the list of startup apps.
    The way I fixed this was by using CCleaner to open their registry entries and manually adding quotes to all the paths.
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  7. Posts : 15
    Windows 10 64-bit Pro
       09 Dec 2016 #27

    Awesome!!!! Good job!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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