how do i change how a file is opened?

before i asked how to open the file, but i never mentioned that i accidentally hit to open in the windows picture viewer thing. so now the file isnt in the zipped folder. is there any way to get it back?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Great question.

    Fairly easy answer.

    (Next time, please tell us your Operating System!)

    In WIndows (XP & VISTA), Right-Click "Start", then click "Explore".

    When the Windows Explorer window comes up, look at the tool bar on the top.

    Click "Tools", then "Folder Options".

    Click on the "File Types" Tab. (Wait a minute or two).

    Find the file extension you need (rar?)

    Then, next to "Opens with", click "Change".

    find the program that you want to use to open the file type and double click on it.

    That should do it.

    Good luck!

    I hope this helps!

    Troy Downing

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