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Old 02-08-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Mistakenly changed ePUB file association

Somehow I mistakenly managed to change the program on my computer associated with opening ePUB files to Internet Explorer. So now every ePUB file I download to my desktop has the IE logo and wants to open with Internet Explorer.

Could someone please help and tell me how to change the file association back to what it was? Previously, Windows didn't know what program to use to open ePUB files and wanted me to pick a program. I must have picked IE.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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Right click on an epub, select open with, search for program you want; check the use everytime with the type file.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response.

Before I stupidly associated ePUB files to open with Internet Explorer, there wasn't any Windows program that was associated with ePUBs. Is there any way to return ePUBs to an unassociated state? Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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At the command line try
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assoc .epub=
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #5
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Thanks, Peter. Sorry for the dumb question, but where do I find the command line?
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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Not sure which version of Windows you are on; you should be able to click on the Windows start buttonj and type in the search box the word cmd
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
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I'm using Windows Vista. When I click the start button, there is a Search option with an arrow. Hovering over the arrow rolls out a menu that includes three options: For files or folders, Using Microsoft Outlook, and For People. Sorry, but I don't know what to choose.

I notice when I click the Start button there is also an option called Run. Could that be what I'm looking for?
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #8
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #9
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Peter, I've tried the command line but can't seem to get it to do anything. I guess I really don't know what I'm doing.

At any rate, I also tried changing the ePUB association to Calibre by right clicking an ePUB file. I get an option to browse for the program I want to open. Among the program choices is Calibre2, but I don't know if that's what I should choose or if I need to look for something else? Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #10
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #11
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Thanks so much for your help. That did the trick. Really appreciate it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:34 AM   #12
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Thanks, Peter. Sorry for the dumb question, but where do I find the command line?
Everyone should be made to learn the command line before being allowed to touch a mouse.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #13
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Everyone should be made to learn the command line before being allowed to touch a mouse.
Have you played with W8
The trend seems to be "Isolate the user from the OS core". Now they have no clue (and maybe access) on how to recover when things go Burp.

(I am going crazy over things like this with my first Android device. I need a Android for 'Too Smarties' book. My first OS use was using UNIX on a Glass Teletype connected to a DEC PDP-16)
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The trend seems to be "Isolate the user from the OS core". Now they have no clue (and maybe access) on how to recover when things go Burp.

(I am going crazy over things like this with my first Android device. I need a Android for 'Too Smarties' book. My first OS use was using UNIX on a Glass Teletype connected to a DEC PDP-16)
I've seen way too many replies such as command line? What's that? Where do I find it? How do I use it?. It gets tiring having to tell people all about the command line.
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I've seen way too many replies such as command line? What's that? Where do I find it? How do I use it?. It gets tiring having to tell people all about the command line.
I'm so sorry if I offended you with my lack of computer knowledge. I thought this site was for people who enjoy e-books and like to share their knowledge. I asked my questions very politely and thanked the people who were kind enough to help me.

I thought this was a friendly site where no question was considered too dumb to ask. From your reaction, apparently I was mistaken.
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