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Old 03-13-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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File designations have changed

The “MOBI” file designations on my files have been replaced with “Kindle Content.” Instead of the white box to the left of the book name it is a blue book. I have downloaded some book managers. Does anyone know which program did this, and how to bring it back? I would like to know if a file is MOBI or AZW etc. I am using Windows 7. Thank you.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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I don't have Windows 7...but can't you turn on your file extensions so you can SEE if it's .mobi or .azw?
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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I checked the correct and relvant boxes in "Folder Options," but nothing has changed. Does anyone else have this occuring? Is the Kindle PC program doing this?
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #4
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Are you referring to the icons that you see in Windows Explorer (or any other folder window)?

If so, the reason that the icon has changed is that you have changed the application that is associated with the file type. That's probably because one of the file managers that you downloaded took over the association.

The "blue book" icon sound like the Kindle for PC icon, although I have no way of knowing if it's the same as the one you are seeing.

You should still be able to open the book by double-clicking on it. If you want to open it in a specific application, right-click and choose Open With.

To change the association, go into Folder Options, select the File Types tab, scroll down until you see the file type (and icon), click Change, and select the required application (this applies to Windows XP; might be slightly different with Windows 7).

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...Is the Kindle PC program doing this?
Probably, but without seeing the icon it's only a guess.

Kindle for PC does, somewhat rudely, take over the MOBI, AZW, and associated extensions. It not only sets itself as the default "Open" application, it also sets/changes the associated icon. It does this without asking, regardless of whether it's a new install or and update.

Mike L's post gives the basic steps for reseting the default Open application. The same Folder Options dialog also contains a control for choosing a new replacement icon.
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