Reset the Always ask before opening this type of file setting

When downloading files using Internet Explorer, you may see the Open/Save confirmation box (as shown below) for certain file types. If you uncheck the Always ask before opening this type of file checkbox, the preference is saved in the user part of the registry. Also, the configuration is stored in a separate registry value for each file type.

Here is how to reset the Open/Save choice for a specific file type or all file types in Internet Explorer in Windows XP/Vista, Outlook Express and Windows Mail.Read more

Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys in Windows Vista

In Windows XP, you can open Display Settings, select the Appearance tab and click the Effects button to configure the Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key option. Wondering where’s this setting in Windows Vista? It took some time for me to locate this option in Windows Vista. If you’re … Read more

List file extensions registered in the system

Q: Is there a simple way to list all the defined file types on a PC and have the output redirected to a text file? I’m using Windows XP with Service Pack 2.

Yes. There are two options that I think of (without using a third-party tool). If you’re using Windows XP Professional, you can use the ASSOC command to get the list of file types registered in the system, along with the ProgIDs. Click Start, Run and type:

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