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Old 04-28-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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When i downloaded a file to a disc from the internet and took it to my other computer without internet, when i tried to open the file from the disc it asked me what program i wanted to run it in. i clicked windows media player and i figured out that that wouldnt work. does anyone know how to change what i can open it up through? I am using a windows 98 PC. Thanks.
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You can right click the file, and select Properties.
Right near the top, it'll say 'Open With...' and the program name currently selected.

Click Change and choose a new program.
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What is the file/format? .wav, .mp3 ????
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its a .zip file and for some reason when i try to click "properties" it doesnt bring up the properties window. could it be because my computer doesnt have a CD-RW drive and im using a CD-RW disc?
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its a .zip file and for some reason when i try to click "properties" it doesnt bring up the properties window. could it be because my computer doesnt have a CD-RW drive and im using a CD-RW disc?
That shouldn't make any difference, the drive that is.
Tell me you aren't trying to play a .zip file on Media Player please.
You need to unzip it first.
Get Winzip, 7zip or WinRar (though XP has a built in that should do it, just reread your original post, you'll need winzip, 7zip or WinRar on a 98 box)
right click the file and look for unzip or extract etc (you'll need to unzip it to your hdd as you wont be able to write to the disk)
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