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Vista XML editor won't recognize xml files


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Brooksbane

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Hi, I'm new to the forums.

MSN messenger saves history files in xml format. Yesterday the files would not open, and instead were being associated with Dreamweaver. I deleted Dreamweaver, and now the files are being associated with MS Office Infopath 2007. I tried to use the "open with" box to reattach it to "XML editor" but it tells me there is no set association for it. I tried to set an association for the xml editor using the set associations option under the "default programs" in control panel, but again, no luck.

I also tried opening them with IE7 but that wouldn't work either.

It seems to me that whatever program was opening the XML files is not recognizing them anymore.

My questions are:

1. What program does Vista use to open the MSN live messenger history xml files?

2. How to I reassociate these files with that program so that they are openable again?

Thank you.
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Ax238

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Hello Brooksbane and welcome to geeks to go!

I apologize for the long wait and your overlooked thread. Dreamweaver took over the file association and when you got rid of the program, nothing was told to reassociate with it.

The following fix is for Help documents, but should also resolve your issue:
http://www.windows-n...nd-support.aspx

Regards,

Ax
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Brooksbane

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Your advice worked perfectly!

Thank you!
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Ax238

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:) Great to hear! You're very welcome.
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