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How Would You Like To Open This File? Upon Startup?

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    How Would You Like To Open This File? Upon Startup?


    Anytime I login the typical "How would you like to run/open this file?" message with a drop down menu of programs appears. I thought it was odd, and when I click open with Wordpad or any other word processor it is blank with file name being shown as my Username?
    Was just wondering how to get this to stop. I don't understand why it started and it is a tad annoying on start up.

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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    AutoRuns should find out where it's coming from. The easiest place to check is the Startup Folder. Hit Winkey-r and type shell:Startup and hit Enter to open your Startup Folder. If it's not something in there check with AutoRuns.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello AidClu06, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I agree with Miles. Something you have set to run at startup doesn't have a program associated to open it anymore for whatever reason.
    Please go ahead and post a screenshot of this open with dialog to see if it may help to ID anything.

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