PC Equivalent of Preferences

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Macette, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. Macette macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2002
    To all you PC-using Mac people out there...

    A friend sent me the following email:

    "Can you please tell me why everytime I download a file it is doing it as a power point file?

    It is driving me nuts.


    Only problem is, I haven't used a PC for years, and have no idea how to help him (I'm guessing it's something to do with MIME-types or something?)

    Anyway, I want to tell him to delete his Internet Explorer preferences, but don't know what the lingo is for PC-Users. Also, if I tell him to do the equivalent of deleting his preferences, what else is it going to do? Will it screw up his bookmarks?

    I was thinking of going onto a PC forum to ask this question, but I'm so out of my depth in that world that I thought I'd try here first.
  2. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
  3. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    they should just be able to save the file however it wants to save. just put it on the desktop or whatever. hold shift and right click the file. choose 'open with...' and then choose the program its supposed to open with. ahh the joys of a filesystem without metadata and an OS that fakes it.

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