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Double-click deletes my Perl files!

Some of you have some kind of movie player called WinIEPG on your Bancroft PCs. Your computer tries to run this when you double-click on a .pl file. You then get a weird error and it deletes your file.

I HIGHLY recommend you do this:

  1. Make a copy of some perl file (cut and paste is easiest). Rename it test.pl.
  2. Right-click on test.pl. Pick "Open With" --> "Choose Program".
  3. Select Crimson Editor or Notepad. Then check "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file. Click OK.
  4. Log out and log back in. Double-click on test.pl to make sure it opens Crimson Editor. Your other files should work too now -- try it with a backup .pl file.

NOTE: if your PC profile ever gets wiped for some reason, Windows will forget about this and may revert to the WinIEPG of death program. So be careful and make backups! You might consider uninstalling WinIEPG if you don't use it.


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