"Why does jEdit keep opening files it shouldn't?"
You've installed jEdit
, the open source extendable
and now when you open files that used to work jEdit opens. Everything
from .avi, to .mov, to .jpg files. Worse yet, you've checked your
file associations with Tools / Folder Options... / File Types, and they
seem to be correct. Even FTYPE
command line don't provide a clue.
The only thing that does seem to work is renaming the extension to
Despite a careful install, jEdit is agressively trying to open everything
which doesn't have an explicit case-sensitive match for the file extension
when you double click it.
What you've got is a registry problem, inflicted by jEdit installation
program for Windows. Note that the problem here is not
which is simply a Java JAR file. Don't blame the application, blame
Anytime you mess with the registry, it's a good idea to make a
Consider making a System Restore Point; locate the
program called rstrui.exe
and run it; it's usually under
Do Start / Run... / regedit
and open your
Locate this entry:
Open with jEdit
Right click it and select Delete,
confirm with Yes to delete this key and all of its subkeys.
Close the registry editor.
The fix takes place immediately.