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I need to change program that opens xml files on my Windows Vista.

When I open "Open With" dialog and click "Browse" and locate my _.exe, nothing happens.

The program is not added to the list. Vista just ignores my choice.

This exe file is on my D: partition in my DropBox folder. I wonder WTF?

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assoc: Displays or modifies file name extension associations. Used without parameters, assoc displays a list of all the current file name extension associations.


ftype: Displays or modifies file types used in file name extension associations. Used without parameters, ftype displays the file types that have open command strings defined.

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great I didn't expect these existed – Kugel Nov 19 '10 at 23:42
interesting, didn't known these 2 commands before. now i can change many text file asssociation to notepad2 easily. (.txt .csv .ini .log .conf .sql .c .cpp .h .java .properties .xml .htm .html .css .js .vbs .htc .zul .zs ...) – LiuYan 刘研 Jul 26 '11 at 10:56

I doubt it will be any more successful, but try right clicking the file,. selecting properties and then hit the change button beside the "opens with" field.

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the same "Open with" dialog pops up. – Kugel Nov 19 '10 at 19:15

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