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Background: I have an desktop application I use for nntp, but I can't associate nntp with my app in windows 8. I never had a problem on windows 7 and prior.

Question: How do I manually configure windows8 that nntp should be handled by my application? When I go through control panel, it only lets me add apps from windows app store, or Google Chrome. I do not see how to add my app to the list of apps.

Thank you in advance for your time.

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ok, to clarify, you are not running a server, correct? I guess I'm confused, because protocols (NNTP is only a protocol) only get 'handlers' on Servers. do you perhaps mean that you have .nzb files which you would like to associate with your application? – Frank Thomas Jun 26 '13 at 18:29
Sorry...let me clarify. This is Windows 8 and I'm dealing the NNTP protocol (like nntp://something). Forget the word handler. I removed that from the title of the post. Thank you – elklaker Jun 27 '13 at 14:01
interesting, I've never seen a URI based on NNTP. most of the time when people want to use UseNet, they fire up a client and let it contact the server for them, select the articles they want, and download them. – Frank Thomas Jun 27 '13 at 16:45
Shouldn't you be able to set what app nntp launches in Windows 8? You can in all prior versions of Windows. That's the core of the post, thanks. – elklaker Jun 28 '13 at 22:15

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