I’m a developer; I basically work in a Windows 8 environment with several virtual machines running Linux, Windows, etc.
I want to prevent Windows associating new file extensions. That is, if I want to open a file
Read.me (from a Linux environment) I want to be able to open it with Wordpad or Notepad but I do not want Windows to associate the extension
.me with Wordpad or Notepad.
How can I
- always have Notepad and/or Wordpad available on the right-click “open with” menu?
- stop Windows from automatically associating the file extension with the selected program.
I need something simple and non-intrusive, with no side effects. And I do not want to use external programs such as Notepad++. I want to use Notepad and/or Wordpad, as I said. Keep it within the Windows 8 operating system.