In an operating system, the means of assigning a file extension or mime type to a particular application, as a default means of opening this type of file.

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How to add programs to the Open With dialog on Windows7

I'm trying to associate files with specific programs and Sublime Text 3 is not in the dialog as an option nor can I select it after browsing for the C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 3\sublime_text.exe. ...
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Can't Set File Association

I tried to use Default Programs in Control Panel to set Winrar to be the default program for .teaa files. However, when prompted to select the default program, if I choose Winrar.exe, nothing occurs.
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Unable to set default program for 1 file type

I've exhausted everything I can think of to fix this. Basically my indesign documents lost their file extension association. No other file extensions seem to be affected. Interestingly they do still ...
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Shortcut to open a file with a different program

Is it possible to open a file in Windows 7 or later with a combination of a keyboard key and double click (say control+double click) with a diffferent program than the assosiated one? I wish to open ...
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Change default app launched when editing vector smart objects in Photoshop

I installed the CC suite trial apps, however I haven't yet started the trials and prefer to continue with CS6 for the time being. However the installation changed the default editor for all my files ...
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Set File Association

There's a certain file type that I have that I can't open. I'm not sure why, but this file type lost its association with Winrar, which used to be the default program for opening it. I tried looking ...
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How to remove accidentally set file association

I downloaded a zip file and accidentally made it open with Wordpad. How do I change the file association back to the default, with no association at all?
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“Always use this program” is greyed out for certain files [duplicate]

Here is the context : The problem started when some file icons didn't diplayed. So I search the web and most answers, if not all, were related to the icon cache database. I tried most solutions and ...
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Fix .lnk file association WITHOUT admin/registry access

I managed to recreate the problems detailed here and here. I tried to use Notepad to open a .lnk file. Now all shorcuts appear as .lnk files, and open in Notepad. This isn't an uncommon problem and ...
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How to restore the ability to modify the association for the .txt file extension in Windows 7 Pro?

The Problem: The Properties dialogue box for text files has lost its accustomed Change button From the list of extensions in Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations, the .txt file ...
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Associate and view XML files - Visual Studio

Visual Studio can be used as an XML editor. For example, I can go to File>New>XML File. I can also create an XML file as part of a project and view it via the project manager. Proof you can use it ...
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“Windows can't open this file” when downloading torrent with Chrome

Previously when I was clicking on a "get this torrent" button in Chrome, it would just download the .torrent file. That is the expected behaviour. Someday, probably surfing too late and too tired, I ...
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establish email association for email

in win8 what do I need to do to "establish an association" with an email account? For example, I'm using a print artist program and I want to send a copy to a friend from within that program via the ...
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Make a custom picture extension behave like an existing one on Windows 7 x64

OK, so I understand that this may be achievable by combining a number of answers from other questions, but the exact recipe has been eluding me and I wonder if there isn't an actual 'correct' way of ...
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Change description of file types associated with Notepad++

I recently installed Notepad++ v6.6.6 (On Windows 8 x64) and associated file types. The installer changed file type description of every associated extension to Notepad++ Document. For example, I ...
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How to make Firefox open JAR files with the registered default program

When downloading a *.jar file, Firefox doesn't ask me if I want to open or download the file. It only offers the option to download it. Is there any way to configure Firefox to ask, like for most ...
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How do you make a file not have a default program that opens it?

I have .java files that right now open with a default program that is notepad++, but I don't want a default program to open all my Java files, I want to choose every time. How would I go about making ...
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.exe files being opened in Microsoft Word instead of launched [duplicate]

All .exe files on my computer are suddenly linked with Microsoft Word. When I open an .exe file, Word launches and opens it instead of it being launched. How do I restore the proper association for ...
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What broke .xml file association?

I did a clean install of Win 8.1 Pro along with several other development tools. I could get a list if needed, but somewhere early on, I installed Office 2013 Home and Student...and I installed VS ...
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How to remove extension association using regedit.exe?

Following my post here - Can't un-associate .css extension from Visual Stdio 2013 and the suggested solution - Why are certain default application associations "locked"? What do I ...
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Can't un-associate .css extension from Visual Stdio 2013

In - Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations under .css file , it has Microsoft Visual Stdio 2013 as Currect Defualt - I try to change its current default under the Change ...
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Associate .less files with notepad ++

I just love notepad++ however I'm working with .less files and when I open a .less file it's just a normal text not a language (css) no code highlighting is there a plugin or something to make ...
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Chrome: how to open with system viewer by default?

Google Chrome used to open PDFs downloaded to the hard drive using the system's default PDF viewer by default. Recent versions of Chrome use Chrome's (inferior) built-in PDF viewer by default even ...
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How to reset the look of .htm file icon?

My htm/html files saved on the desktop in Windows 8 looked like this: Now when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 they look like this: How can I return their previous look? PS. I went as far as tried to ...
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How to force Firefox to download mp3 file?

Somehow my Firefox reverted to old behaviour, and now it plays all mp3 files from URL in my browser. I want it to ask for download location. I have tried several things such as: Firefox settings -> ...
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Associantion of a jpg by command line fails

I'm trying to associate files by command line. I could associate .rar file by this command assoc .rar=rarfile ftype rarfile=%USERPROFILE%\Dropbox\bin\WinRAR\UnRAR.exe x -ad "%1" But it fails with ...
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Backup registry that stores file association data?

I want to backup only the registry that contain the file association data so after reinstalling windows i will be able to restore the file associations with restoring the registry. Which registry ...
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Want Mathematica (instead of CDF Player) to launch by default when accessing .nb files over the Web

I have both Mathematica and CDF Player installed on my machine. I'm trying to access a Mathematica notebook over the Web and want Mathematica to launch when clicking on the link. Instead, the file ...
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Windows Media Player file icons gone

WMP file icons do not appear. WMP works fine and opens the files, the file associations exist, but the icons (not thumbnails) for the media files are gone. The blank (unknown file) icon is shown ...
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How to change “DWG Association” setting on AutoCAD?

In my office, we use a custom right-click menu in .dwg files to allow the users to choose which version of AutoCAD they want to open the file. It howover requires that AutoCAD don't mess with the ...
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XFCE: set up global file associations

I have many users using a Debian system through thin clients and I'm looking for a way to setup file associations globally for all the XFCE4 desktop environments. Is there a way to setup the ...
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How to call python script in other folder without prepending `python`?

I have a small (self-written) python script located in, let's say, C:\dummy\myscript.py. In my Windows 7 terminal, I can call this script with either one of the following three commands. They all ...
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Associate SQL highlighting with file name infix in Notepad++?

I have found the question answered about file-type/extension here: How do I get Notepad++ to associate a file type with a language? There is a description about using the Style Configuration to ...
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Batch change filetype associations on OS X

I just installed Sublime Text 3 beta and would like to re-associate all the filetypes I have linked to ST 2 with ST 3. Is there any way to perform this as a batch operation? For example: $ ...
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How do I associate a file type with a VBScript

This question is a natural follow up to How to run a batch file without launching a "command window"? One can associate for example .txt files with Wordpad by opening the Properties dialog ...
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Change file type associations in autohotkey script

I have a Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1. I use Zotero for all my academic reading, and depending on whether I'm using the surface as a laptop or as a tablet, I'd like the program used to edit PDFs ...
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How to remove file association in windows 8?

I have Chrome associated with .xlsx file on windows 8.1 machine In Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations it is not possible to remove association only to change it to another ...
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How do I make a batch file the default application for a file type

I am trying to associate .svg files with a batch file that runs squiggle from batik. When I right click on an svg and select Open With and Choose Default Program, I get the usual window, which lists ...
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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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HTML link in a PDF file is opened in Chrome instead of Safari

I have a PDF with inside a link to a URL. This URL points to another PDF file, like http://Myurl.com/myfile.pdf. I can't find the option to make Safari open myfile.pdf instead of Chrome. Any ...
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Setting InfoPath Designer as the default program to open xml files

I need Infopath Designer 2010 to be the primary program to open xml/xms files instead of Infopath Filler. Can't do it through windows Default Programs or Associate File Type.
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Office Document Icons still messed up after reassociation

My MS Office 2010 documents show up like this in Explorer: They open fine, but I'd like to get the icon corrected. I have run a repair from Add/Remove programs. I have cleared the icon cache ...
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How can I set a default program that isn't in in program files?

I downloaded a copy of ImageJ off the net. When I extract the package to Program Files the default file association is accepted by Windows. When I exact the package into my desktop (which solves ...
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Windows 8 and file association [duplicate]

It seems absurd but all my installed image viewers can't change file association in my new Windows 8. What I'm missing? EDIT: summary, It is not that I can't change file association in my new ...
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Windows File “open with” cannot use two applications with the same executable name

One can choose what application to use for opening a file with Right click on the file Open with Choose default program... Browse In this way, one navigates to the directory (say, C:\dir_new) ...
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Windows 8 opens 'moviemaker' when trying to access hyperterminal program [duplicate]

How can I have my Windows 8 system recognize the .ht file extension to launch a hyper terminal app? I am using an HP Envy tablet.
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How do i associate .exe files with wine on Linux, Fedora - gnome?

I other Linux distributions on the Open With list, you can input a command, why isn't that posible on Fedora? Thanks in advance!!!
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Change default image editor in only one folder

I've recently made the switch from traditional to digital art, and I have two folders: one where I edit images in photoshop and another where I keep a gallery of "finished" art. My question is, is ...
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Change double-click program for audio CD

In Windows 7 explorer, double-clicking a CD drive which currently contains an audio CD (or selecting "Play" from its context menu) plays the CD in Windows Media Player. I have VLC installed, so the ...
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Unable to set “always open with” checkbox

Configuration: windows 8 (desktop) firefox (latest version) I've been trying to figure out how to enable the checkbox to "always open with ... application for file type", for quite a while without ...