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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reg add saves incorrect value for file association

Run from Admin this code works in Windows XP. set app=ExtrNS.exe set nam=ExtrNS@ REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\%nam%\command" /v "" /t REG_SZ /d """"%CD%\ExtrNS.exe""" """%%1"" /f ...
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How do I set IE 11 as default browser on Windows 8.1 after having disabled it?

I previously disabled IE11 on Windows 8.1 as follows: Opened "Turn Windows features on or off" Unticked "Internet Explorer 11" Clicked "OK" When prompted, restarted machine I did not downgrade it. ...
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Opening an xlsx file in Windows 7 opens Excel 365 but without the document loaded

I see that there are similar questions posted, but none of the solutions work or they are for different versions of Excel & Windows. Let me try a question specific to my situation. The problem ...
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File associations for different users

In our environment, we have an admin windows account and a standard user login account. Our standard accounts have access to Office 365 ProPlus which is installed locally (click to run version), but ...
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Remove Suggested Programs for Unknown File Extensions

I regularly introduce all kinds of new, obscure file extensions to my system. For this explanation, I do not have any association with .xyz files. Say I create file.xyz. It has the default dog-eared ...
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how to Portable Apps permanent file type association?

I have windows 7 64bit. I have many portable apps in my D Drive. PROBLEM: I was able to before, now I cannot associate my files (txt,docx,...any extension) to PortableApps[dot]com portable apps such ...
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ProcMon - strange error when running from a batch file

I have a batch file which uses ProcMon to monitor another task and runs in a loop. Every 20 minutes I terminate procom and restart it with a new datetime-named backing file. This is to keep the log ...
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Windows file associations [duplicate]

I'm currently creating a .vbs script which is used to change the default program for a specific file extension however I'm not fully certain as to what registry keys/values I need to change. Doing a ...
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Use an environment variable to point to an “Open With” program

I have Windows Vista, but I guess this pertains to other versions as well. I want to set a program to be used in the Open With context menu. Now I want that the path to the .exe contain an environment ...
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Reset file associations to default (.z01 opens w/ winRar)

Does anyone know how to set file associations back to default on windows 8. Currently the file extention "z01" is opening with "winRar" & i want to reset it back to "unknown program".
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OS X Finder: “Plain Text Document” has changed to “text”, “Rich Text Document” to “rich text (RTF)”, etc

Sometime recently some file type names have changed — not the file associations or default application, but the name of the file type itself. "Plain Text Document" has changed to "text", "Rich Text ...
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Windows file association based on file type and then size

I have many videos stored on my harddrive. The ones which are of dvd or lower quality (480p, max size 7GB), I would like to open using vlc. The ones which are HD quality (720p, 1080p, size greater ...
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How to run a CMD file that is associated with a text editor [duplicate]

The file extension .cmd somehow got associated with Vim on my Windows 7 machine. When I try to run the cmd file, either by double clicking or running it by typing its name into a command prompt, it ...
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Accidentally associated .exe files with java.exe

I have downloaded a YawCam.exe program in order to take pictures with my webcam. After installation I clicked its icon to start then it opened 'Open With...' dialog to select which program to be ...
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How to stop Skype periodically asking default association for URL:Callto / URL:Skype protocol

Every now and then, perhaps weekly, I'm getting a pop-up from Skype after boot asking me to set associations for the program. If this is a Skype issue or a Windows (8.1) issue I'm not sure - but it is ...
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Associate all nameless file with notepad

I've got lot of files that don't have a file name, begins with . and just have only an extension. Is it possible to set a default program for all of them so I don't have to set it each-time
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How to change file association for .iso files?

I have some software tools in iso format. by default they are associated with the window disc burning utility. I want to change the association of iso files so that they are installed when I click on ...
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How do file associations work in Windows 8.1?

Windows 8 added metro apps. Since Metro apps are not run the same way as other programs, the file association seems to be different from other programs. How are files associated in Windows?
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Default Program and Icon for Specific File Name In Windows

Is it possible to set the default program and icon for files of a specific name? Particularly, I'm interested in setting the default program and icon for file names that typically come with open ...
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Run .sh file on double click on Windows with Cygwin

I created a .sh script file on my Windows machine. I'd like to run it on double click. If I open up the Cygwin Terminal and start it manually with the “sh” command it runs without problems. When I ...
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How can I unassociate a file type from a program without a registry edit?

I accidentally configured .data and .text files to be opened with Notepad by default. I want to unlink those extensions from being opened by Notepad. However, Notepad does not appear in the list of ...
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File Associations Broken

Back Story: I downloaded OuterWilds and the download failed to complete, being incompetent but also tech savvy, i got the "OuterWilds_Alpha_1_2_PC.zip.part" file, renamed it to ...
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Windows 7 treats executables as Internet explorer files [duplicate]

I recently updated Java, which broke a symbolic, which I modified to use the new java executable path (incorrectly it now seems). When I double-clicked the shortcut, I was prompted "What program ...
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Guide me how to change file association with single click in Windows 8.1

I have used this site for years for finding answers. This is my first question today..lol I have a Dell 2-in-1 laptop with touchscreen with windows 8.1 (64 bit) installed. So i use it in two ways. ...
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Multiple color schemes in a notepad++ text document containing multiple languages

I understand how to associate a color scheme to a certain file type, but i often run into the case where I have a shell script that is a wrapper for an SQL script. My question is can you select ...
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Multiple entries for Google Chrome in Open With

On my computer (Windows 8.1), both the Desktop "Open with" submenu and the corresponding WinRT dialog contain multiple entries for Google Chrome, when invoked for an HTML file. So far as I'm aware, ...
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Windows: Cannot associate executable with file extension

I know this is a very basic question, but I couldn't find the answer. When I right click on a file with extension .abc and click on Properties and then Change..., then even when I click on Browse... ...
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Change exe file association for single user

it is relatively easy to set the file association for exe files in windows (a nice way to lock yourself out, btw). This is typically done in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, which is valid for all users. But is ...
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Windows 8.1: Restore .bat file association to default

A few weeks ago I accidentally changed .bat files to open with Notepad++ (a fairly common issue I believe). On Win XP and Win 7 I had a .reg file that updated the relevant registry keys and sorted out ...
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Double-clicking a universal data link (.udl) file doesn’t open Data Link Properties dialog box

Ok folks, I'm pulling my hairs out on this one so hoped the wisdom of the crowd can help me out here and keep me sane... I have a new workstation with 64-bit Windows 7 on it and I can't use ...
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Windows won't accept new default program

I am trying to set MarkdownPad2 as my default program for opening .md files on my Windows 7 PC. I installed MarkdownPad2 via Chocolatey. If I open MarkdownPad2 and then use the File -> Open menu I can ...
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Associating Windows file extension with specific bat file and support argument passing

On my Windows 7 system, I have associated the .blend extension with a specific bat file I wrote, which is shown below: blender.bat: set PYTHONPATH="" "C:\Program Files\Blender ...
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How do I add file types to Windows 8 “File Associations” for Metro apps

I needed to create a new file type ".pd". I want to have the Microsoft Reader Metro app open this file type. Using How do I add file types to Windows 8 "File Associations"? does not allow ...
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Smartgit and Windows 8.1 - Context menu integration not working

The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. ... The usual error message. I have installed shmnview (by Nirsoft), and checked the context menu entry. "C:\Program ...
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System wide file associations in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm having trying to get a system wide file association set on Windows 7 (more specifically trying to get .jnlp associated properly with javaws.exe). It's associated properly under the admin ...
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What do these cryptic strings really mean in registry associations?

Looking at my HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12\shell\Open\command\command value (Word 2010 'Open' shell association) I see this sort of nonsense: ...
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Delete file association in Windows 8.1

How do you delete a file association in Windows 8.1? All the guides I've found seem to only work in Windows 7 or below, and Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Set Associations doesn't have ...
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file type association error

i keep my doskey macros in a separate file with .macro file extension, and can load them using doskey /macrofile=macros.macro for the specific console session i want to use windows os feature of file ...
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LibreOffice: How to open embedded document

I'm using both LibreOffice and MS Office 2010 on Windows 7 with .pptx extension associated with LibreOffice and .xlsx extension associated with MS Excel(I installed MS Office first, and then installed ...
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Force a file to be opened using an application in the same drive (USB)

I've been searching for how to make some files on my USB drive open in an application in the same drive, but to no avail. Is there any way to do this with or without adding some external files? The ...
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Hosts file “type”

I am using Windows Vista. The "type" column next to my hosts file in windows explorer says "sAveRabox." This appears to be the name of adware that I recently removed. How can I restore the "type" ...
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Show cursor previews in Windows Explorer after associating with a program

When I associate cursor files with an editor Windows 7 shows the program's icon instead of the preview of the cursor itself so how do I associate the cursor with the editor without losing the Windows ...
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Documents are marked as Executable

I decided to add a GUI to my Debian installation, and was kinda impressed. One issue I'm having though after adding KDE and XFCE is that double-clicking on .RTF files brings up the dialog, asking if I ...
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How to get rid of Opera association with torrent files?

When I click torrent file in Google Chrome browser, I am forced to make two confirmations not to use Opera to open this file. Firs one: Second one: I select it all the time, but it asks again ...
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How do I specify that a file extension needs to be run with a switch?

I would like to make certain open with a specific program, but that program requires a specific switch to be provided for it to actually open it. How would I go about setting this up? The specific ...
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Associate extension to a Modern Windows 8 app

I'm trying to associate some file types (like flv) to new VLC for modern Windows app. They registered their app just for mkv,mp3 and mp4 extensions, while their app really can read flv files (It's ...
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All .lnk associated with an explorer - mistake

I wanted to associate folder shortcuts to my new File Explorer Total Commander (or TCM). So I changed them in Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations But what I did change was ...
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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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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 ...