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 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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Cannot set file association with ftype command after default program was set by UI

I wanted to set the default editor for .txt files using command line with ftype command. assoc .txt .txt=txtfile ftype txtfile="c:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vim73\gvim.exe" --remote-tab-silent "%1" ...
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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 ...
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What extensions assigned to notepad.exe by default?

What file extensions are assigned to NOTEPAD.EXE by default in Windows (XP/7) ? I havent access to Windows now, and my googling for list of default file associations windows gives zilion links how ...
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Have python open .py files in the path without having to associate .py files with the interpreter (windows)

I like having my .py files open with my IDE, PyScripter. That is, when I double-click on a .py file, it opens in my IDE. The problem is that when I want to run a python script that isn't in the ...
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File type associations on OS X for Citrix Online Plugin

I would like to associate .ICA files with Citrix online plugin, which is positioned at /Library/Application\ Support/Citrix/Citrix\ online\ plug-in.app/Citrix.app. How to do it? The problem is, in ...
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.cmd runs from cmd.exe but not from start menu / Run dialog

problem If I run a .cmd file from cmd.exe it works fine. However if I run it from Start menu / Run line, it opens in Notepad++, my editor. (edit I've it installed for years, didn't update it ...
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How does Linux decide on a default application?

I know that each program that can open files has a desktop entry under /usr/share/applications, and that the defaults for each mimetype are stored in /usr/share/applications/defaults.list and ...
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Associating a renamed executable with our application fails on command line in Windows

This is on Windows 7. We've got a program we install that we've associated with extension .xyz. Our '.xyz' files are actually executable files (originally .exe) If you double-click the renamed ...
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Importing and exporting Set Associations (default programs) in Windows

I like using portable programs. As an example, I have sublime text portable stored in D:/Apps/Developer/SublimeText3. For all my .php, .txt, .js, .scss, .css, etc... files, I set them to launch with ...
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How to determine if development tools are installed

We're going through an exercise to identify computers that have Visual Studio installed. The challenge thus far, is that components of visual studio are installed w/ a lot of other products. SQL ...
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Custom Windows Configuration Batch File

I'd like to configure myself a one-click configuration windows script. However, I really don't know where to search for the lines to edit in the registry. I've found some things (such as UAC ...
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Mac OS X: file associations keep changing (though reverting it manually)

For some time now I'm experiencing an annoying behavior under Mountain Lion: While doing my daily work, the programs to open a file keep changing. For example, opening a PDF is switched to Adobe ...
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Disable or remove the “Run Enhanced Content” menu item from CDs and DVDs

I tried to watch a DVD on my computer. I put it in and VLC started, but later on, it crashed when I tried to rewind as it often does. Naturally, I opened My Computer to play the DVD with VLC. ...
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Associate FTP links with FileZilla in Win8 (or any specific exe with a protocol)

Like Associate FTP hyperlink to filezilla, I want to associate FTP links with FileZilla, only I'm on Windows 8. When I open an FTP link or try to set the associated app for FTP links, I don't get an ...
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How to restore .C file association with notepad?

I have to upload .C file for a contest! But once i have opened .c file with notepad and saved..After that notepad is the default opener of C files in my desktop. The problem is if i upload that file, ...
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OS X 10.5 Spotlight Kind different to Finder Kind for particular file (.dylib) despite app (SeaMonkey) removed

in the distant past I installed SeaMonkey. There was a mistake in the apps Info.plist that inappropriately associated a number of file types with the app, in particular .dylib. The bug was recognised ...
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Windows will not allow me to set MKV files to open in MPC?

When I go to open with, click browse, and select the MPC-HC exe, windows does not add it to the open with list, instead it just totally ignores it. I wasn't having this issue until I reinstalled it, ...
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User set .lnk association to Word 2007 Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server

Nightmare. A user has managed to associate .lnk (shortcuts) with Word 2007. I cannot seem to find a way to remove this association on Server 2008 R2 (running as a TS with Citrix XA 6.5). I tried ...
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Windows 7 - “No application has been setup for this file type” for Daemon Tools Lite files (.iso, .mdfs, etc)

I've been having a pain getting this fixed... I dont really know how it happened, I suspect it was related to CCleaner, but can't be sure. I went to mount an .iso file and got an error saying ...
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How do I change the default program (aka file assocation) when the program has moved?

In Windows 7, if I have already associated a program, say Notepad2.exe, with a filetype, say .txt then moving the path to Notepad2.exe (e.g., moving the folder) breaks the association. The problem I ...
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How to get Microsoft Office 2013 to associate DBF files with excel?

I just installed the trial for Office 2013. I want to associate dbf files with it so I can just double click them. This link says Office 2013 will open dbf files and I can open them through excel by ...
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“Error applying transforms” when opening XLS files

I think I have an association issue with Excel 2010. Whenever I click on a XLS file I get a Windows Installer window saying "Preparing to install" and then this window: It says, Error ...
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How to associate files during folder copy installation on Mac OS X

I involved with the development of an application that is intended to deploy on multiple desktop system including the Macintosh. Our team decided we would like to a drag and drop installation for the ...
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How to associate extensionless files in Windows 8?

I would like to associate a text reader to extentionless files in Windows 8. On Windows 7, the steps to make that happen are described here: How to associate extensionless files in Windows 7? However, ...