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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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 ...
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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 ...