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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
693 views

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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.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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1answer
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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 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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1answer
356 views

Change file icon but keep same app [duplicate]

It there a way to apply a different icon to my .php .js and .css files and yet open them with the same app (Sublime Text or Notepad++). I tried using FileTypesMan in no avail. It changes the icon of ...
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Associate a file type to an application, but with parameters [duplicate]

I like to associate .bla files with c:\myapp.exe -myparam: Example : when I click on d:\hello.bla, I would like c:\myapp.exe -myparam:"d:\hello.bla" to be launched. How to do such file type ...
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How to open xlsx files with Excel 2013 by default on windows 8?

My xslx files open systematically with Excel 2010 when I'd like them to use Excel 2013. Everytime I right click select open with point to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office ...
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Can Notepad++ be made to open file links in itself?

In Settings/Preferences, Notepad++ has an option on the MISC. tab under 'Clickable Link Settings' to the right, to Enable to open links found in the edited files. It underlines them and opens them on ...
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How do I have no default web browser, so the system asks what browser to use when I click on a link?

I use Internet Explorer for some things and Chrome for others. I'd like to have a choice when I click on a link of which browser to open the link in. Is this possible in Windows? I am currently ...
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Program doesn't show up in Other Programs in Open With Menu

ever since i upgraded PHPstorm the file association to it has been lost so when i go to the Open With setting to change which program a .php or .xml file opens with, when i go to browse and select ...
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How do I stop Notepad++ taking back file associations?

I've been using Notepad++ in Windows for some time, and while I think it's a good editor, I decided to go back to Emacs to try to learn to make the most of it (writing some elisp and such). As I do ...
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Restore default registry key

I associated "Unknown" files with notepad.exe, that is to say files with no or unknown extension. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown However I am not certain of the keys I changed to that effect. I would ...
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1answer
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Make PHP files on a USB flash drive load in portable Notepad++ by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Portable file association for USB sticks? I have a USB flash drive, called CLINIC, that contains a portable copy of Notepad++ for Windows. CLINIC also contain some PHP ...
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How to associate the mailto protocol with a custom exe?

In Windows 8, How do you set the default program for the mailto protocol to a custom exe? Under Default Programs, the only option I get is to select from a list of programs (Mail or Google Chrome) or ...
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Any way to pop the Open With dialog on exe files?

I'm using Windows 7 64Bit SP1. I want to open .exe files with an application (a decompiler, actually). Is there a way to display the open with dialog for these files in the right click menu, or ...
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How do I set Notepad++ as the default editor?

I want set Notepad++ as the default editor. I tried to set it by right-clicking on a file, then Open With. But I did not see Notepad++ in the resulting list (even after clicking on Choose Other ...
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Windows file association for README, INSTALL, LICENSE and the like [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows? Many files originating in the UNIX world come without file extension. Popular examples ...
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1answer
602 views

Change default print program for images on Windows 2003 SP2

I would like to change the default program used to print images on Windows 2003. And this is why... I'm using a "pro" fax software that uses 3rd party applications as hosts to render the specific ...
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2answers
660 views

Make My Own Made Java Based Text editor as default Text Editor in Windows

I have made a Text Editor in Java and I want to make it default text editor. Similar to Windows when it defaults to Notepad as the editor, and whose icon shows on all text files and double clicking ...
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1answer
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Where is the Default Program associations stored in the registry?

If I run the assoc command-line utility for an extension, it shows the file type/description for the extension I set in the registry. But if I go to Control Panel -> Default Programs - Set ...
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1answer
617 views

How does Windows Actually Handle File Associations?

I have a problem with file associations. My C# application can set the file association for its own extension so that users double clicking the project file it uses will open my app and load the ...
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1answer
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How to diagnose “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file” error?

When running Python script at the command line I get this error Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You man not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. How ...
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Programatically associate file extensions with application on Windows

I've just recently reinstalled Windows and in setting up my environment I've noticed that all my associations for the various programming languages I edit in Notepad++ have gone (naturally). I am ...
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2answers
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How to choose default program to a file to be opened with same exe name?

I am not able to select default program for a file that uses same program exe name as it used previously, but now in different folder and thus different version. When ever i select the program, it ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to associate particular filename to an application

Say I'd like to open any Makefile with MS notepad. Is it to make such an association? Binding notepad to any file without suffix is not a nice solution.
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Portable file association for USB sticks?

I have a usb stick with PortableApps that I carry around between different places. But one thing that annoys me, is when I open a file (such as *.flv or *.html), either Windows says it is unsupported ...
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How do I get .XLT files to open in a new instance of excel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open Excel files in new window If I have a copy of excel open, and I double click a .xlt template file, it opens in the same excel instance that I have open (proven by ...
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1answer
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Accidentally caused all .exe programs to open in Notepad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you associate the .exe file extension with a program in Windows? I wanted to look at a shortcut or .exe file (not sure which, unfortunately) in Notepad, so I ...
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1answer
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How to associate a file with a program in Windows via CMD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Associate a File Type with a Specific Program How do I change file association via the cmd.exe prompt? I know this is similar to this question, but I'm only concerned ...
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1answer
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Installing programs in custom directory Win Server 2008 R2 - problems setting as default applcation

For legacy reasons at work, we are trying to install applications on Windows 2008 R2, not in program files (or program files (x86)) but in a Development Applcations folder. This is working fine in ...
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How do you associate the .exe file extension with a program in Windows?

A few years ago I saw somebody play a prank on somebody by associating the .exe file extension with Internet Explorer. This made Internet Explorer open up every time the person wanted to start a ...
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1answer
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Settings what-opens-what once and for all (Backing up File Associations)

Every time I switch machines (as in, get a new one, or reinstall an OS or something like that) my precious file associations get lost. And the next six months pass slowly until I again set them up ...
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2answers
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How to prevent “Open With” dialog window when opening file from command window?

I associated Python's interpreter with Python scripts using environment variable: C:\Users\Piotr>ftype Python.File Python.File="%PYTHON_HOME%\python.exe" "%1" %* Sometimes this environment ...
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1answer
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How to create registry key of type REG_NONE?

Information on files' associations are stored in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes Windows' registry branches (among others). Each entry there can have OpenWithProgIDs key which adds ...
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How can I specify what action (run/open/edit) I want to execute on given file in the command line window?

Is it possible to specify what action (run/open/edit) I want to execute on a given file in the command line window? If so how?
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Association of Python files in Windows not working

On my system (Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit) Python files are associated with Python interpreter: C:\Users\Piotr>assoc .py .py=Python.File C:\Users\Piotr>ftype Python.File ...
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838 views

Get Windows to treat files with the same extension differently

Multiple programs use the same file extension, but the formats are totally different and incompatible. For instance, I have .sch files on my computer that are in at least 5 different formats (TINA, ...
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1answer
500 views

Windows is unable to change file associations

If I install multiple versions of the same software (for example: 3ds Max) then I'm unable to change file associations from one version to another in Windows Vista and 7. It either doesn't display all ...