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2answers
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How change file association?

I need to change program that opens xml files on my Windows Vista. When I open "Open With" dialog and click "Browse" and locate my _.exe, nothing happens. The program is not added to the list. Vista ...
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1answer
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How do I associate an image file to Magic Disc

I am using Windows Vista and Magic Disc. Everytime I double click an ISO I want it to be mounted via Magic Disc. Is this possible? Defining a file association via the CP just spawns a new instance of ...
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How to customise the Recommended Programs list when choosing what to open a file with?

How can I change what applications are listed in the Recommended Programs list below? I checked the various options in Control Panel > Default Programs, but none appear to allow me to affect this ...
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How do I change the application associated with a file type but keep its icon

Hi I want to change the default application for some file extensions but doing so also changes the icons (and file type information). Is there any way to do this without also changing its icon? ...
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1answer
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How do I fix broken .exe file association in Windows Vista?

Somehow the file association for all .exe files has been deleted on my windows vista machine. For some reason the only thing I can open is Firefox. I think it was the result of a virus. So I have ...
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3answers
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Choose Default Program dialog does not show up after choosing Open with entry in context menu

For some time now when I click Open with from Windows Explorer's context menu I'm getting this error This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action. Create an ...
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2answers
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Delete Windows file association using .reg file

Question: Using a .reg file, how do I completely remove a file type association? I tried e.g. deleting HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\myextension_auto_file but that's apparently not enough. Background: On Windows ...
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5answers
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How do I add new applications to the “Set Default Programs” list in Windows Vista/7?

In the Set your default programs window, you have the ability to allow an application to open all the file types it knows how to handle by default. I have installed several programs, but almost none ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I get .bat files to run instead of being opened with Notepad?

My Vista machine is opening .bat files with Notepad. How do I get it to run the .bat files instead? What application do I assign .bat files to?
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1answer
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How can I reset the default .bat file handler in Windows Vista?

I make a mistake one day: I made notepad the default application for opening .bat files. I've tried using cmd.exe to open a .bat file, but all it does is open a new window; it doesn't execute the ...
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3answers
376 views

File Association Dilemma in Vista

I have both Office 2003 and Office 2007 installed on my laptop. I need Office 2007 occasionally for work-related issues but for all other purposes I use Office 2003. But now when I double-click on a ...
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5answers
2k views

Associate a File Type with a Specific Program

How do you associate a specific file type to an application on a Windows (Vista) PC?
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What program do you use to edit file associations in Vista and Windows 7?

We all know that Vista and Windows 7 doesn't let you specify custom extensions or customize them to your liking. What program do you use to edit file associations in Vista and Windows 7? EDIT: ...
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How do I stop QuickTime from repeatedly stealing file associations?

Every time I update Quicktime on both Vista and XP, I lose file associations I made for VLC (my preferred player). I only keep QT around for the odd browser video, and would prefer to keep it without ...