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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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No Ruby icon on '.rb' files after Ruby installation with RailsInstaller on Win XP. How to associate?

At first time I installed Ruby using RubyInstaller for Windows. And in the process of installation there was a checkbox whether I want to have .rb files to be Ruby files. If I agree all the .rb files ...
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1answer
374 views

How can I associate mspaint with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer in Windows XP?

Usually I preview images with the the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer under Windows XP. Recently I found there was something wrong with the edit button. After pressing the Edit button , the Windows ...
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Windows XP “open with” not allowing a custom option

Up until today I had text files set to open with Notepad++. Today I moved my Notepad++ installation, and after that I am no longer to use "open with" to get a text file open in Notepad++, even though ...
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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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4answers
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Why is incorrect associated icon showing for .MP3 files?

I changed the associated application for playing .MP3 files from VLC Player to GOM Player within Windows. Double-clicking a .MP3 file causes GOM Player to launch (as expected), but the icon still ...
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1answer
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How to get a list of all file extensions that are associated to a particular application?

How can I pick an application and then generate a list of all the files extensions that are currently associated with it? Windows Explorer's Folder Options utility lets me go the other way - that is ...
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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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Why does Windows default to MS Word to edit .html files?

When trying to edit .html files on Windows XP, they open up in MS Word. Is there any reason that this is the default rather than something that is more lightweight and only deals with plain text and ...
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Registering a program to show in the “Open With” list

After installing LibreOffice and then unistalling OpenOffice, all the files for the many office document types (odt, ods, doc, xls, rtf and a dozen more) are unassociated with any application. When I ...
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4answers
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How do I get ftype & assoc to match Windows Explorer?

I changed the association to use upon launching a .py file, via Windows Explorer: Tools -> Folders -> File types. Then browse to .py. Change the association to Wordpad. Now when I type the name of ...
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associate extension with app (Windows XP)

I want to open my ini-files automatically with Notepad++. So I right-click a .ini-file, choose "Open with..." and "choose program". Since Notepad++ is not listed I click "Browse" and select it there. ...
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Firefox is changing file extensions on downloads

Today I downloaded a .reg file, and Firefox made it a .reg.txt file. I downloaded a .zip file and Firefox made it a .zip.htm file. Both files worked fine when I fixed the extensions. What happened ...
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How to associate the PNG/JPG Edit context menu with Paint.NET? [duplicate]

Right now, when I right-click on a PNG or JPG, I get the Edit context menu which takes me to MSPaint. How can I associate the Paint.NET with the Edit menu? I've tried Tools/Folder Options/File ...
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2answers
273 views

Associating an editor to all text file extensions

This is the problem: every time I reinstall windows, I spend several weeks afterwards setting it up. Nowadays, most settings (files) can be copied, so it's a little faster than it used to be. But one ...
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Changed folder icon in WinXP and now clicking a folder opens in a new window

I got bored and decided to change my folder icon from the boring yellow default. Somewhere in my experiments, I discovered that anytime I open a folder it opens in a "search" window. This happened ...
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2answers
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Changing file association to a new version with the same .exe name

I installed a new version of a software (Toad for SQL Server 4.6 Beta), keeping the old version (4.5 Freeware) too. Now I want to associate .sql files with the new version. I show the path to the new ...
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Broke NetBeans file associations in Windows XP how do I get them back?

I broke my file association in XP... Does anyone have any clue how to fix it? When I right click and select Open With... the application I want to use (NetBeans) to open the file is not on the list... ...
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2answers
564 views

Prevent Windows XP running programs except for selected ones

Came accross a client with a badly virus infected computer. One virus prevented the running of all programs except for those that the virus choose to allow. Googling showed me how this might be done ...
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2answers
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Drives not getting associated

When I click on my computer I can see a list of drives etc. But when I click on them I get the "Open With" dialog box. I've tried the drive association fix mentioned here. It didn't work.
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1answer
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My .txt file association is missing its icon

On Windows XP, my .txt file association has no icon. It is quite annoying, and has been going on for several months now. I've tried to un-associate it using the folder-->options--file types, I've ...
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3answers
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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 ...