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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
508 views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
101 views

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 ...
-2
votes
2answers
283 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
406 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
310 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
603 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
342 views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
390 views

Associate JPG in Windows 8

For a friend I needed / tried to change the default file association with "jpg": I tried the standard "search on associate" / "associate with program" choose jpg then select d:\program\irfanview.exe ...
2
votes
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 ...
3
votes
0answers
644 views

How to associate visual studio 2012 with SQL files in Windows 8?

I'm using Windows 8 and I'm trying to make Visual Studio 2012 the default program with which to open my .sql files. I have right-clicked on a .sql file and chosen: Open with... > Choose default ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

How to mass de-register file association in OS X

Ever since I installed Parallels Desktop on my Mac, it associated a ton of applications as links to Parallels Desktop. I use Alfred heavily, and often accidentally I'll choose an app that's ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Why do all Windows 8 Metro browsers require they have Default Browser status? [duplicate]

In order to use IE 10, FF Nightly, or Chrome in Metro mode (As a Windows 8 fullscreen, pinnable app), I have to set it as the default, immediately forcing all other browsers to only run on the ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
15k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Windows Explorer 'Can't open this item"

Even since installing DWIM Perl on a Windows 7 x64 machine, whenever I install certain programs, attempting to open most MS programs included with Windows gives me: Can't open this item It might have ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

Having issues with file associations in Win 7

I am trying to link a file type to an app and it's not working. The file type does not show up in the list of known file types and when I go to "Open With" it does not save the app. This issue is not ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Stop Office file type associations

Microsoft Office wants to use Microsoft Word as the default HTML editor. I do not want this. I changed the value at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Edit\command However the next time I start ...
2
votes
1answer
355 views

osx - stop xcode from opening ruby files

I have set my favorite text editor as the default application to open ruby files (.rb extension) multiple times by following Open With -> then Other... then I click the checkbox Always Open With. ...
4
votes
2answers
903 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
187 views

File associations irrecoverably break when the associated program is moved

I want to open .pde files with processing. I can select to open with processing: The thing is, I unzipped processing in a disorganised folder. I want to organise my folder, so I need to move ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there a way to not have a default application for a file type in Windows 7

The situation: My wife is a hobby photographer and likes to view/edit her pictures on the Computer (Windows 7 professional) she uses 4-5 different programs to handle the pictures. I told her the ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
931 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Opening a file in VLC from search bar in Windows 7 changed how all files are opened

I opened a media file using 'Open with VLC media Player' after searching for the file from the start menu. Now all the media files are opening in VLC. I tried changing this using 'Choose a default ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

file association batch file windows 8 [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a batch file that will associate .myroom file extension to myroom.exe program in windows 8 so whenever user clicks on a .myroom file, it will open it using myroom.exe software. ...
0
votes
1answer
268 views

MSU File association

In WindOS 7 x64, MSU file type is associated with WUSA.exe under System32 folder. I made a big mistake by changing it to Explorer.exe under Windows folder. Now, I cannot revert back the file ...
4
votes
1answer
644 views

How to associate extensionless files in Windows 7?

This used to be simple to do in XP (example guide), but I can't figure out how to do it in Win7. Currently extensionless files open by default in notepad (yes I have the show file extensions ...
1
vote
2answers
733 views

Logon script not running due to possible vbs association change

A while ago I had a problem with my computer whereby it would not start properly. It was eventually determined that the problem was caused by the .vbs file extension association being changed to a ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Declare a new file UTI type from commandline in OSX

My system understands a file UTI, public.objective-c-plus-plus-source, which conforms to public.source-code I'd like to use a different extension for certain files that conform to this UTI. I'd like ...
0
votes
3answers
746 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
285 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
602 views

WinRAR Context menu and file type detection of Windows

So far I know Windows display context menu based on the file extension rather than the file type. I just tested with empty text file with mp3 extension with winamp and the result is below: The same ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How to associate file extension with a ClickOnce application? [duplicate]

I'd like to associate .md extension with MarkdownPad which happens to be a ClickOnce application. Its install location is something like this: ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

How to set a file type to open and edit in a different program

In previous versions of Windows, I was able to set file types to open and edit in different programs (for example, HTML files would open in Firefox, but edit in TotalEdit). I can't find a way to do ...
1
vote
0answers
555 views

Unable to change file association on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to change a file association for an entire extension for an application called Eagle CAD. Currently, the .brd and .sch files are associated with apps called pcbnew and eeschema ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
113 views

OS X thinks that my folder (with .suffix at the end) is related to some App

I've named a folder with .suffix which already bound to one of Mac applications. And that is the problem when I'm trying to open this folder through the Finder. I've delete the App related to ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Remove file association from batch file type on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restore .bat files as executables? Recently I noticed that batch files (*.bat) now open using Notepad++ (NP++), rather than the file being executed. I don't ...
1
vote
0answers
152 views

Changing mkv to video kind on mac

I am trying to put mkv files under Video Category when arranging by kind on a mac. Here's what I added to info.plist of the Core Services <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I add Sublime Text the Windows 8 “Default Programs” list?

I've tried using the following registry file to add Sublime Text 2 to the Default Programs list in Windows 8 Enterprise x64. It doesn't show up. All the paths are correct. This method has worked for ...
0
votes
2answers
368 views

file association in Windows 8

Associating a file to a program should be easy in Windows. However, i find it rather difficult when I'm working on Windows 8. associating a file to a desktop application that I install on my computer ...
5
votes
2answers
877 views

All files trying to start in Notepad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Window7 troubleshooting .exe is not opening This question has been asked, but the solutions given were worthless to me because ALL files are trying to open in Notepad. I ...
1
vote
2answers
211 views

How can I get my NSIS context menu options back after associating a program with .NSI files?

I associated .nsi files with a text editor recently, and as a result lost all of the special NSIS context menu options for, eg., "Compile NSIS Script". How can I get them back?
3
votes
2answers
8k views

7-zip cannot open file on double click

I have installed 7-Zip on my machine and associated it with serveral archive file types. When double clicking an archive (so far I have tried .zip, .7z and .bz2 files), a message box pops up telling ...
1
vote
2answers
758 views

Make Google Talk open links in Chrome

I use Google Talk to check my gmail. For reasons unknown to me Google Talk insists on opening Firefox when I receive an email and click on the popup. Is there a way to make it open links in Chrome ...