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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How can I find out which app changes file associations in OS X 10.8

I'm not sure how, but some app is changing the file associations on my machine automatically. It is becoming very frustrating. Is there a way I can track what application is doing this? What makes ...
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Setting Metro Remote Desktop App as Default .RDP handler

Running Windows 8 with the Microsoft Store version of Remote Desktop ("Modern UI"). Ye olde Remote Desktop app is installed as well (the one like we had in Windows 7 and earlier). That older version ...
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Removing File type association from Windows 8

I have created a metro style app similar to Windows Photo Viewer using C#. The app is also displayed in the OpenWith context menu of image files. But, due to some reasons the app is not working. So, I ...
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File associations for Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to set default program or application for some kind of files How can I change the default file associations of Windows 8? Such as changing the default PDF reader to ...
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Associating a new version of SSMS with .sql file extension

Originally, the .sql file extension was associated with notepad. I changed this by right-clicking on a .sql file and choosing "Open With" -> "Choose Default Program" to associate it with SSMS (SQL ...
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How to set the default program or application for handling a given file type or url protocol?

How can I change or set the default application for handling a given file type? What about for some specified actions, like "open web browser" and "preview image"?
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Is there a tool for managing file extensions and their respective program command lines?

I'm trying to associate .appx files with a utility I wrote which needs a command line similar to appinstaller --install-only --force path\to\appxfile.appx. It also must run as an administrator I ...
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Windows 7 .lnk file association

A malware created a .lnk file association with notepad. I can't figure out how can I remove the file association and I can't run any shortcut on my computer. Help is appreciated. Thanks!
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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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Windows 8 is losing options in the “Open with” menu after changing file associations

When I set a program to open a specific file type by default, it works (like Word 2013 for PDF files). However, when I change the default back to reader, I lose Word as an option that I can pick in ...
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PDF Icon changes to blank in Dropbox folder

Strange enough, the PDF reader icon corrupts in my Dropbox folder on my Windows 8 machine. I am using Windows 8 x64 Pro. If I change the "open with" to some other reader and then back to Adobe ...
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How to revert an accidental file association

When I right-clicked into an .exe file then chose Open with... and I select choose a program then I selected the wrong program. I checked the checkBox that has the label Always use the selected ...
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Everytime I click on a link from within Mac, parallels boots up my Windows VM and opens the link there

Everytime I click on a link from within Mac, parallels boots up my Windows VM and opens the link there. That's super annoying and I haven't found a configuration to change it. In the settings of my ...
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How to change all associations in kde

Gimp associated instead of Okular and gwienview to all mine graphical files and pdfs. There are so many options to change in file associations. Is there a way to do it quicker and better? In gnome I ...
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Open/execute batch file on double click

I have created a batch file(.bat file). I am not sure, due to some reasons its not running when i double click on it. I configured Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set ...
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Use a modifyer key to modify file association

When watching a movie on a laptop, it should cleverly disable its screen: If no external screen is plugged, don't disable. If a modifyer key is used to open the movie, don't disable. If an external ...
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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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How can I associate html/htm files with Chrome in Windows 7 64 bit?

I want Chrome to open all .html files. It is currently set as my default browser, however html files open in IE9. When I go to Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations I see that ...
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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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“Send to: Mail recipient” context menu not working

I have set the Mail app from Microsoft (WinRT) as the default application for mail in Default Programs. However, when I right-click on a file, and select Send to > Mail recipient I get a message box ...
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Stop shortcuts from opening with 7Zip [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reset shortcuts (.lnk file) in Windows 7? I accidentally did something strange and now all my Shortcuts (.lnk) are now set to open with 7Zip. Running it ...
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System malfunctioning in Windows-7

When I clicking on any folder in desktop of my laptop(Dell-Windows-7), it always points to the first folder(which is MyComputer) and opens it. Why? I scanned system fully, No virus detected. Due to ...
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How to fix program and file association?

My system is Gentoo amd64, with Gnome3. I found some of the files/actions are associated with the wrong program. e.g.: when I plug in my usb drive, the associated program is RawTherapee, a raw ...
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How to configure Linux to open files by extension?

The various Linux's desktops open files according to their mime type. This is a very nice feature but I also need to open them by extension (as with Windows). For instance, I want to open every ...
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What is the purpose of the .ZFSendToTarget extension?

I learned about this from watching a video about some "Tech Support" scam (watch the last 10 minutes if you want a good laugh) where one of the tactics used by the scammer is getting the victim to ...
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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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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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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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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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How to fix .exe file association in Windows? [duplicate]

I recently downloaded an ASP.NET project, which was a self-extracting zip file. I right-clicked the file and chose Open With → Microsoft Visual Studio. Now apparently it unzipped and set the default ...
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Program cannot be used by the Windows 7 “Open with…” dialog box

I've just done a fresh, clean install of Windows 7 on a new HD, and am experiencing the following issue: I like to map my txt files to be opened with my editor of choice, PSPad. As usual, I have a ...
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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 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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How do I get Notepad++ to associate a file type with a language? [duplicate]

I have associated .wxs files with Notepad++. So far so good. However, it doesn't remember that it should use XML syntax highlighting. How do I associate a file-type with a Language?
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Force multiple Applications in the “Open with…”

I would like to force Lion to show both Excel and TextEdit as applications in "Open with..." dialog. I currently have Excel set as the default for .dat files but occasionally I just need to glance at ...
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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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Can Textmate detect file type before saving?

Is there a way to make Textmate recognize the file type automatically before saving? I often create a new file for the purposes of quickly testing code and it would be nice if I didn't have to select ...
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How to configure MIME type associations for Safari 5.1?

I want to edit the MIME type settings for Safari so I could use MediaWiki's method to automatically edit text in an external editor, or more specifically, so I can change the associated application ...
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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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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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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 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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OSX: assign extension to content kind

Here I have a folder containing a bunch of *.mkv files (video, obviously) and *.srt files (subtitles, obviously). I want to keep them within one folder but I don’t want them to be mixed together. It ...
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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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How do I change my default browser to an unlisted program in Windows 7?

I use multiple browsers regularly, so I've written a script that will open pages in whatever browser is already running (or Firefox if there is none). I want to set this script as my default browser. ...
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Why can't I associate files with Excel after upgrading to 2010?

With Excel 2007 I was able to use Open With to associate TSV files with Excel, so that I could double-click on them and they would automatically open with each value in a different cell. But since ...
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Repairing file associations for a user profile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to repair a broken .EXE file association A system that I'm working on got the Windows 7 Anti-Spyware 2012 virus. Before it was giving to me it had been running a ...
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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 ...