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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Associate JPG with Irfanview 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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How to associate extensionless files in Windows 7? [duplicate]

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...