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 to associate *.java files with notepad++ editor?

I found that I am unable to do this in usual way (on Windows 7 prof x 64). When I open "Open with..." dialog I see no notepad++ in list. So I press "Browse" button and select it explicitly. But after ...
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How to repair a broken .EXE file association

After (hopefully) scrubbing viruses out of a Windows 7 installation (after deciding not to simply run over the laptop repeatedly with my car), I've got everything almost back to normal. The only ...
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How to associate a file with a program in Windows via CMD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Associate a File Type with a Specific Program How do I change file association via the cmd.exe prompt? I know this is similar to this question, but I'm only concerned ...
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What format does Google Chrome Developer Tools save data as?

I am using Google chrome's developer tools to inspect the timeline of some requests. There is the option of storing them as a .HAR file, but I could not find anything that opens it. In a browser, it ...
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Installing programs in custom directory Win Server 2008 R2 - problems setting as default applcation

For legacy reasons at work, we are trying to install applications on Windows 2008 R2, not in program files (or program files (x86)) but in a Development Applcations folder. This is working fine in ...
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Start firefox using Another Profile, for specific file type(s)?

I have two profiles. A and B I have made shortcuts to start each profile as follows: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p A "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p B Also, I ...
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Why are certain default application associations “locked”?

After associating my MP3 files with MPlayer using the Open with/Choose default program... dialogue I can no longer change that association using said dialogue, the Always use this [...] Checkbox is ...
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How do you associate the .exe file extension with a program in Windows?

A few years ago I saw somebody play a prank on somebody by associating the .exe file extension with Internet Explorer. This made Internet Explorer open up every time the person wanted to start a ...
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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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How can I remove all file associations for Office 2007 without uninstalling it?

How can I remove all file associations for Microsoft Office 2007 without uninstalling it? In addition, is it possible to install Office 2007 and not create any file associations?
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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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How to prevent “Open With” dialog window when opening file from command window?

I associated Python's interpreter with Python scripts using environment variable: C:\Users\Piotr>ftype Python.File Python.File="%PYTHON_HOME%\python.exe" "%1" %* Sometimes this environment ...
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Making a custom text editor the default one

In Windows, there's a "edit" menu option when you right-click on a unkown file-type. When you select it, the sucky Notepad thing will open that file. How can I change Notepad with another editor, ...
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How to create registry key of type REG_NONE?

Information on files' associations are stored in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes Windows' registry branches (among others). Each entry there can have OpenWithProgIDs key which adds ...
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How can I specify what action (run/open/edit) I want to execute on given file in the command line window?

Is it possible to specify what action (run/open/edit) I want to execute on a given file in the command line window? If so how?
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Association of Python files in Windows not working

On my system (Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit) Python files are associated with Python interpreter: C:\Users\Piotr>assoc .py .py=Python.File C:\Users\Piotr>ftype Python.File ...
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Get Windows to treat files with the same extension differently

Multiple programs use the same file extension, but the formats are totally different and incompatible. For instance, I have .sch files on my computer that are in at least 5 different formats (TINA, ...
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What is the default filetype association for .conf files?

I accidentally changed the filetype association on .conf files when I was viewing one. What is the default association for this type of file in Windows 7?
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Windows is unable to change file associations

If I install multiple versions of the same software (for example: 3ds Max) then I'm unable to change file associations from one version to another in Windows Vista and 7. It either doesn't display all ...
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How can I change the preference for what program opens a type of link in OS X?

I recently upgraded Thunderbird to version 5, and I installed the plugin that allows the calendar tab to read/update webcal calendars. Previous to the update, I had a Basecamp milestone calendar, a ...
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Is there any reason to change the .exe file association on Windows?

A lot of viruses/malware these days hijack the .exe file association on Windows. The default value for an exe file is "%1" %*, which is fine. It launches the exe file with any arguments passed to it. ...
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Change file open command in Windows 7?

When I install Paint .NET, it creates the Edit in the context menu file for .PNG and other file types. However, when I install ACD See, it suddenly change the program for Edit command. Windows Paint ...
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Matlab *.mat files associated with MS Office

When Matlab creates a binary file with extension .mat on my Windows 7 (64 bit) computer, Windows declares it in a directory as a „Microsoft Office Access Table Shortcut“. In spite of the fact that ...
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Cannot delete .jar file association in Windows 7

C:\Windows\system32>assoc .jar File association not found for extension .jar C:\Windows\system32>ftype jarfile File type 'jarfile' not found or no open command associated with it. When I ...
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How to force a file association in Windows 7? (Regedit?)

I recently upgraded my Adobe CS4 Des. Standard to CS5. For some reason Adobe didn't overwrite CS4 but instead installed CS5 as a whole new series of programs. Seeing as I didn't want both CS4 & ...
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How to associate a file extension with a Windows command (not path)?

In Windows 7, I want to associate .tex files with latex, which is in PATH. The association should work even if the binary is moved to another place in PATH. Can that be accomplished without ...
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How can I make terminal VIM my default editor application in Mac OS X?

I am aware of MacVim, and while it's very nice I am constantly in the terminal. Why have two programs running when I could stay in one? So the question is, how can I make VIM (run in iTerm2) the ...
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How can I prevent Outlook 2010 from becoming the default mail client

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, Outlook 2010 32-bit and Thunderbird. Thunderbird is my default mail client, but occasionally I have to run Outlook. Whenever I do that, the next time I ...
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Internet Explorer: How to continuously (on the fly) pick which program to use when opening files?

Issue: I want to be able to open one file extension with multiple different programs depending on my choosing. Specifically in Internet Explorer. On Firefox and Opera this is standard, they offer a ...
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How to change default app for all files of particular file type through terminal in OS X?

How can I change the default app for all files of a particular file type through the Terminal in OS X?
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How to make Firefox file associations consistent with Ubuntu file associations?

This seems to be a pretty commonly Google question, but one for which there are no answers. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/firefox-download-mime-types-378902 ...
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How to disassociate file types on Windows 7

My .bin files were normal, then I thought that I could use them in Windows Media Player. So now they open with Windows Media Player but I want to disassociate the .bin file type. Can someone help me?
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Open With TextWrangler for all files

How do I configure TextWrangler and Mac OS X, so that TextWrangler appears in "Open With…" submenu for all files, not just the text files (and other file types explicitly supported by TextWrangler)? ...
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Making vim the default editor in Ubuntu Linux

While trying to make vim default instead of gedit, I found this could be done two ways: Use defaults.list and make text/plain (and others) point to vim.desktop (what is the format for creating ...
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On OS X, how do you change a file's “Kind”?

On OS X I'd like to change the "Kind" label associated with files. Many of my files are showing up as "Plain Text File" when they are really javascript, php, css, and other file types. I don't have a ...
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Set file association with flags in Windows 7

I would like to change a file association in Windows 7. I want to set the file to open with Google Chrome, however I want to pass through the -incognito flag to the exe so it defaults to incognito ...
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Modifying recovery partition

In these days, laptops are being sold with a recovery partition by default (so you don't need any CD's and drivers) - just F9 at Bootup and restore. I have an Asus G73JH. The recovery partition ...
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Mac OSX change file association per file on the command line

I need to batch change the application associated with certain files via the command line. I'm not to change the file association for a certain file extension, I'm actually looking to target specific ...
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How do I associate all unknown file types with notepad++?

I work alot with billing and files the bank etc. send me files that have date extensions or some counter as an extension: eg file1.20110315 or file2.123 So the extension changes every time I receive ...
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Java .jar files to run on double-click

How can I configure .jar files run on double-click in Windows 7?
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Remove association with blank file extension?

The launcher for Mass Effect 2 mistakenly associates itself with files with no extension. The game's patch apparently fixes this, but it's too large for me to download on this connection. How do I fix ...
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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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Create new extension association and icon in SnowLeopard

I was searching for the best way to add a new file extension type (.xyz) and associate an icon to all files of that kind in SnowLeopard.
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how do i make Acrobat my default?

How can I make Acrobat my default to open attachments that come via email and in opening documents? This was previously the case on my computer, but no longer.
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Stop Google Chrome opening Office files using Google Documents

How can I configure Google Chrome to stop trying to open PowerPoint and other document files using Google Documents? I work behind a firewall, and Google Documents cannot access the files anyway. ...
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Change file type to always launch new program instance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Run multiple instance of any windows application I have a file type associated with a certain program. The problem is when I already have one of these files open, and I ...
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Getting .py scripts to open up in Python's IDLE

I'm new to Python. I use Python 2.7 and I am running Windows Vista (64-bit). How do I make it when I click on .py scripts... that it opens up in IDLE so I can edit it a snap? Ya know... without having ...
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How to remove file association and display the file extension in Windows 7

The default behavior when set file association for a file type, in explore the extension won't show in file name again. Is there any way to let the file extension show again? In Windows XP this can be ...
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How to disassociate a file type with an application in Mac OS

I have a Mac and I'm running Snow Leopard. I also run parallels. Now, because I opened a file with a windows application while in parallels, that file type is always associated with the windows ...
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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 ...