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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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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changing the nature of .dat file

Some time ago I changed the way my computer reads .dat files by forcing it to always open with KM player. Now, if I save a .dat file in my laptop, its properties says that its a KMP-MPEG file. I want ...
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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 ...
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HTML document no icon?

All my HTML documents on my PC do not show an icon as shown on the image below: Firefox is set as my default browser. How can I configure an icon for them?
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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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Disassociate file with cmd.exe

I recently chose cmd.exe as a default program for .jar files with instant regret. How do I associate this back again with javaw.exe in the JRE? The default program check box is disabled, so selecting ...
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All of my executables are trying to open via 7zip. How can I put them back to normal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you associate the .exe file extension with a program in Windows? I recently booted my computer and all of the executable files have turned into 7zip icons. A ...
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How to add a command line switch to a Windows 7 file assocation?

I want to add some command line switches when calling a program via File association in Windows 7. This used to be possible in Windows XP, but I can't see how to do it in Windows 7.
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Windows 7 File Associations not working

Clean Windows 7 Install. Start - Default Programs - File Associations available. Install Office 97 Access only. Start - Default Programs - File Associations causes Windows Explorer to Crash. ...
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Where does Mac OS X store the file associations (per file)

When I open a file info, and change the application responsible for that file, where is this override stored on the system?
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Multiple versions of Excel

I'm running Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010 together. I would like to open all .xls files per default with Excel 2003 instead of Excel 2010. How do I do this on Windows 7?
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Making http protocol handler start different browsers based on URL mask

At work we are using Sharepoint which doesn't like non IE browsers that much. Currently I'm using Chrome or Firefox for most of my surfing needs, but I'd like to launch Internet Explorer for a few ...
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Set default Ubuntu video player as VLC?

Is there a way to globally set the default video player in Ubuntu 10.04 (and soon 10.10) to VLC? (unless you really think there is another, higher performance player, in which case do let me know)
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How do I associate an image file to Magic Disc

I am using Windows Vista and Magic Disc. Everytime I double click an ISO I want it to be mounted via Magic Disc. Is this possible? Defining a file association via the CP just spawns a new instance of ...
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how to make OpenOffice open all MS Office files?

I installed MS Word viewer than some compatibility update and it re-assigned MS Office files not to open by OpenOffice. Is there any way I can make OO to open all MS Office file if I double click MS ...
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Open attachments in Firefox using the default application without showing me the open or save file dialog

I just want Firefox to open attachments using the default application without a prompt. I've checked the "Do this automatically from now on" many times yet certain files types like PDF, RAR (which ...
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irfanview file assoc messed up

Suddenly when i right click on images the first option is edit and double left click causes images to open in MS paint. After using this solution i see irfanview still messed up. When i left click it ...
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Why does Windows 7 open image with Paint?

Suddenly instead of infanview Windows 7 is using paint to open images. When I right click I see 'Edit' But no 'Open'. Under Open With infanview is the first option. I tried running infanview as an ...
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How to customise the Recommended Programs list when choosing what to open a file with?

How can I change what applications are listed in the Recommended Programs list below? I checked the various options in Control Panel > Default Programs, but none appear to allow me to affect this ...
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FileType_en_US_default instead of PNG

I just noticed that Windows Explorer (in Windows 7) shows the PNG filetype as “FileType_en_US_default” instead of the normal “PNG file” or whatever it shows in my german localization with Adobe ...
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Why is Ubuntu trying to open my Mono app with Wine instead of Mono?

So, I have compiled a C# program on Linux using MonoDevelop. When I try to execute the resulting binary, my system tries and fails to run it as a windows executable, with wine. Wine gives me the ...
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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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html links open first in notepad++

I'm wondering where I could change the settings of opening html directly to a browser. I have an HTML file but when I double clicked on it, it will open first the notepad++. I think I must have ...
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Cannot set a file association to a program that I manually moved to Program Files

I downloaded Notepad2 and placed it in C:\Program Files\Notepad2 I wanted to associate all .txt files to Notepad2. I did an Open With and Choose Default Program. I browsed to and selected ...