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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Default Program and Icon for Specific File Name In Windows

Is it possible to set the default program and icon for files of a specific name? Particularly, I'm interested in setting the default program and icon for file names that typically come with open ...
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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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Run .sh file on double click on Windows with Cygwin

I created a .sh script file on my Windows machine. I'd like to run it on double click. If I open up the Cygwin Terminal and start it manually with the “sh” command it runs without problems. When I ...
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How to force Firefox to download mp3 file?

Somehow my Firefox reverted to old behaviour, and now it plays all mp3 files from URL in my browser. I want it to ask for download location. I have tried several things such as: Firefox settings -> ...
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Change Windows 7 explorer “Edit” context menu action for jpg and other image file types

When I right click on a jpg file in Windows Explorer (Windows 7), I see that there is an "Edit" menu item. If I click this item, it opens the image in MSPaint. Blah. I have Paint.NET installed, and ...
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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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How do I add file types to Windows 8 “File Associations” for Metro apps

I needed to create a new file type ".pd". I want to have the Microsoft Reader Metro app open this file type. Using How do I add file types to Windows 8 "File Associations"? does not allow ...
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Choose Default Program dialog does not show up after choosing Open with entry in context menu [duplicate]

For some time now when I click Open with from Windows Explorer's context menu I'm getting this error This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action. Create an ...
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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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How do I restore .bat files as executables?

Somehow my boss convinced his workstation that the handler for .bat files was supposed to be Word. Now, when double-clicking .bat files, they're opened up in Word. What do I set the 'Opens with...' ...
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File Associations Broken

Back Story: I downloaded OuterWilds and the download failed to complete, being incompetent but also tech savvy, i got the "OuterWilds_Alpha_1_2_PC.zip.part" file, renamed it to ...
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Windows File “open with” cannot use two applications with the same executable name

One can choose what application to use for opening a file with Right click on the file Open with Choose default program... Browse In this way, one navigates to the directory (say, C:\dir_new) ...
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Smartgit and Windows 8.1 - Context menu integration not working

The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. ... The usual error message. I have installed shmnview (by Nirsoft), and checked the context menu entry. "C:\Program ...
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Windows 7 treats executables as Internet explorer files [duplicate]

I recently updated Java, which broke a symbolic, which I modified to use the new java executable path (incorrectly it now seems). When I double-clicked the shortcut, I was prompted "What program ...
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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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Setting InfoPath Designer as the default program to open xml files

I need Infopath Designer 2010 to be the primary program to open xml/xms files instead of Infopath Filler. Can't do it through windows Default Programs or Associate File Type.
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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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Guide me how to change file association with single click in Windows 8.1

I have used this site for years for finding answers. This is my first question today..lol I have a Dell 2-in-1 laptop with touchscreen with windows 8.1 (64 bit) installed. So i use it in two ways. ...
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How do I set advanced file associations in Windows 7?

It used to be in Windows XP that I could make Warcraft III files load automatically into the game by double clicking on them. This association was made by going to file associations ADVANCED area and ...
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Multiple color schemes in a notepad++ text document containing multiple languages

I understand how to associate a color scheme to a certain file type, but i often run into the case where I have a shell script that is a wrapper for an SQL script. My question is can you select ...
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How do I make all file types open in the internal editor in eclipse?

When using the open file dialog on Eclipse, many file types open in the internal editor as expected (.java, .txt). However, others open in an external editor. For example on my system attempting to ...
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Multiple entries for Google Chrome in Open With

On my computer (Windows 8.1), both the Desktop "Open with" submenu and the corresponding WinRT dialog contain multiple entries for Google Chrome, when invoked for an HTML file. So far as I'm aware, ...
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How to change “DWG Association” setting on AutoCAD?

In my office, we use a custom right-click menu in .dwg files to allow the users to choose which version of AutoCAD they want to open the file. It howover requires that AutoCAD don't mess with the ...
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How do you make a file not have a default program that opens it? [duplicate]

I have .java files that right now open with a default program that is notepad++, but I don't want a default program to open all my Java files, I want to choose every time. How would I go about making ...
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Windows: Cannot associate executable with file extension

I know this is a very basic question, but I couldn't find the answer. When I right click on a file with extension .abc and click on Properties and then Change..., then even when I click on Browse... ...
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Windows 8.1: Restore .bat file association to default

A few weeks ago I accidentally changed .bat files to open with Notepad++ (a fairly common issue I believe). On Win XP and Win 7 I had a .reg file that updated the relevant registry keys and sorted out ...
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Change exe file association for single user

it is relatively easy to set the file association for exe files in windows (a nice way to lock yourself out, btw). This is typically done in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, which is valid for all users. But is ...
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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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Double-clicking a universal data link (.udl) file doesn’t open Data Link Properties dialog box

Ok folks, I'm pulling my hairs out on this one so hoped the wisdom of the crowd can help me out here and keep me sane... I have a new workstation with 64-bit Windows 7 on it and I can't use ...
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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 won't accept new default program

I am trying to set MarkdownPad2 as my default program for opening .md files on my Windows 7 PC. I installed MarkdownPad2 via Chocolatey. If I open MarkdownPad2 and then use the File -> Open menu I can ...
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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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Associating Windows file extension with specific bat file and support argument passing

On my Windows 7 system, I have associated the .blend extension with a specific bat file I wrote, which is shown below: blender.bat: set PYTHONPATH="" "C:\Program Files\Blender ...
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file type association error

i keep my doskey macros in a separate file with .macro file extension, and can load them using doskey /macrofile=macros.macro for the specific console session i want to use windows os feature of file ...
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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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System wide file associations in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm having trying to get a system wide file association set on Windows 7 (more specifically trying to get .jnlp associated properly with javaws.exe). It's associated properly under the admin ...
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XFCE: set up global file associations

I have many users using a Debian system through thin clients and I'm looking for a way to setup file associations globally for all the XFCE4 desktop environments. Is there a way to setup the ...
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What do these cryptic strings really mean in registry associations?

Looking at my HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Document.12\shell\Open\command\command value (Word 2010 'Open' shell association) I see this sort of nonsense: ...
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Delete file association in Windows 8.1

How do you delete a file association in Windows 8.1? All the guides I've found seem to only work in Windows 7 or below, and Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Set Associations doesn't have ...
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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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LibreOffice: How to open embedded document

I'm using both LibreOffice and MS Office 2010 on Windows 7 with .pptx extension associated with LibreOffice and .xlsx extension associated with MS Excel(I installed MS Office first, and then installed ...
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Force a file to be opened using an application in the same drive (USB)

I've been searching for how to make some files on my USB drive open in an application in the same drive, but to no avail. Is there any way to do this with or without adding some external files? The ...
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Associate extension to a Modern Windows 8 app

I'm trying to associate some file types (like flv) to new VLC for modern Windows app. They registered their app just for mkv,mp3 and mp4 extensions, while their app really can read flv files (It's ...
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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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Chrome: how to open with system viewer by default?

Google Chrome used to open PDFs downloaded to the hard drive using the system's default PDF viewer by default. Recent versions of Chrome use Chrome's (inferior) built-in PDF viewer by default even ...
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Changed folder icon in WinXP and now clicking a folder opens in a new window

I got bored and decided to change my folder icon from the boring yellow default. Somewhere in my experiments, I discovered that anytime I open a folder it opens in a "search" window. This happened ...
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Hosts file “type”

I am using Windows Vista. The "type" column next to my hosts file in windows explorer says "sAveRabox." This appears to be the name of adware that I recently removed. How can I restore the "type" ...
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Show cursor previews in Windows Explorer after associating with a program

When I associate cursor files with an editor Windows 7 shows the program's icon instead of the preview of the cursor itself so how do I associate the cursor with the editor without losing the Windows ...
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Documents are marked as Executable

I decided to add a GUI to my Debian installation, and was kinda impressed. One issue I'm having though after adding KDE and XFCE is that double-clicking on .RTF files brings up the dialog, asking if I ...
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How to get rid of Opera association with torrent files?

When I click torrent file in Google Chrome browser, I am forced to make two confirmations not to use Opera to open this file. Firs one: Second one: I select it all the time, but it asks again ...