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Seperate File Type Icons

So I want my .xml files to have their own icon on my desktop (instead of the Atom icon that it has from its default opening program). So I download "File Types Manager" from "Nirsoft" and change it to ...
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How do I open an .sd image file

I do support for a dental office and they recently asked me for help accessing their old files. They have dozens of CDs full of these image files. No one seems to know what program created them - it'...
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How to convert an unknown file to MP3?

I'm having trouble converting an unknown file type into MP3 so I can play it on VLC. If I drag and drop it, it plays fine, but when I open it and attempt to choose VLC as its program, the "Always ...
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Quicken resource fork issue? Identical files behaving differently (one works, one doesn't)

My hard drive recently crashed, and my last Time Machine backup was in November. Fortunately, I was able to get all the data successfully recovered, however, I'm having a serious issue opening my ...
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Vim syntax highlighting for template formats?

A lot of the time I use jinja2 or erb templates for things other than HTML (for example, pretty much every configuration management / automation tool in existence uses templating to make working with ...
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Windows filename parameter handling on file type action

I have a tool that I added to the shell subkey of the any-file key under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT so that it appears in the right click menu of any file (also have this in directory menu). [...
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How to open a .webarchive file in Windows?

How to open a .webarchive file in Windows? It seems to be created on Mac. Everything I read says to open it in Safari. Safari doesn't install on my Windows 10 and it's discontinued by Apple. Software ...
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How do I modify an executable file to get it past email attachment filters?

I'm trying to email myself a utility (HJSplit) because I can't download it directly on my work computer. Of course, my company's filters are there to stop me from doing exactly this. But darn it I'm ...
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How to change the default file type Windows saves ripped audio as?

When ripping audio files from a CD onto your computer, Windows 7 automatically saves them as .wma (Windows Media Audio) files. But some applications can't play WMA files, so I was wondering if it is ...
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deluge “open folder” uses wrong application

while xdg-mime query default inode/directory returns enlightenment_filemanager.desktop I'd want deluge open folder to use enlightenment file manager. is there a way to "reverse" the xdg-mine query ...
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Mac OSX | Choose custom “Open with >” programs

I open a lot of text files in different programs and it's REALLY annoying selecting "Other" and then selecting "All applications" from "Recommended applications" every single time it's not the default ...
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How to open .exj file extension

I need to open .exj file extension. I googled and found it's associated with Java. But how do I open it to view and edit the contents of the file? One thing I am aware, it has question and answers in ...
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MS Office file types icon dll location

Help! Some months ago i messed around and used Types to change some file type icons without making a system restore. I changed the Excel, Powerpoint, Onenote, Word, Access and Publisher file type ...
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Restore .psd thumbnails in Windows 10 by removing default file association in registry

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10, I noticed that .psd Photoshop files started having thumbnails again, something I've not seen since CS2. Once I tried to open a .psd, it asked me which app I'd ...
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Run custom command instead of browser when clicking http(s) links

I am running a Fedora desktop with virtualised Windows 7 for certain programs that are needed for my daily work. One annoyance is that links in programs try to open with the default browser inside the ...
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OS X Finder: “Plain Text Document” has changed to “text”, “Rich Text Document” to “rich text (RTF)”, etc

Sometime recently some file type names have changed — not the file associations or default application, but the name of the file type itself. "Plain Text Document" has changed to "text", "Rich Text ...
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What is the correct MIME type for a tar.gz file?

What is the correct MIME type for a tar.gz file? I've searched around and found several values being used, including: application/x-gzip application/x-gtar application/x-tgz But I could find no ...
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Does changing the default program for opening a specific file affects the computer behavior?

I have some .java files that I want to view/edit in Notepad++, but I am not sure how this will affect other programs. Would the compiler still be able to compile them, or would I find some issues? I ...
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How to change Windows 7 zip icon

I have a strange problem with 7zip and default icons in windows-explorer for file-type *.zip. I know that setting and replacing icons for 7zip has already been thoroughly discussed on the net. I have ...
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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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What is the default file association for a file with no extension?

I have a machine that somehow became infected with WEbbiNG Adware. I managed to remove it fine, but it seems it associated itself as the default program to run files without an extension. I have ...
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Can't create shortcuts for .com files

I wanted to create a shorcut for c:\windows\system32\more.com file in Desktop using ctrl+shift and drag and drop, and it silently ignored by not creating anything, then I decided to drag and drop it ...
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How can I automatically open files in an editor in Windows

I work with a lot of different data in text files and the extensions are used for categorizing what data is contained so windows is always complaining that it doesn't know what to do with these files ...
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Can't fix file association after removing unwanted junkware

I am having issues with my Type of file parameter, and default opening. As you can see in the "open with" window, the option to select default is greyed out. On the left it says that the type of file ...
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How can I know whether a binary file is an executable or a library?

I have a binary file, but how can I know the file type- lib or exe? By opening it with notepad++, it shows: ELF and a lot of random symbols.
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Open H and C files as text files in browser?

I'm using Firefox. When I come across a source file I want to examine, Firefox performs a download of the file. Then I have to wait 5 or 10 seconds for Xcode to spin up. For example, genks.c. I'd ...
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How to go about accessing old filetypes?

I was recently given a floppy drive with a bunch of files on it from the early 1990s and was instructed to get access all the data. Unfortunately, these filetypes cannot be accessed by modern ...
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Excel 2013 wont let me save XLSX files

So, just recently when I tried to save an excel (.xlsx) file in Excel 2013, I got the following error message: I have not changed my file block settings in the trust center however. Here is a ...
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How to open a Microsoft Works file

Is there a way to open a Microsoft Works file without downloading a file-opening program? Can anything in MS Office do it?
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Windows search can't find .lvm-files? (files created by Native Instruments' LabView)

I have gotten several files for several kinds of measurements. They were generated by some ADC (specific type does not matter) and the necessary software Labview, which are both made by Native ...
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Sublime Text 3 - Detect syntax based on file header

How would I get Sublime Text 3 to recognize file type (i.e. set syntax and build system) based on a files header? For example: If the first line of a file was <!DOCTYPE html>, it would be ...
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gnome3 add new file types for nautilus (instead of text file)

on my Fedora 20 system many file types are grouped under the type "text", for example *.ini, *.txt and so on. So if I sort the contents of a folder by type, it groups them all together, which is not ...
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Way of identifying plaintext file types in bash?

Is there any alternative to the file command that can be used to identify plaintext file types that don't have a magic number? E.g. something I can give a file to that contains JSON and I'll get back ...
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How to open .RAW file with bizarre custom header

I have a bizarre .raw file in the following format, that I need to open for a class project. It has the following structure using the example of a 487x414 photo: The number of rows is two un-signed ...
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.xls file type unknown [closed]

[filename].xls_01 represents a portion of a file that is larger than 25MB. Since the file type was unknown, it was broken into smaller segments in order to make it more manageable. Anyone come ...
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VIM - in colorscheme file, how to have different colours depending on what the syntax is?

I use VIM and I want I use my own customized slate colorscheme (slate-mine.vim). In slate-mine.vim, is there a way for me to do something like if syntax == django html then apply the following ...
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VIM - how to open .html files with django html syntax rather than just html syntax?

I use Django a lot and I just want to open all .html files with the htmldjango syntax rather than html syntax. Is there a way for me to tell vim to open all html files with a htmldjango syntax? ...
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Editing the htmldjango.vim file

I like htmldjango.vim syntax highlighting except for a few things. 1) It highlights all variables (whatever starts with {{ or {% and ends with }} or %}) white and gives it a red font. I want all ...
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creating a basic html vim syntax file

I use vim and type a lot of Django html code and I don't like the htmldjango.vim or html.vim highlighting syntax. I decided I should just create my own basic syntax highlighting for Django html. All I ...
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Is there any program that genuinely recreates the functionality of file types in Windows 7? [closed]

I downloaded about 5 programs and none of them are like the file options in windows 7. In particular you can't give arguments to commands that you're going to open the program with. I tried writing ...
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How to set file association in Windows Explorer?

I have installed the Canopy Python package, and when I double-click a python file it opens the Canopy editor. I want clicking the file to run it, not edit it. I have changed the file properties to ...
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Is there a way I could transfer all files of a given extension with SSH?

do you know how I could transfer all files with a particular extension (ex. txt files) from a server and keep the folder sctructure using SSH Secure File Transfer? I'm using Win 7 Pro 64-bit, and I ...
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How do you open a .msu file?

How does one open an ".msu" file? I'm trying to install PowerShell 2.0 on Windows XP SP3. I read that you can use something called wusa.exe or a packet manager program?
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Configure software to show specific filetype in file->open dialog

I use TexnicCenter as an editor for .tex files and .lua files as well. In the file->open dialog box, only certain filetypes are shown by default (e.g. .tex, .sty, .bib etc.). In order to open a ....
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Convert word to djvu file format? [duplicate]

I want to convert word documents to djvu format, but I can't find any software that can do that. Can someone recommend to me a online converter od some software that can do that? I really need this ...
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Shell Context Menu Commands for Kindle Files Only Showing for Certain Extensions

A while ago, I added a number of context menu commands to import Kindle books into Calibre and convert them to EPUB (under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Amazon.Kindle.content). All associated extensions are set ...
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How to remove file type associations in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have set up a custom file association for .cfg to open in WordPad, but I can't seem to figure out how to remove it. How do I remove file associations in Windows 7?
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How to find the extension of a file once it has been removed or changed? [duplicate]

Say you are given a file whose extension has been removed or changed (file.tar.gz --> file.blah). This file is decompressed and its contents are used by an application. But you don't have access to ...
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How to change the icon of html files?

Windows (at least XP and Vista, I haven't tried 7) refuses to honor my setting of the icon to show for html files. It insist in showing the paper sheet with the IE logo on it. On XP I changed the ...
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what purpose does HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\fileexts serve?

Back in the day, one merely need look at HKCR\.ext which would point to HKCR\type-handler. HKCR is now a dynamic link to both HKCU\software\classes and HKLM\software\classes, in a cascade pattern (...