One can choose what application to use for opening a file with
- Right click on the file
- Open with
- Choose default program...
In this way, one navigates to the directory (say,
C:\dir_new) containing the intended app (say,
If it happens that the filename of the selected executable file (will call it Selected, in this case
C:\dir_new\myapp.exe) is the same as that of another application (will call it First, e.g.,
C:\dir_old\myapp.exe) already present in the displayed "Open with" window, then instead of adding Selected (
C:\dir_new\myapp.exe) to the list, it selects the already present First (
Is it possible at all (by any means) to have two applications with the same file name (
myapp.exe) available for "Open with" at the same time?
PS: I am using Windows 7, but I doubt this does not happen in other versions.
EDIT: I have just found this http://superuser.com/questions/388002/how-to-choose-default-program-to-a-file-to-be-opened-with-same-exe-name . It is similar, but its aim is getting rid of a problem, instead being able to have the two apps available simultaneously. At any rate, the accepted answer (https://superuser.com/a/388028/245595) might perhaps be used for the present purposes. It requires admin privileges, though.