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How to create a default association for files with no extension [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows? I am using http://www.pnotepad.org/ (i wouldnt mind switching to something else if it ...
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Windows file association for README, INSTALL, LICENSE and the like [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows? Many files originating in the UNIX world come without file extension. Popular examples ...
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How to associate extensionless files in Windows 7? [duplicate]

This used to be simple to do in XP (example guide), but I can't figure out how to do it in Win7. Currently extensionless files open by default in notepad (yes I have the show file extensions enabled)....
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Open files without extensions in PDF viewer per default [duplicate]

For some reason (backup system, different story) I have a bunch of PDF files without a file name extension. It is possible to configuere my PDF viewer as the default application for files without ...
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Setting a default program for extensionless files [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1. To open extensionless files, I have to double click/right click -> Open With on the file, then scroll down until I find whatever it is I think I need, usually notepad/notepad++,...
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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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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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Automatically open a file when gnuplot starts on Windows

I would like to assign gnuplot to .gnuplot files (gnuplot scripts) on Windows 8.1, in such a way that the gnuplot environment starts with the script file loaded. For this I would need to pass the ...
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What are "File" files in Windows 10?

I have this weird question. If I dont specify a file extension (when File Extensions are shown) for a file in windows 10, they like... delete their extensions and are now of type "File". What ...
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How can I preview Windows files without file extension?

One of my clients has saved many emails to Windows folders as text files without file extension, and now wishes to see previews of those files in Windows Explorer. I found a partial answer here to ...
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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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Can I set default program for unknown/not registered extensions in Windows 10?

My question is similar to this (very useful, check it out!): How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows? but I'm struggling with hidden Linux files. Linux hidden ...
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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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Windows make a default program for pattern of file extensions

How to make a default program for pattern of file extensions in Windows? Specifically, I SSH into a Linux cluster to run job scripts and there is information in a file of the form JobName.o#### ...