Questions tagged [file-association]

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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Associate with arguments

I am trying to associate PHP files with the PHP program. I did something like this: assoc .php=PhpScript ftype PhpScript=C:\php\php.exe "%1" %* but if I run a script like this: sunday.php monday ...
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How can I add Jupyter notebook to Windows 10 default apps?

How can I add Jupyter Notebook to Windows 10 default apps? When I try to change default app for the file type .ipynb I can not see the Jupyter notebook in default apps list and there is no option to ...
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How to set Windows 10 App as default

I want to use draw.io to open .drawio files. But, Draw.io is not listed in the "Choose an App" list. Also, when i try to access draw.io.exe, it fails saying " no permission". Q1. How to get draw.io in ...
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File assocations inconsistent behaviour with Windows 10

After updating Python, my file associations somehow got messed up and I have been trying to get them to behave. Here's my test program PyArgs.py: import sys, os print ("Arguments count : " + str (...
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Some text file icons are displaying improperly in jumplists, how to regain parity relative to the way they display elsewhere?

I'm trying to resolve my text based icons not showing up properly in jump lists. (most of them) I have just about ALL text based files set to open with or be edited with notepad++ Here are 3 ...
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windows 10 TWINUI setting as default app permanent fix

WINDOWS 10 machines TWINUI setting itself as a the default app for unrelated programs is a known problem with windows and has become a persistent problem in our environment. Is there any known ...
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How to run an AHK script on Windows startup when the script is associated with a text editor

I have an AutoHotkey script and it should be started each time on Windows startup. For this purpose, it is located in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. The problem is that my ...
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Win10 default tool for PDFs

I want to change the tool which is used in Win10 to open PDFs. It's no problem to select my prefered one in the file explorer and use it as default. But I noticed that Outlook doesn't care about this. ...
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How to open an html file in a given firefox profile?

I have installed multiple browsers. Firefox has multiple profiles. When I have an HTML file, if I select it and hit enter, the file is always opened in the default profile. Right Click and "open with" ...
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Microsoft Edge as markdown default program

On Windows 10, I like to use Edge and the chrome extension Markdown Viewer to view Markdown (.md) files. Currently I just drag the files into Edge. Now I want to set Edge as my default for opening ...
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Windows doesn't respect default program for .txt files when opening external file from command line

I'm currently working with a program called kubernetes. I open a file locally with the command "kubectl edit deployment/deployment-name" on my command line. This gives me a .txt file that I can then ...
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Set default text editor in KDE

I want to change the default text editor in KDE (FWIW: from Kate to code-oss). I know I can go to Settings->File Associations and change it tenths of times :( Is there an easier way to do it?
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Windows 10 command shell not running associated apps

Recently the behaviour of my CMD shell (windows 10) changed, and I have no idea why. Previously , when typing the name of a script xxx.py or blabla.txt would either run the script using python or ...
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Opening local Google Drive files in their respective apps?

Presently, when opening a synced Google Drive file (gdoc, gsheet, etc.) from the Windows filesystem, the document is opened in a new Chrome tab. I have several of my Google Apps configured to open ...
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Windows default text editor for files without associated app

Is it possible to have a default text editor for file types that have no app associated, and especially for files without extension for which we cannot associated an app at all. For example, double ...
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How to disassociate MAPI under Set Program Associations

I'm trying to disassociate the MAPI option for "Send Mail" but under Set Program Associations, it is not allowing me to un-tick the option. Screenshot of Program Associations I've tried to un-tick ...
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How to change Windows file associations for files accessed via MTP (such as Android device files)

When double-clicking to open files in Windows Explorer on a device connected via MTP, how does one change the target application? The OS is Windows 7, and the MTP device is running Android. I've ...
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“Kind” of .R file incorrectly displayed as “Rez Source” instead of “R Source File”

I am a R user new to MacOS. I found that the "Kind" of .R files are shown as "Rez Source" instead of "R Source File", even after I set the default app for the file as Rstudio.app (See the screenshot ...
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Reset file associations to application defaults in newer builds of Windows 10

In earlier versions of Windows 10 it was possible to recreate the default associations an application would normally have. For example, with the press of a button, I was able to make MS Word ...
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Is there a way to revert my .java file file association

I am trying to return my .java file back to the way it was before. I ended up opening my java file by opening with notepad and now all my java files are opening from notepad, which I don't want. ...
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Default App Association set by user resets after next logon

I am running into a situation whereby the default application for opening pdfs was changed to PDF-Xchange instead of Adobe and Mail to Outlook 2010, 2016 instead of the built-in default Microsoft Mail ...
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Restore edge/epub association AND behavior AND icon

I could not have epub files open by edge back. I tried to associate the program %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe but edge just would not lauch (nothing ...
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KDE: Show “open in hex-editor” on contextual menu for any file

On kubuntu I would like to show "open in okteta" (my hex-editor) on right-click menu for any file, how to do it?
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Even though LibreOffice Writer is the default program for opening .doc MS Word still opens

Writer opens the file normally, but a really annoying pop-up, owned by a winword.exe (MS Word process), appears. One that says that Word isn't the default program for modifying files. It has a "Don't ...
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What is that `Applications` folder in Windows 10 and how to get rid of it?

I found, that most programs in Windows are not links to executables anymore. They are located in unknown Applications folder with no path. Is it possible to disable this feature and go back to ...
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In Windows 10, what default behavior can I expect when a file extension association exists, but a File Type Open Command String has not been set?

Installation of Strawberry Perl 5.30.0.1 inspired this question. Users of Active Perl have reported problems with the <FileType>=<OpenCommandString> pairs created during the installation ...
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How do I set advance file association in Windows 10 (while passing app parameter to open)

I'm trying to set default to open Tableau workbooks with a connector option, and using connector argument before filename, am I doing the below right? Below from the command prompt is working fine "...
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Windows 10: How to set program path in File Associations?

I have two versions of R on my computer; I want to set the file association (default app) for .Rdata file to the older version of R. For this, I was looking to change the path of the R program used to ...
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Unable to associate program with file types (Windows 7)

I have a program called LeoCAD installed on one of my non-system partitions. I want to associate this program with the file extensions LDR and MPD. However, I am unable to do so using the Windows 7 "...
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How to extend the file types recognized by category in HKCR\SystemFileAssociations

I have a similar question to the one that was asked here: Custom Windows context menu shell command targetting documents: *.docx and *.pdf except I am concerned with Audio file types. I want to ...
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SVG files don't automatically open in image viewer on MATE

I have a machine running centos 7. When I use gnome or gnome classic SVG files are opened automatically with an image viewer, while if I use mate, everytime I open an SVG file it asks if I want to run ...
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re-associate file icon back to jupyter notebook back to “ipynb”

I have somehow managed to disassociate or accidently change the file icon associated with Jupyter Notebook to another program. Using the usual method of "xxxx.ipynb" properties and "Opens with" and ...
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windows file extension associations

I always thought that this was a reliable way to determine which program is used to open a file with a certain extension when you double click it in Windows Explorer. C:\>assoc .txt .txt=txtfile ...
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How to set file association for all users (Windows Server)

We run our jobs through SSMS on Windows Server. Our IT support has built a new server for us, virtual, with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter and SSMS 15.0, and copied over all jobs from the current ...
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“Open File with Chrome” fails to open file

I have a similar problem as this question, but not the same. I haven't intentionally tried to modify my file associations or the shell commands to open them. Regardless, opening an HTML (pdf, etc) ...
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How can I get Run as Administrator option back in Server 2012 context menu?

Somehow file associations .bat and .cmd (possibly .exe also) became associated with Notepad++ on Windows Server 2012. As a result, the "Run as Administrator" context menu option is NOT available for ...
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Windows 10 clicking a file to open with the default program when that program is already open in the desktop you're already on?

Let's say I'm in Windows 10 on Desktop 7, and I find or download a PDF file and it opens in Adobe Acrobat. If at that time Adobe Acrobat is already open on say Desktop 1, I'm jettisoned to Desktop 1. ...
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How to add submenus to Windows (7 and above) right click dropdowns

I want to know how to modify the registry so that I can group menu-items in the dropdown menu (right-clicking from file in the explorer) and put those menu-items in submenus. The picture illustrates ...
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Windows 10 no longer allows portable apps to be set as default?

In earlier versions of Windows 10, I was able to set _any_app_ as the default app. e.g. For Firefox Portable or MediaMonkey Portable, I could do something like: go to Control Panel > Default apps and ...
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How to control which application opens a jpg image stored on a smartphone connected to Windows 7 via USB?

In Windows 7, when I open a jpg image on local storage, it opens in the app specified by Windows' file associations (stored in the Windows Registry). When I open the same file when it is stored on a ...
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Can't set older Microsoft Office version as default (Windows 10)

I have a version of Microsoft Office that is registered, and a newer one that isn't. In the program folder, the older version is in Microsoft Office/Office15 and the newer is in Microsoft Office/root/...
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Weird image file association in windows 10 after update

I'm on windows 10 and I have Paint associated to some image file extension, e.g. *.png. Since a recent update (either 1809, build 17763.475 or slightly earlier) when I double click a png file, it is ...
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Windows 7 : chose notepad++ uninstaller to “open with” once, now can't “open with” notepad++ anymore

I've been struggling with a wrong file association I made a few days ago that I can't seem to remove. What I wanted to do was opening a file that had an unknown extension with notepad++ so I right-...
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How do I open a file with the file extension “FILE?”

From time to time someone sends a file that comes in the extension of .FILE. How do I change this or open this? I think they might be using Microsoft Word or something like at the office. I don't ...
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How to reset BAT file association in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I've seen several answers for earlier versions of windows, but not 10 -- I'm runnning Windows 10.0.17134, if that matters. It's currently set so that, on double-clicking a BAT file, it opens in ...
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VLC does not show when opening media files

Previously VLC opened with all video media just by clicking on the video media file. Recently I then played a couple of audio playlists by the the 'add media interface ribbon' i.e loading multiple ...
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How to keep a file's “open with” association from being changed

I have a folder of Blender files that must be opened with a specific version of Blender (2.76) (and I'd like to use a different version of Blender as the default for everywhere else, 2.79). Whenever ...
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How to launch a separate Excel application each time I open an “*.xlsm” file

As stated in this StackOverflow question, I would like to open a new Excel application every time I open an *.xlsm file. I know this can be done launching Excel /x from the start button, but I'd like ...
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OS X: Terminal command to check a file's default application

I'm writing a script which opens some files, in their default applications, via the open command. Before I actually open a file, though, I'd like to check which application is listed as its default ...
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Default Application for .pdf View being Overridden to Chrome

I have an interesting problem that has been vexing me for the past few weeks: I have a user who uses Adobe Reader to open .pdf file formats (which is pretty standard). However, Windows (or something) ...

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