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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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How do I make inkscape the default program for .eps files?

I installed Inkscape via the Microsoft store. How do I make Inkscape the default program for .eps files? Also, how do I add Inkscape onto the list of programs that show under open with? When I ...
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Prove which application is used for opening log files: assoc and ftype seem unreliable on Windows-10

My customer has a problem with logfiles, which become too large: on their PC (windows-Server 2016) Notepad.exe is used as the application for opening such files. I've altered this to Notepad++.exe, ...
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how to set per-app defaults?

I use this app called ez-blocker, it's used to mute Spotify automatically when ads are playing. but the problem is it opens a website on chrome every time I run it, for "authorization". ...
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file association disallowed when move progs to different folder

I have many small programs in a folder called c:/mmm I have been using them for a long time without problem. I moved them to a subfolder called C:/mmm/nnn. that broke file associations, as expected, ...
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How to change default "Edit" programs for .ahk file extension in Windows? [closed]

I need to change the default "Edit" program for file extension .ahk to Sublime Text in Windows. How do I do that?
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assoc & ftype stops working on Windows 11

In Win 10 I successfully associated .lyx files to launch LyX using a specific userdir with the following in cmd as admin: assoc .lyx=LyX.Document ftype lyx.document="C:\Program Files (x86)\LyX 2....
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How do I change the default browser to open .htm and .html files in Windows 11

I know this has been asked and answered in the past, BUT the other articles show that these file types should be able to be set in the settings through APPS>DEFAULT APPS>FIREFOX but Firefox and ...
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Open text file on click in vim on windows terminal

I want to use Vim as my default text editor on Windows 10 (not gVim but the terminal version I installed on wsl). I already made the following setting via cmd.exe: >ftype txtfile txtfile=wt ...
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How Do I Set Another Program as JPG Default in Windows 11

My computer was recently upgraded to Windows 11 and my default program for JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) was changed from my preferred program of JPEGView to Photos (Windows default app). Photos takes a while to ...
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Possible to create a Windows 7 file association for all files that does not get applied to folders or drives?

In Windows 7, is there a way to create a file association that gets applied to all files, including those with no extension, but not have the file association apply to folders (directories) or drives? ...
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Every time Edge opens on my work computer it sets itself as default browser

Every time I start the Edge browser on my work computer it sets itself as default browser. This does not happen on my home computer, where Chrome stays the default browser even though I start Edge. Is ...
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Is it possible to use `assoc` and/or `ftype` with wildcard characters?

I tried to use assoc together with a wildcard character something like this: assoc .doc* which hopefully would give me docx as well as docm as a result (and any other). Unfortunately it's either ...
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How to associate RDG files to the RDC Manager shipped with sysinternals when sysinternals comes from the MS Store?

I installed the sysinternals suite from the Windows store. This includes Microsoft Remote Desktop Manager. However, this setup does not create file associations. How to associate RDG files to this app ...
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Changing File Associations via assoc

I'm trying to change file associations via assoc (CLI), but I can't get assoc to show me the current default program: assoc .txt Returns: .txt=txtfile and assoc txtfile Returns: txtfile=Text ...
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Open the legacy Control Panel "File Associations" (or s.th. similar) in Win10

Is it possible to open the legacy Control Panel "File Associations" in Windows 10? I'm talking about this one: I tired several options but it just refers me to the "new" settings ...
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HTA file not getting loaded while double clicking

I am facing an issue with a hta file. In some machines it requires 3 to 5 clicks to get it loaded. It's not due to the slowness or computation in background. As soon as I double click the hta file it ...
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How to make Microsoft apps use Edge although my default browser is Firefox?

I use Firefox as my default browser on Windows11 but I'd like Edge to be used when I click a link inside Microsoft apps like Teams/Office/OneNote etc. Based on my research, I don't think this is ...
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Is there any straightforward way to replace notepad.exe in Windows 11?

After upgrading to Win 11 a bit over a week ago, I found that my Image File Execution (i.e. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe) replacement for ...
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How do I remove old x86 File Association if Replaced with 64 bit program with the same name?

I originally had x86 Notepad++ and made it my opening program for a lot of file types.. I then switched to 64-bit Notepad ++, but now my file associations look like this. Is their any way to remove ...
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How to change the app associated to a protocol to one that doesn't appear in the available app list?

I want to change the app associated to the 'ms-word' protocol to Apache's OpenOffice (reasons for doing so can be found here). However, when I go to the Choose default apps by protocol menu, and try ...
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How to set a Default Program and include a parameter switch?

How would I add a parameter to the default program that I’m wanting to set? I love the ShareX image editor and I would like to make it the default image editor for Windows 10. However, when I select ...
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How to create multiple Windows file extensions with different descriptions but identical actions?

In Windows 7, is it possible to have different file extensions with unique description names, but all the same actions, without duplicating all the actions (for each extension) in the Windows registry?...
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In Windows 10, how can we set an application to be the default for all of its supported file types?

I don't have much experience with the newer versions of Windows, and I'm having trouble doing something that I remember used to be possible in Windows 7. When a program is installed, it was possible ...
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Is it possible to entirely replace one app from another in all defaults?

Let us say I want to replace PowerPoint with another presentation software for all the extensions it is currently the default application (.pptx,.ppt,.ppsx, etc.). Is it possible to do that all at ...
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How to restore default program for opening excel

I forgot my password for excel workbook, I tried to change the default program to winrar so i can do some hacking but I didn't have it installed on this computer so I tried for some reason using ...
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Microsoft Edge listed twice in default apps

I have Microsoft Edge listed twice in my Windows 10 default apps and one of the entries has no icon. Is there any way of fixing this, or at least figuring out why it's listed twice (either via the ...
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How to use the "Share" function of MS Office with Gmail + Chrome

I am using MS Office 365 (more specifically, Powerpoint v. 2105) on Windows 10. I am used to sharing files in a couple of keystrokes by going to File > Share, then sending a copy of my ppt ...
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How to associate a command with files that have no extension (Regedit)

I have several processes that generate files with no extension at all and would like to add a custom context menu menu (i.e. be able to right click on them and select 'open in Notepad' or 'make .txt ...
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Enable direct/native running of .ps1 files -- Warnings / Considerations

❔ Enable native/direct execution of .ps1 scripts - Warnings / Considerations Intro: Recently, I have been doing a lot more scripting, both in PowerShell (.ps1) and Console/Shell (.cmd/.bat). I ...
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Enable direct/native running of .ps1 files -- How To

✅ Enable native/direct execution of .ps1 scripts - How To In other words: treating .ps1 files the same as .cmd or .bat files - whereby you can double-click or type their name from the console/shell ...
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Syntax to specify a file, then the application to handle it

Consider a .m3u (video playlist) file. We can open this in several quite different applications, for example... C:\Program Files\VLC\VLC.exe --> Read the file and play a series of video it ...
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Stop WhatsApp Desktop App from opening on api.whatsapp.com links, run WhatsApp web instead

I have a personal and a business WA account. I use WhatsApp Desktop app for personal use. When I click on api.whatsapp.com links, I mean to open the web app where I can send a message from my business ...
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Windows .exe file association broken - every program (incl cmd, regedit, notepad, taskmgr) launches Excel - Not a dup

THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE - I HAVE TRIED THE EXISTING REMEDY I have already read all the SU posts on repairing a broken .EXE file association, and also read the Microsoft article. All of these make the ...
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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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Reset "Open with calibre" options

I gave my laptop to my sister for some time now I have this thing popping up on every Document file I try to open.
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Set default browser on multiple remote computers that are not on the domain

I am trying to set the default browser on multiple remote computers that are not on the domain. There are more than 200 computers, so it would be very time consuming to do it manually. The remote ...
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How to remove file assosiations for particular file types

How can I remove file associations in Kali Linux. I accidently made my firefox download file with .part extension open with video player as default. I looked in the /etc/xfce4/defaults.list but it is ...
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Change default behavior of a check box

When I double click a file that doesn't have a program associated with it, I get the How do you want to open this file? dialog box where I can chose a program, the problem is Always use this app to ...
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How to change default app to open .url in windows 10 1903 or later? I want to use notepad

How to change default app to open .url in windows 10 1903 or later? The new version removed the option to point to an .exe You can only use apps defined as web browsers from the Microsoft Store. I ...
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Execute script when other app is calling for a "registered file type" (like .mp4)

I'm experimenting on Windows 7 and need little assistance. I've got an app that's listing my duplicates, it's the best I've found. BUT it doesn't show the filenames, only the option to "remove&...
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How to fix .exe file associations on windows 7

I know that there are lot of similar questions on this site, but I've looked at over 10 of those, as well as some other websites, and none of the solutions I found seemed to work. In short, I was ...
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How to change .vhd file association to open with Windows Explorer?

I'm having an issue with .vhd files not opening with Windows Explorer liek the way .vhdx does. Before it was just unrecognized, now I've accedentally change it to Adobe Acrobat. I've tried changing it ...
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Default associations configuration keeps getting reapplied

I've configured a GPO that configures the default associations (For IE and Adobe Reader). I'm talking about this GPO. In my GPO, I redirect our users to an AppAssoc.xml that is located on our sysvol ...
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How to associate a Windows program to open a file based on extension AND CONTENT?

Is there a way to associate a Windows program to open a file based not only on extension, but also on its content? Reasonable use case Many programs use the XML format to store their files. I'd like ...
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In Windows, what are the purposes of file extensions?

As far as I know, in Linux filename extensions don't have any special meaning to the operating system. It helps users to identify the file, of course, but the OS itself simply does not care about it (...
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Windows default app for pdf not taking effect?

EDIT: (Not applicable anymore, question reopened). Why this is not a dupe of the linked question? The view from the question side: AFAICT (and now I already applied the solution, so I cannot test), ...
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Windows 7 64bit- Can't run batch files

I know a lot of people have posted on the internet about not being able to run batch files but I haven't been able to find a solution for myself. I arrived at this problem trying to run a game I just ...
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Issue associating ms-powerpoint protocol to powerpoint

When trying to open powerpoint through sharepoint or teams I get an error that no application is associated to the protocol (ms-powerpoint). This seems to be true when I check in windows setting but ...
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How to set file association which was lost (for an already installed program)?

In my R (Rgui 3.6.1), I lost the file association to .Rdata files after I uninstalled older versions of R (this probably is a bug and shoudln't happen! The association was referring to version 3.6.1 ...
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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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