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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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GPO - Default File Association from user/machine combination

I have a GPO that uses ComputerConfiguration\Policies\AdminstrativeTemplates\WindowsComponents\FileExplorer\Set a default associations configuration file to set the file associations for a particular ...
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Is there any way to make Windows smart about different file types with same extension?

The problem is for .ts files which currently Windows identifies them as video format. I want .ts files that are videos open with video player and .ts files that are TypeScript open with code editor. ...
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Windows 10 - Uninstalled application but still on “open with” menu

I uninstalled the application, cleared caches and repaired registry with Glary Utilities but the application is still a target application to open files. How can I remove that application completely?
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Can't change default app from Dragon Player to Gnome MPV

I'm using Cinnamon on a Devuan ASCII system. I'm trying to have Gnome MPV open my .avi files rather than Dragon Player - like I've already done with .mp4 and .mkv files, using the "Open With | Other ...
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Prevent Windows 10 from resetting default applications?

My Photos app broke, somehow, so I got the nomacs photo viewer, but Windows does NOT like it. I kept setting it to the default photo viewer in Default Apps, but at some point in time it would be reset ...
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How to conveniently mass-reassign file associations in Windows 10 (1803)?

(Skip to the question by scrolling to the very bottom, but in this case don't blindly vote to close ...) Yes, I know this topic has been regurgitated a number of times here, here and here, but I ...
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How do I modify an Expandable String Value in the registry with PowerShell or a batch file?

I would like to use a PowerShell or batch script to modify an existing expandable string value to another. Specifically, I want to change the default value at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\...
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Windows 10 file association selection

I'm using Windows 10 version 1803 and cannot change file association via Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs After choosing the "default application by type" option, there's no ...
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How to fix the directory of an extension's associated program

On my Windows-10 PC, there are some files with extension .dmupgrade. Those should be opened with the program C:\Program Files\<Company>\TaskbarUtility.exe. I also have another version of ...
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Change file association in High Sierra (NOT command I)

I changed the file association for my .dvdmedia files on my Mac to point at Blu-ray Player Pro. As it turns out this was a mistake as it turned all the .dvdmedia files into plain directories. Google ...
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Visual Studio 2015 keeps getting standard file association for txt files

On my System running Windows 10 Professional, I am using Visual Studio 2015, which is the standard program associated to Text-Files, i.e all files with a suffix .txt, which means all files of this ...
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Changing .vhd file extension default file type

I use the hardware design language VHDL which has the customary file extension .vhd. Win 10 seems to have reserved this extension to mean "virtual hard drive". The displayed Type in File Explorer is "...
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Using untrusted app as the default way to open a file

I've turned a short shell script into an Application using Automator. The shell script converts a .dot file into a .png and opens the .png Something like dot -Tpng "$@" -o img.png open img.png I'm ...
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Restore sounds for apps after Windows update (without updating drivers or reinstalling app)

Problem experienced on Windows versions 7 and 10. Example used in this post: Quicken 99. The problem and solution may be germane to other Windows versions and apps as well, especially if the app is ...
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How can I make `notepad++` default program for `.txt` files?

I would like .txt files to open with notepad++ by default in Windows 10. I have found the options to change file associations but there is no option to specify custom programs. Here's a screen shot: ...
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Change default action for DVD drive

In File Explorer, when I right-click my DVD drive, "Install or run program from your media" is highlighted. When I double-click my DVD drive, it runs the executable specified in AUTORUN.INF. How do I ...
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Is there a way to set a default application to open all file types for a specific folder?

I have a specific folder with different file types (txt, pdf, docx, anything) which when doubled-clicked on File Explorer, I do not want the default applications to open these files. Instead, I want a ...
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Default file open options issue

I want to double click PDF's gives me Google Chrome Browser 64.0.3282 for Views (quick just to read) BUT... I when I right click to 'edit' I want Word 2013 to open the PDF. I'm guessing a Reg hack, ...
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How do I associate JPEG files on Windows 10 with IrfanView (or other program)?

I was trying to associate from within IrfanView options, but it didn't help. When did this with "Run As Administrator", it didn't help either. The right click menu doesn't contain "Use Always" ...
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W10 won't set word as default application for .doc documents

On a computer running w10 with office 365 suddenly the file association of office was lost, I have fixed it except for the .doc files, if I double click a file it will open Word but a message will ...
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How do I set a default app for an extension that is not listed?

I need to set a default app for the extension .rels in Windows 10. However, the “Choose default apps by file type” does not list that extension. I went to a file of that type in the file explorer and ...
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Associate File with Wine Program on Mac

I'm working on a Mac OS 10.13 computer and have Wine working great. Unfortunately when I try to permanently associate a file type with a program running in Wine I can not determine where to find it in ...
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Adding programs to “Open With…” drop down list makes issues (Windows 10 1709)

I am currenty trying to add a program to the "Open With..." drop down list (in my example .pdf). I've tried to add the program manually to the following path in the registry: Computer\...
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Windows 10 Automatically Changes File Associations

I have Windows 10 and I'm having this issue where it will randomly just change the file associations I have set from Settings > System > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type back to their ...
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On Mac, file association for image files keeps changing to Grab, when I want Preview instead

For some reason, since a few weeks ago, every once in a while the file association for images like .jpg files will change to Grab (a built-in utility which is used for taking screenshots). I'm on ...
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Accidentally Deleted '.exe' file association in Nullsoft script? [duplicate]

I accidentally changed the `.exe file association with the following Nullsoft script (generated by VBConverter) # MyProg-Standard.nsi installation script # Automatically generated by VB6Converter by ...
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How to repair a broken .jar association in Windows 10?

While trying to run a .jar file (Optifine installer for Minecraft), I accidentally thought that I could use the OpenJDK package that comes with Android Studio to run it. However, I was wrong, and now ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Perl File Type Association

I can't figure out why Perl scripts are not receiving command line arguments in my environment. I ran this series of commands to try to validate all the configurations and demonstrate the problem ...
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Picture files cannot be opened directly by double clicking

When double-clicking a picture file, it shows Then I choose "Select a program from a list of installed programs", and the "Windows Photo Viewer" is still there. I also check the "Always use the ...
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How can I open a file with its default application from the MinGW Bash prompt?

In the default windows command prompt you can open a file from the command prompt by entering the name. See Open file with default application from command line. Is there an equivalent in the MinGW ...
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Change the default program to open .bat files

I want to change the default program to open .bat files to cmder , so in the registry key : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell\open\command I did as following : But when I open some .bat file I get the ...
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Windows 10 removed the option to “Set this program as default”

Recently, my Windows 10 installation has changed. When I want to set defaults by app, the interface went from this: To this: The new way only allows me to click Manage and then manually select the ...
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Revert to Visual Studio file-icon association

I installed Visual Studio. Then I installed Notepad++ and somehow all my Visual Studio-related files have the icon changed and also the association changed to some Code Writer application, which is an ...
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Can you set the default program for a file type as a shell command?

I'm asking because I want some file types, such as eBooks, to be opened with a Chrome browser app. Running Windows 10 Pro
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Windows 10: “open with” only shows “Search the store” and “Choose another app”

When I right-click on a .pde file and select "Open with ->" it only shows "Search the store" and "Choose another app". It doesn't show the app it's registered to open with (Processing) or the app I'...
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Can I double-click a file to open it with a different program than what's been associated with it?

Is there a way to have separate file-type associations for when a file is run from the command prompt and when it's opened (by double-clicking) from the explorer (GUI)? I wanted to run python scripts ...
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How to open a specific filetype in a folder with a default application to that folder on Macbook?

I have a folder with a single filetype including subdirectories that I'm trying to open with a default application. For example, I have about 3 text editors and I need to open txt files in a folder1 ...
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Unable to set other application as default application for ssh protocol

I would like to use a batch file (xxxx.bat) as a default app for ssh:// protocol in Windows 10. However i couldn't find the "Advance" button or something similar that allows me to choose the desired ...
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Can't associate Excel files with Excel 2007

I have a pc with Wndows 7 Professional (SP1) which has MS Office 2007 installed, but also appears to have come with Office 2016 preinstalled but unregistered (i.e. a limited trial please buy type of ...
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Windows 10 Dutch with English apps

I've been running into translation errors from Dutch to English, so I've been trying to set apps like Windows store, Spotify, Registry editor and that group policy thing and the program that drove me ...
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Bad file association in WMI repository

Windows 7 machine, and as far as I know, the only oddness about the system is what I mention below. I deal with a whole lot of text files that have no extension, so a while back, I associated files ...
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File association change doesn't work in Windows 10

I have an enduser that is a developer and thus has a custom program he made to open a file our software generates. When he double clicks the .zzz file, it opens up an older iteration of the software. ...
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How to set “File Roller” (aka File Manager) as default for ALL supported types in Gnome and Cinnamon?

Ever since I installed p7zip-gui, it hijacked my system by setting itself as default application for all mime types it can open (31 types in total). Cinnamon provides a tool called Preferred ...
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SSMS 2017 - How to restore .sql file association?

After installing SQL Server Management Studio 2017 and uninstalling SSMS 2016, Windows 10 shows the "How do you want to open this .sql file" screen every time I try to open a sql file. When I look at ...
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How can I change default programs from a script without admin rights?

Windows 10 has the wonkiest Default Programs assigned and I need to be able to quickly change them on different machines (i.e. create a script). I am trying to use assoc and ftype to accomplish that. ...
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Unable to set Brave browser as default browser in Windows 10

Brave is a new web browser from Brendan Eich (the inventor of the JavaScript programming language). I installed it yesterday on my Windows 10 (Enterprise edition, 64-bit) PC and want to set it as the ...
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Setting a non-installed browser as default?

On my PC, I use the standalone version of Vivaldi (designed for use on USB Flash drives) on a separate disk to prevent bookmarks and settings from getting lost after a re-installation of Windows. ...
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Launching URLs from Windows 10 Start Menu

I am on a Windows 10 machine here, and entering an URL into the start menu search will only give me the option to open that website with edge, even though a different default browser is installed. If ...
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What is the default application to open .ttf font files on Windows 10?

I've installed an application that comes with its own font viewer utility. The application has set it as the default for opening fonts. Here's a screenshot: I would like to know what the Windows 10 ...
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Trouble with default app registrations in Win10

I have used the info in this post Can't change tel protocol handler in Windows 10 The results have been good on the registry side, but the tel: and callto: hyperlinks still try to open Skype (...