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Change and ungroup file icons in Windows 10 (to match icons in Atom/Sublime/VScode)

There is a popular set of file icons, originally for atom, that I want to use as my windows file icons: From here I know I can create a .ico file with the icons in it, though I don't know a ...
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Win 10, search file with date created in date range and type of file pdf

On Windows 10, I would like to search for file which was created between 2/1/2018 and 3/1/2018 and has extention .pdf? I know how to search for certain date range, but do not know how to add ...
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Saving self-signed cert to $env

I have currently just followed an excellent stackoverflow answer to create a new self-signed certificate so I can run my Powershell profile script in AllSigned mode. This has worked ok but after ...
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Windows 10 not associating filetypes with applications

Going into any given files properties, and changing the "open with" property has not affect on anything that isn't a default windows application. Example: https://gph.is/2yV5dRY
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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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Start of .dng files with lightroom no longer possible in Win7

I have both Lightroom 4 and 5. With Lightroom 4 dng-files opened automatically with Lightroom 4. That possibility was lost for unknown reasons. Re-establishung this with the Start -> Default ...
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macOS 10.13.4 Finder displays kMDItemKind for some .java files as “Source Code”, but as “Java Source” for others

On macOS 10.13.4, for some .java files, Finder displays "Java Source" for kMDItemKind (i.e. the "Kind" column in "List" view), but for some other .java files, it displays "Source Code", even within ...
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Exclude a program from the Open With list for a specific file extension

When I upload a file of a certain type with a Browse... button (<input type="file">) on a web page, the browser I'm using gets added to that file type's open with list. For example, if I do this:...
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Open .dly file (GHCN / NOAA data) for analysis

I am trying to work with the data available from: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/datasets and https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ghcn/daily/hcn/ It comes in a .dly file. Is there a way to open ...
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Icons of many programs and file types appear as a “blank page” after Windows update

Several weeks ago, Windows told me it wants to install a big update. I went ahead with it only to discover several unwanted effects after it had successfully finished updating and booting, mainly, ...
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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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What are .fcm files and how do I open them?

I want to extract music from the game files of Megaton Rainfall. Unfortunately, all the assets are .fcm files. For example Data.fcm. Googling this file format only yields results for a Minecraft ...
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File types VSCode could display [closed]

What are the file types that VSCode could display? I know it can display on the editor pane all kinds text files, and all programming codes. And that rich text files aren't (Word, Excel, etc.). I ...
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Convert a Kindle book to PDF

I see one other question here regarding this topic, but no answer is accepted, and nor do any of the files/file formats mentioned in those answers match the filetypes I see. I work on two monitors ...
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Filezilla uses old path when opening local files

I used /Programs/ path in a previous Windows installation and for some reason FileZilla still uses it when opening local files only. Editing remote files works perfectly.
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Windows 10: How to assign Outlook as default hndler for .ics files

Apparently due to some recent Windows 10 update the default application to handle .ics (calendar) files is suddenly set to the Windows 10 Calendar app. Since I never use that crappy app I wanted to ...
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How to remove file type association with opening program?

I wanted to open it (.srt file) with notepad, typed it in the first textbox I found and now I can't remove the word "notepad" from the Type collumn when I use SMPlayer as default program to open .srt ...
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How to change “always use the selected program to open this kind of file”

I have a qml.qrc file that accidentally I went for opening it the Notepad program. The sign of a Notepad set on the middle part of the shape of the file. Now when I run my program using Qt Creator I ...
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How can I convert a PowerPoint to plain text?

I have a Powerpoint Presentation (.pptx) file with 100 slides. I want to take all of the text from it and save it as a plain text file. How can I do this? PowerPoint doesn't seem to let you save it ...
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Windows XP: Add a program to the list of programs that can be mapped to open a filetype

I have a filetype (.xyz) that I would like to map to a text editor (sublime). It is currently mapped to open with notepad. Attempts to map .xyz filetype: 1) Open file explorer, select .xyz file and ...
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How do I open an .sd image file

I do support for a dental office and they recently asked me for help accessing their old files. They have dozens of CDs full of these image files. No one seems to know what program created them - it'...
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How to convert an unknown file to MP3?

I'm having trouble converting an unknown file type into MP3 so I can play it on VLC. If I drag and drop it, it plays fine, but when I open it and attempt to choose VLC as its program, the "Always ...
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Quicken resource fork issue? Identical files behaving differently (one works, one doesn't)

My hard drive recently crashed, and my last Time Machine backup was in November. Fortunately, I was able to get all the data successfully recovered, however, I'm having a serious issue opening my ...
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Windows filename parameter handling on file type action

I have a tool that I added to the shell subkey of the any-file key under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT so that it appears in the right click menu of any file (also have this in directory menu). [...
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How to open a .webarchive file in Windows?

How to open a .webarchive file in Windows? It seems to be created on Mac. Everything I read says to open it in Safari. Safari doesn't install on my Windows 10 and it's discontinued by Apple. Software ...
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How do I modify an executable file to get it past email attachment filters?

I'm trying to email myself a utility (HJSplit) because I can't download it directly on my work computer. Of course, my company's filters are there to stop me from doing exactly this. But darn it I'm ...
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How to change the default file type Windows saves ripped audio as?

When ripping audio files from a CD onto your computer, Windows 7 automatically saves them as .wma (Windows Media Audio) files. But some applications can't play WMA files, so I was wondering if it is ...
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deluge “open folder” uses wrong application

while xdg-mime query default inode/directory returns enlightenment_filemanager.desktop I'd want deluge open folder to use enlightenment file manager. is there a way to "reverse" the xdg-mine query ...
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Mac OSX | Choose custom “Open with >” programs

I open a lot of text files in different programs and it's REALLY annoying selecting "Other" and then selecting "All applications" from "Recommended applications" every single time it's not the default ...
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How to open .exj file extension

I need to open .exj file extension. I googled and found it's associated with Java. But how do I open it to view and edit the contents of the file? One thing I am aware, it has question and answers in ...
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MS Office file types icon dll location

Help! Some months ago i messed around and used Types to change some file type icons without making a system restore. I changed the Excel, Powerpoint, Onenote, Word, Access and Publisher file type ...
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Restore .psd thumbnails in Windows 10 by removing default file association in registry

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to 10, I noticed that .psd Photoshop files started having thumbnails again, something I've not seen since CS2. Once I tried to open a .psd, it asked me which app I'd ...
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Run custom command instead of browser when clicking http(s) links

I am running a Fedora desktop with virtualised Windows 7 for certain programs that are needed for my daily work. One annoyance is that links in programs try to open with the default browser inside the ...
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OS X Finder: “Plain Text Document” has changed to “text”, “Rich Text Document” to “rich text (RTF)”, etc

Sometime recently some file type names have changed — not the file associations or default application, but the name of the file type itself. "Plain Text Document" has changed to "text", "Rich Text ...
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What is the correct MIME type for a tar.gz file?

What is the correct MIME type for a tar.gz file? I've searched around and found several values being used, including: application/x-gzip application/x-gtar application/x-tgz But I could find no ...
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Does changing the default program for opening a specific file affects the computer behavior?

I have some .java files that I want to view/edit in Notepad++, but I am not sure how this will affect other programs. Would the compiler still be able to compile them, or would I find some issues? I ...
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How to change Windows 7 zip icon

I have a strange problem with 7zip and default icons in windows-explorer for file-type *.zip. I know that setting and replacing icons for 7zip has already been thoroughly discussed on the net. I have ...
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How do I add file types to Windows 8 “File Associations” for Metro apps

I needed to create a new file type ".pd". I want to have the Microsoft Reader Metro app open this file type. Using How do I add file types to Windows 8 "File Associations"? does not allow ...
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What is the default file association for a file with no extension?

I have a machine that somehow became infected with WEbbiNG Adware. I managed to remove it fine, but it seems it associated itself as the default program to run files without an extension. I have ...
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Can't create shortcuts for .com files

I wanted to create a shorcut for c:\windows\system32\more.com file in Desktop using ctrl+shift and drag and drop, and it silently ignored by not creating anything, then I decided to drag and drop it ...
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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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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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How can I know whether a binary file is an executable or a library?

I have a binary file, but how can I know the file type- lib or exe? By opening it with notepad++, it shows: ELF and a lot of random symbols.
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Open H and C files as text files in browser?

I'm using Firefox. When I come across a source file I want to examine, Firefox performs a download of the file. Then I have to wait 5 or 10 seconds for Xcode to spin up. For example, genks.c. I'd ...
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How to go about accessing old filetypes?

I was recently given a floppy drive with a bunch of files on it from the early 1990s and was instructed to get access all the data. Unfortunately, these filetypes cannot be accessed by modern ...
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Excel 2013 wont let me save XLSX files

So, just recently when I tried to save an excel (.xlsx) file in Excel 2013, I got the following error message: I have not changed my file block settings in the trust center however. Here is a ...
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How to open a Microsoft Works file

Is there a way to open a Microsoft Works file without downloading a file-opening program? Can anything in MS Office do it?
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Windows search can't find .lvm-files? (files created by Native Instruments' LabView)

I have gotten several files for several kinds of measurements. They were generated by some ADC (specific type does not matter) and the necessary software Labview, which are both made by Native ...
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Sublime Text 3 - Detect syntax based on file header

How would I get Sublime Text 3 to recognize file type (i.e. set syntax and build system) based on a files header? For example: If the first line of a file was <!DOCTYPE html>, it would be ...
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gnome3 add new file types for nautilus (instead of text file)

on my Fedora 20 system many file types are grouped under the type "text", for example *.ini, *.txt and so on. So if I sort the contents of a folder by type, it groups them all together, which is not ...