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How can I add "Type" column filter to Windows Explorer's context menu?

I want to see "Type" column filter menu, when I right click to the empty area in a folder/drive. I have marked the menu which I have mentioned it with a red box: How can I achieve this?
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With Firefox, open .vi files from web pages directly with LabVIEW

I use Firefox (now 98.0.1; March 2022) and Windows 10. In the recent past (i.e., Feb 2022), when I clicked on a web link to a vi, it used to open the file in LabVIEW directly. Now, Firefox instead ...
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How can I open a .jar file with custom open arguments?

Recently I updated my Java version, and it was still using the outdated path to open the .jar files. I fixed this by changing the default file types, but it is not doing the -jar "%1" %* how ...
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Audit Request for Complete List of Recognized Filename Extensions in FFMPEG FFPROBE FFPLAY

I understand FFMPEG has a list of supported codecs and some users will be tempted to dismissively handwave my request by telling me to do my own research on codecs. Those responses will be treated ...
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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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Using Samba to bring files from Ubuntu Mate to Macintosh but some text files are turned into executables

I'm not sure if this is the best Stack Exchange to use, but the question concerns Mac, Linux and Samba. I have a new-to-me Apple Macintosh laptop (MacOS 10.15.7 (Catalina)) and I am have set up Samba (...
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What are HBAKED and HBAKED... files?

Whenever I notice my storage go down, I use WinDirStat to see what is taking up space. I have noticed that the WinSxS folder always takes up a lot of space. I looked deeper into the folder and saw a ...
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Creating a File with no extension with right click on Windows 10

I've been trying to create a blank file type with right click. I managed to create HTML, CSS, JS and PHP extension files using the SHELL NEW process but i can't seem to do that with an entirely blank ...
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Batch identify and rename files with no extension

I have a folder of thousands of files in different formats but without any extensions. I know how to detect unknown file types using the tools such as TrID - File Identifier and DROID: file format ...
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How can I run a php file in bash by calling its filename only and not prefixing the php binary?

chmod +x ./file.php ./file.php Is there any way to have it execute as if I typed php ./file.php Perhaps by adjusting bash's default input function? Or is there a file types application that detects ...
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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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Sort by Type → folder and all its sub folder

Below is a GIF that shows sort by type on a subfolder of the main folder. The main folder has many subfolders and deeper layers can the sort by type be applied in one go on the entire folder and its ...
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Get Firefox to stop asking for confirmation when downloading .hdr files

Every time I download an HDR file, Firefox prompts me asking what to do. I want to download the image 100% of the time, but I can't get Firefox to understand this. I am required to select "Save ...
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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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Change icons for file types via Registry

I want to change the icons for JavaScript [.js] file types without the use of external software. One online guide suggested to: Note the value [Applications\Code.exe] of the below key; however, as ...
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What is the purpose of "Perceived Types" in Windows 7-10?

Besides determining the default folder type in Windows Explorer, what is the purpose of "Perceived Types" for files in Windows 7-10? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to setting the perceived ...
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How to store multiple files in 1?

Is there a known way to do the following: I have 1 .mp3 file and 1 .jpg file Combine the 2 such that the .mp3 file is played when an mp3 player is used, and the .jpg is displayed when an image viewer ...
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How to run the file command recursively

I'm trying to get information about the types of all the files in a given directory tree. Running file in the current directory works well enough, but it doesn't traverse into sub-directories, and ...
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What is kux file type and how to open it?

As the title says, I'm trying to open a couple files that are kux(there's one that's kux#). The origin of the files were from inner Mongolia, my friend traveled there and is now asking me how to open ...
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How to change the default file type in the open dialog?

When opening a new file in a program, you get an option to filter by file type in the open dialog. Is there a way to change this to all files (.) each time by default?
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Opening more in "Notepad++"

After combing over the forum to make sure the question wasn't asked by someone else first I'm guessing I may be the only one to have asked this... Is there a way to increase the file types that ...
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Associate `.lift` files with XML syntax highlighting in Brackets

Cross-posted from an old unanswered Stack Overflow question (here). I'm using a .lift (Lexicon Interchange FormaT) file, which Brackets does not recognise, but, since it's basically an XML file, the ...
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prevent files from renaming themselves automatically

-using Mac OSX 10.14.3, I have some script files such as this: #!/opt/local/bin/bash ...do some commands in bash; I use them a lot from the terminal, and want to give them short names without a .sh ...
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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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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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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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Windows 10: How to assign Outlook as default handler 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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