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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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Best app for illegally streaming movies on iOS? [on hold]

I have a whole bunch of DVD's that are region locked. I can't be bothered torrenting un-fucked copies and would rather just illegally stream. What's the best app for this? I'm open to dodgy chinese ...
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Different Magic Bytes

I want to find out which OS use these executable files and the structure of the files. But I've never encountered with this different magic bytes before. I tried to search several sites indexing magic ...
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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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Appreciating the concept behind file reading from terminals

I am starting out in Operating Systems module and these question really caught me off-guard. These questions have no solutions. (a) In Windows, start a command line shell, eg. cmd. Assuming that you ...
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Qlik Sense - Data Table Associations without using the Data Manager

Currently I am using Qlik Sense for a big data project. Inside QlikSense there is a section in which a user can associate qvd files. Due to the volume of data, the association fails. Does anyone know ...
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How to open text file with text editor (instead of text viewer) in MS OneDrive?

I have several text files in a OneDrive folder. I like opening them with a text editor (instead of the text file viewer) as it saves me from opening a new tab etc if I start reading the file and ...
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How to reset the icon associated to a given file type?

An application I used (MacCaml) changed the icon of all files with .ml or .oml extension. I would want them to recover their original icon (a blank document). Here is what I have tried (with each time ...
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Adding exception for a file to default programs in windows

Windows 10 has a default programs section in settings where we can associate a default program to open the file with its file extension. I have a situation where I want to open all the .py files with ...

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