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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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`.TXT` file association to Notepad++ “stopped working”

I recently formatted and then reinstalled everything, but oddly now, Windows 7 refuses to let me set Notepad++ as the default .TXT editor. I try to set the "open with" file as usual: right click ...
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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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SSMS wont give up file associations

Apparently this is a known Win10 bug and should hopefully be fixed in an upcoming update. I have installed SQL Server Management Studio v17.9 on a clean Windows 10 installation. This associated all ....
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Windows 10 is not updating Open With setting in file properties [duplicate]

I'm trying to simply change the default application for .txt files in Windows 10 Pro (version 1803, build 17134.376). I tried file properties and selecting the application. I can select the ...
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Windows 10 cannot change file associations [duplicate]

I recently bought a new Windows 10 computer. Installation of my apps without a hitch. I would like to the default file associations. For example I would like .GIF to open with Adobe Fireworks and ....
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How is it possible that result of ftype and the default app don't match?

I remember from Windows 7 that I can change the default program that is used to open a file type (e.g. .txt) by using assoc and ftype and as help ftype on Windows 10 implies, this should still work: ...
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assoc-ftype does not work properly on windows 10

I'm trying to associate .svg files to open with Inkscape's inkview.exe. Not being able to do so through conventional methods I'm trying the command line. What I did: ran assoc .svg= and assoc .svgz= ...
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Default video app keeps resetting from MPV on MacOS

The Problem I use the mpv video player to play all videos on my mac, though I also have VLC installed. The problem is that after a while my default video application changes to VLC (and/or Quicktime, ...
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Application behaves differently at launch using associated file

I have a custom-built Windows desktop application that unexpectedly behaves differently on a system with multiple monitors, depending on how it has been launched. My expectation is that it should ...
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Fully remove a default program association for file types in Windows 10?

Not a single answer from here worked for me. I want to delete the .resource association with Total Commander. Approach 1 I open registry, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Script to set Default Browser

We have a GPO in place that sets IE 11 as the default browser on every startup. Instead of having to change the default browser to Firefox manually each time, I'd like to auto start a script that does ...
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Changing default applications in Windows 10 (1803) [duplicate]

I don't know what has gone on over at Microsoft or on my copy of Windows 10 or whatever, but I cannot change the default application for some of my file extensions. Some extensions change just fine, ...
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Restoring Windows FileExplorer as default for folder association. | Win10 |

I started using Q-dir parallel to the inbuilt Windows10 FileExplorer. Even though I like it much for project focused file management, I made a move that I regretted by now and cannot revert for some ...
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Setting default language to 'JavaScript' doesn't actually set it

I'm using Notepad++ v7.5.8 (64 bit) on Windows 10. I set my default language to Batch. After creating a new doc, typing some code and hitting save - it'll automatically select *.bat as the file type....
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Can't change default application for some file extension

A few day ago, I created a new account with administrator type in Windows 10. Now, in the new account, i can not to associate any file extension with any program, default windows methods doesn't do ...

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