Associate files

Posted: 01-22-2009, 05:00 AM
How do I set the right mouse click to associate (open with) more than one
application? Currently "txt" is associated with Notepad, but would also like
to have another choice - Wordpad, or Word - depending on what I would like to
do with the file. Other files like "ISO, RAR, ZIP, AVI..." have multiple
choices. Files like "DOC, TXT, HTM, PDF ..." do not. I have a PDF reader that
loads faster that I would like to have as a choice as well. Is there a way to
accomplish this?

Thanks in Advance ...

Associate files


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sgopus
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RE: Associate files
Posted: 01-22-2009, 05:22 AM
You want a choice, choose open with and then choose, else it's only one
option at a time.

"JustUs" wrote:
> How do I set the right mouse click to associate (open with) more than one
> application? Currently "txt" is associated with Notepad, but would also like
> to have another choice - Wordpad, or Word - depending on what I would like to
> do with the file. Other files like "ISO, RAR, ZIP, AVI..." have multiple
> choices. Files like "DOC, TXT, HTM, PDF ..." do not. I have a PDF reader that
> loads faster that I would like to have as a choice as well. Is there a way to
> accomplish this?
>
> Thanks in Advance ...
alpha
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Re: Associate files
Posted: 01-22-2009, 07:56 AM
JustUs wrote:
> How do I set the right mouse click to associate (open with) more than
> one application? Currently "txt" is associated with Notepad, but
> would also like to have another choice - Wordpad, or Word - depending
> on what I would like to do with the file. Other files like "ISO, RAR,
> ZIP, AVI..." have multiple choices. Files like "DOC, TXT, HTM, PDF
> ..." do not. I have a PDF reader that loads faster that I would like
> to have as a choice as well. Is there a way to accomplish this?
JustUs,

Windows Explorer
Tools
Folder options
/File Types\

In 'Registered File Types', scroll down to TXT.
Click [Advanced]

For each other choice (Wordpad, Word, ...),
click [New]
In the 'Action:' box, tyoe Wordpad
For the 'App used ..:', click [Browse] and navigate to Wordpad.exe
Click [ok]

Repeat for Word, ...
When fini, [ok] [Close]


Bruce Chambers
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Re: Associate files
Posted: 01-23-2009, 04:44 AM
JustUs wrote:
> How do I set the right mouse click to associate (open with) more than one
> application? Currently "txt" is associated with Notepad, but would also like
> to have another choice - Wordpad, or Word - depending on what I would like to
> do with the file. Other files like "ISO, RAR, ZIP, AVI..." have multiple
> choices. Files like "DOC, TXT, HTM, PDF ..." do not. I have a PDF reader that
> loads faster that I would like to have as a choice as well. Is there a way to
> accomplish this?
>
> Thanks in Advance ...

If you want to have to select the desired application each time you
double-click a file, you need to ensure that it is associated with
nothing. Only then will you be offered a choice.

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ju.c
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Re: Associate files
Posted: 01-24-2009, 04:30 PM
Use this:

OpenWithAdd 1.2
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/openwithadd.htm


ju.c


"Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@cable0ne.n3t> wrote in message news:OPOdSVRfJHA.4716@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
JustUs wrote:
> How do I set the right mouse click to associate (open with) more than one
> application? Currently "txt" is associated with Notepad, but would also like
> to have another choice - Wordpad, or Word - depending on what I would like to
> do with the file. Other files like "ISO, RAR, ZIP, AVI..." have multiple
> choices. Files like "DOC, TXT, HTM, PDF ..." do not. I have a PDF reader that
> loads faster that I would like to have as a choice as well. Is there a way to
> accomplish this?
 
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