Windows Explorer Tips

Associating & Re-associating Files

If you have once opened an unknown file, Windows will prompt you to open that file with another program. If you like to always open that file under that program, check Always use this program to open this type of file and Windows will do that. However, if you would like to manually take control over your files instead of Windows prompting you when needed, there is a way. Open Windows Explorer. Click on the View menu and select Folder Options. Next, click on the File Types tab. Double-click the file you want to associate. Double-click on the Open command. Type the full path of the new application to open it. Close all windows.

A simpler way to do this is to hold down Shift and double-click the file. There will be a new Open with command. Select your new application to open the file.

Associating files with the Folder View options


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