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11-Aug-2012, 09:20 PM #1
File Associations
It appears Windows Vista and 7 have eliminated the much desired "View Files" tab on Folder Options. I recently had need to set a file association for a pdf reader I installed on a friends computer (Win7 Pro 64-bit) and could not do so.

Did a bit of research this evening and ran across THIS utility. Anyone used it or have other recommendations for doing this heretofore simple task?
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11-Aug-2012, 09:23 PM #2
Never tried it but I've always trusted NirSoft. They have so many useful tools.
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Thanks Phantom010... Good to know the maker has a good rep.
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12-Aug-2012, 02:48 AM #4
Hi raybro, Did you try right click on filename and Open With to set file associations ?
* Right-click the respective file, PDF file.
* Select > Open With from the right-click menu.
* The Open with window will open and now you can either pick a program from the list of > Other Programs or click the > Browse… button and find the application you want to open this file type with.

The above steps are from makeuseof site.
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12-Aug-2012, 06:15 AM #5
Open Control Panel in Win7
Type File Association in the Search window
In the Found 'Folder Options' is a link to change the file type associated with a file extension.
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