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File Association for maff files

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  1. normanevan

    normanevan Thread Starter

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    I believe this is a Win 7 problem but apologies if this is not the place to post this. Here's the problem:


    I had set the association for maff files with FirefoxPortable.exe. Recently, I needed to change the location of the Firefox Portable folder. But, after doing that, I am unable to set the maff files to open with FirefoxPortable.exe. I get to the point where I choose the file but after that, FirefoxPortable does not appear in either the 'recommended programs' or the 'other programs'.

    The only way that I am able to get FirefoxPortable to re-appear in the 'recommended programs'is by copying/ moving the Firefox Portable folder to its original location. This is all that I have tried:

    I have tried setting the association by right-clicking a maff file ('open with...', 'choose default program') and also through the Control Panel> Default Programs ('Associate a file type or protocol with a program'): neither has worked.

    I am able to set the file association to the Firefox.exe file, but that does not help open the file- the association needs to be set to FirefoxPortable.exe.

    I changed the association to notepad.exe and then tried changing that association to FirefoxPortable.exe but that didn't work.

    I have tried removing the file associations for maff files through the command prompt but the association with Firefox.exe is still visible in Win 7.

    I have tried removing the file associations for maff files by using the utility unassoc.exe but the association with Firefox.exe is still visible in Win 7.

    I have included Firefox, Portable Edition in the list of default programs using RegisterFirefoxPortable.exe (downloaded from winhelponline) but that has not helped.

    Thanks,

    Norman
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  2. Mark1956

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    Firefox Portable is intended to be run from a USB Flash drive, is that what you are using?

    The drive letter for a Flash Drive may change when the system reboots, but the file associations will be saved for a fixed location.

    You may have more luck if you install the normal version of Firefox.
     
  3. normanevan

    normanevan Thread Starter

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    No, the Firefox Portable folder is located on my hard drive and not on a USB stick.
     
  4. Mark1956

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    As you are not using Firefox Portable as a portable application then there is no point in having it. If you change to the static application and install it where you want to keep it the problem should be solved.
     
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