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File association

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by brbpab94, Feb 5, 2003.

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  1. brbpab94

    brbpab94 Thread Starter

    Nov 25, 2002
    My question is how can I tell what to use to open a document ?I'm not sure what file extention goes whith what document
  2. Huon


    Aug 16, 2002
  3. steamwiz


    Oct 4, 2002
    Hi Huon

    I don't fully understand your question

    If you can tell me what the extension is I can tell you what program will open it

  4. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jun 2, 2002
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    Here's my reply to a similar, recent question:
    It has been my experience with Win98 that "open with..." and folder options are not always sucessful in setting a file association. Instead I use Winfile:

    1) Go to Start > run..., and enter winfile

    2) To select the file to be associated, navigate to it by first selecting the drive, then in the left pane select the folder(s) in which the file is stored.

    3) Find the file in the right pane. Note that the MS-DOS name will be displayed so ensure what it is for the file. If you are not sure, right click the file, then properties. The MS-DOS name will be displayed there.

    4) Select the target file then go to the top of the window and click File > Associate...

    5) In the Associate window, confirm the file extension, eg. xls.

    6) In "associate with:" line, select the program you wish to open the file type by highlighting it in the list below, or by "browse..."

    7) Once the file and program are selected, click ok.
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