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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by raybro, Aug 11, 2012.

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  1. raybro

    raybro Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Never tried it but I've always trusted NirSoft. They have so many useful tools.
     
  3. raybro

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    Thanks Phantom010... Good to know the maker has a good rep. (y)
     
  4. bkmgy

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    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.
     
  5. 20_2_Many

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    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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