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Author Topic: IDEA: Program to show us a dialog with who program will open a file(association)  (Read 3840 times)

divsoft

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A tool that will show us a dialog with the programs that an associated file can be opened.

For example :
i have on my desktop a movie called movie1.mpg and when i go to open it with double-click, a dialog or a small window appears with the associated programs that are in the computer
and can open the movie.. (like media player classic, kmplayer etc) ..

rjbull

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Not sure it's what you want, but have you looked at FileTypesManager, freeware by by Nir Sofer?


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FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types registered on your computer. For each file type, the following information is displayed: Type Name, Description, MIME Type, Perceived Type, Flags, Browser Flags, and more.
FileTypesMan also allows you to easily edit the properties and flags of each file type, as well as it allows you to add, edit, and remove actions in a file type.



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this has definitely come up here before -
here
"Open With" alternative for Windows
Tom

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i mean a program that for example any time i open an mpeg file, a dialog will be opened with the associated programs that opens it .. and u choose whatever u want to play the file.

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i mean a program that for example any time i open an mpeg file, a dialog will be opened with the associated programs that opens it .. and u choose whatever u want to play the file.

I know ...
I could have been more specific but it's there in that thread:-
Lanux's post send's you here
http://www.donationc...55.msg60809#msg60809

is an example there at that link
Tom
« Last Edit: February 02, 2009, 07:00:19 AM by tomos »

divsoft

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with choiceeditor you must have the total commander .. i dont know if it works without it .
I downloaded yesterday but it does not associate with filetypes from registry ..

tomos

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with choiceeditor you must have the total commander .. i dont know if it works without it .
I downloaded yesterday but it does not associate with filetypes from registry ..
from the post I linked to
ChoiceEditor works great for this!  I don't have TC, and it works.  Thanks TucknDar!!!!

it does not associate with filetypes from registry ..
do you mean you tried it and it doesnt work?

EDIT/ I'm not saying it does work - I had problems with it but I didnt hear of anyone else having trouble with it
Tom
« Last Edit: February 02, 2009, 11:08:33 AM by tomos »

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:)
Yeap i read the post when you posted it ..
but the program doesnt work as i would to work..
for example the program doesnt have a function to register/associate itself with types of files. .

tomos

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did you read this post

Lanux's post send's you here
http://www.donationc...55.msg60809#msg60809

[edit] link corrected
Tom
« Last Edit: February 04, 2009, 05:03:59 AM by tomos »

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I thought the key bit was from cthorpe's post:

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I then associated jpg, png, and gif with ChoiceEditor

I wouldn't have thought of that myself...


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I thought the key bit was from cthorpe's post:

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I then associated jpg, png, and gif with ChoiceEditor

I wouldn't have thought of that myself...

thanks rj, I lost the last bit of the link when I quoted myself above (corrected now)
maybe your post will help clarify things :D
Tom