I've just reinstalled Irfanview on my Vista machine and looking at the file associations section I have the same dilemma I usually do when installing a new program
I have no idea what the vast majority of these extensions are.
Take PGM for example. If nothing else on my system can handle that then Irfanview might as well take over it in case I come across it in the future, but if something else on my system already handles it I might like let the other app continue handling it.
It would take a long time if I went through each extension one by one and looked to see what was handling it now. What would be ideal would be able to just click 'Select All' to let Irfanaview take over everything and then afterwards reset it more easily
e.g. I can imagine a 'File Association Snapshot' app that takes note of the conditions before and after installations (a bit like Regshot
does for the Registry) -
- Click a Before button which makes the 'file Association Snapshot' app take a snapshot of file associations before installation
- Install a program like Irfanview and tell it to take over ALL extensions it can handle
- Click the After button in 'file Association Snapshot' app to take another snapshot
I would then be presented with a list of what's changed and given the option to change it back
EXT Previously Opened With Now Opened with
jpg Picasa Irfanview Click Here to change back
png Faststone Irfanview Click Here to change back