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Hi, how to set for some extension default program for open?

i want to set for *.txt extension, to be my script default opener...

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Hi, how to set for some extension default program for open?

i want to set for *.txt extension, to be my script default opener...

Do you mean for files to be chosen by the user? Then FileOpenDialog has a filter for the extensions.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

No, i want to change by the script default extension opener program.... for txt extension is Notepad by default, and i want to change it with my script... if is possible...

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This should work on XP, but exclude the first line if you don't want to change the look of the right-click context menu.

RegWrite("HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open", "", "REG_SZ", "ScitTe")
RegWrite("HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open\command", "", "REG_SZ", '"C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\SciTE\SciTe.exe" "%1"')

A Sysinternals program called Registry Monitor is good for finding out what registry changes are made by manually changing a file association the normal way.


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This should work on XP, but exclude the first line if you don't want to change the look of the right-click context menu.

RegWrite("HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open", "", "REG_SZ", "ScitTe")
RegWrite("HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open\command", "", "REG_SZ", '"C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\SciTE\SciTe.exe" "%1"')

A Sysinternals program called Registry Monitor is good for finding out what registry changes are made by manually changing a file association the normal way.

You maybe better off creating a new filetype rather then overwriting a default filetype. To get a list of filetypes then type "ftype|more" in a command prompt window

Example to associate to a filetype.

RegWrite("HKCR\.txt", "", "REG_SZ", "SciTe")
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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Meaning all due respect to an MVP, what the heck kind of key is this: "HKCR\Scite\shell\open\command" ?

My code has been tested on XP - you'd better backup all these keys before you start messing around with this: Use RegRead and backup its return value. Changes should take effect at least after logging of and then on again - but might take place immediately.

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Meaning all due respect to an MVP, what the heck kind of key is this: "HKCR\Scite\shell\open\command" ?

Example code as stated. Consider if executed compared to your example. The difference is mine has a good chance of not overwriting if the key does not exist but your example definitely does.

My code has been tested on XP - you'd better backup all these keys before you start messing around with this: Use RegRead and backup its return value. Changes should take effect at least after logging of and then on again - but might take place immediately.

Your code overwrites the default setting of a notepad association within a default key. Are you absolutely sure that as correct, safe and/or wanted? As you state, backup is good advice as working with the registry if you do not know what you are doing or mess up. The Scite key does not exist on my system so will not mess up a setting but your does make a change to data within a default key. If you use Assoc and Ftype then changes are immediate.

Setting a association by UDF here

It is the M$ CLI way of doing it which is similar to which I base my example above. :)

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