A little piece of magic

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prino
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A little piece of magic

Post by prino » 07 Jul 2013 01:57

Today, for whatever reason, W7 started to mess with file types (suddenly lots of files were turning into "z/OS JCL"), and nothing seemed to be able to reverse this, not even some massive deletions of file types from the registry. Eventually I stumbled on Types. It's tiny, just 196K, it's magic, and it does exactly what's needed and probably a lot more.
Robert AH Prins
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At last, a tiny bit of programming here... :mrgreen:

Stef123

Re: A little piece of magic

Post by Stef123 » 06 Apr 2014 14:11

Yep, Types is useful, but I find this tool even better:
http://defaultprogramseditor.com/

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Re: A little piece of magic

Post by prino » 06 Apr 2014 20:53

Stef123 wrote:Yep, Types is useful, but I find this tool even better:
http://defaultprogramseditor.com/
I've had nothing but grief with that one, somehow the various functions do not seem to be independent of each other.
Robert AH Prins
robert.ah.prins @ the.17+Gb.Google thingy
At last, a tiny bit of programming here... :mrgreen:

Stef123

Re: A little piece of magic

Post by Stef123 » 07 Apr 2014 06:56

What do you mean, prino?
Would you please elaborate a bit more on what went wrong?
This is important to me because I don't want to mess up other people's machines. With Types the changes didn't stick in some cases. Mostly, I need to associate extensions with portable default programs. A very nice feature of XY, btw, but not all people have XY, and Windows itself only allows installed programs as defaults.

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Re: A little piece of magic

Post by prino » 07 Apr 2014 09:50

Stef123 wrote:What do you mean, prino?
Would you please elaborate a bit more on what went wrong?
This is important to me because I don't want to mess up other people's machines. With Types the changes didn't stick in some cases. Mostly, I need to associate extensions with portable default programs. A very nice feature of XY, btw, but not all people have XY, and Windows itself only allows installed programs as defaults.
"Friendly names" changed inexplicably when I changed applications, and one of the relics that I still have is that I have two "LibreOffice Writer" entries in the "Open With" menu for RTF files, and despite some serious deleting of data from the registry, they do not want to be reduced to a single entry.
Robert AH Prins
robert.ah.prins @ the.17+Gb.Google thingy
At last, a tiny bit of programming here... :mrgreen:

Stef123

Re: A little piece of magic

Post by Stef123 » 07 Apr 2014 12:05

Thanks. Relieved to hear it doesn't concern the stuff I am dealing with.

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