Problem with Windows 10 1903 file associations

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Problem with Windows 10 1903 file associations

Post by philosurfer » 13 Aug 2019 19:48

I recently had to do a clean install of 1903 and file associations are now an issue in XYplorer. If I use Windows Explorer and double click on, say, a .jpg file, my default viewer takes over. If I do that in XYplorer (20.30) I get a MS popup that has me select a program for viewing, and even if I check the box to use that viewer as the default, I get the same popup when I double-click on any image file within Windows' list (it's not happening with my camera RAW files, but I haven't set that up in Windows yet).

It seems as though some part of the program-to-system interface has changed, as I also have a problem with my email client (program) not recognizing the Windows setting that shows it's the default (almost as if they've changed the registry source for it).


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Re: Problem with Windows 10 1903 file associations

Post by highend » 13 Aug 2019 20:03

01. Create a CFA (Custom File Association) for it
"Windows Photo Viewer" {:Image}>::run """%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe"" ""%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll"", ImageView_Fullscreen <curitem>";

or whatever you want to use...

02. Group policy
Local Computer Policy
Computer configuration
Administrative templates
Windows Compononents
File Explorer
"Do not show the 'new application installed' notification"
(o) Enabled
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