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2014-07-13, 06:06 #1
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Adding (Not Changing) An Extension in Win8.1
I'd like to add a file extension to the list given in Control Panel/Default Programs. In WinXP the process was simple, However, in Win8,1 I can not find a way to do it.
2014-07-13, 16:33 #2
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Windows 8 is more difficult & complex for a reason: security...
and more of a pain in the butt too for: Metro/start screen apps taking over desktop associations.
[Windows 8] How to set or change default programs for different file types (and stop Windows Store apps from doing everything)
Windows 8: Associate a file Type or protocol with a specific app using GPO
How to Prevent Metro Apps from Opening Your Files in Windows 8
Have a look at the above links.
It would be a good start to first disassociate, some or many, of the Metro type apps from vying for dominance.DRIVE IMAGING
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