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    Global file associations?

    It seems that if I set an association for a specific file type and a specific user, it only applies to that user.

    While this seem entirely logical, it can also be problematic if there are multiple users on the same machine.

    Is there a way to set an association for a filetyle that will apply "globally" -- to all users, present and, if it happens, future as well?

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    You might walk through these steps...

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/computi...in-windows-10/

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    I'll take a look.

    edit:

    I just looked over the link, and although it does address setting default apps etc., what it does not answer is whether these settings are (or can be) global or if they are user or group specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    I'll take a look.

    edit:

    I just looked over the link, and although it does address setting default apps etc., what it does not answer is whether these settings are (or can be) global or if they are user or group specific.

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    According to this TenForums tutorial, it is per user by default...

    http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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    Too bad there isn't a way to set associations per user -- one user uses Wordpad tor txt files and another uses notepad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Too bad there isn't a way to set associations per user -- one user uses Wordpad tor txt files and another uses notepad...

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    I think the TenForums tutorial mentioned that you have to sign in as the user you want to change associations for.

    At the top of the TenForums page, there was this note:

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    Default app associations for file extensions are a per user setting by default, so you will need to be signed in to the user account you want to restore the default associations of a file extension for.

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    Chuck,

    If you have a version of windows that supports Group Policy Editor (Pro+) maybe this article will help. HTH
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    OK, thanks.

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    Thanks RG. I'll take a look.

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    The only issue with Group Policy is that if you want to use the method described in the article linked by RG each user have to logon Windows server that will push the policy. Otherwise, you are left with logging in as each user and using the Group Policy Editor on the PC to change the setting.

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    Or set the relevant registry entries manually via a global start up file.

    cheers, Paul

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    Yep. Finding the correct registry entries to change can be problematic when trying to translate Group Policy English to a registry key. Guess it depends on how motivated you are.

    Joe

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    This site has a guide for finding the corresponding GP registry keys...

    http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/

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    jwoods,

    Cool Site Thanks!
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    @jwoods,

    Nice site. Do you know what version(s) of Windows this corresponds to?

    A minute later: never mind. the filter tab tells you.

    Joe
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