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Modify Win8 File Association
Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:24 AM
It's very annoying. Is there a simple way to let me change all the files association type such as by .reg. I've tried regshot program to get certain file association change registry then import it to the registry , but with fail. As it said program is in use , forbitten ...
I can't thinks of a simple way to solve this program even in the safe mode.
Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:58 AM
Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:21 PM
Has anyone successfully managed to import and activate program/file associations using dism?
I ran a small test with the following xml on an online system, but when I select a .bmp file, Win8 still wants to start the metro app instead of the desktop app.
dism /Online /Import-DefaultAppAssociations:Z:\$W8i\$W8-Deploy\test.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <DefaultAssociations> <Association Identifier=".bmp" ProgId="Paint.Picture" ApplicationName="Windows Photo Viewer" /> <Association Identifier=".eml" ProgId="ThunderbirdEML" ApplicationName="Thunderbird" /> <Association Identifier=".wdseml" ProgId="ThunderbirdEML" ApplicationName="Thunderbird" /> <Association Identifier="mailto" ProgId="Thunderbird.Url.mailto" ApplicationName="Thunderbird" /> </DefaultAssociations>
If I check the associations via the Default Programs in Control Panel, .bmp is still associated with Fotos instead of Windows Photo Viewer. I also tried enabling the appropriate GPO entry and placing the test.xml in c:\windows\system32 but that doesn't seem to apply to local hosts.
I would like to automate setting the program/file associations during the system build process possibly at the OOBE stage. Anyone know how?
Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:11 PM
Edited by click-click, 30 August 2013 - 07:18 PM.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:18 PM
From my trials, activating default file associations on an online system has to be done via the Control Panel or with a customized OEMDefaultsAssociation.xml that is applied during the first boot after installing win8. Doing this via the registry is problematic as mentioned by the OP.
Edited by click-click, 30 August 2013 - 07:26 PM.
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