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Windows 7: Associate folder (not file) with program

19 Aug 2012   #1
mocnisima

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Associate folder (not file) with program

Greetings to all of you good people.
Example:
Fifty .avi files in first and fifty more in second folder.
How to associate wmp to files in first and winamp to files in second folder.
To open directly with left click not with right and "open with".
Is it possible with some third party app?


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19 Aug 2012   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You can't associate a folder to a program. The folder could contain any number of different files from Audio to video to spreadsheets! But I am intrigued as to why you should want one program to open some files and another programs to open other files of the same format!
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19 Aug 2012   #3
mocnisima

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There must be the way.
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19 Aug 2012   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

But in my opinion what you are trying to do is illogical. Every program looks for the appropriate code in a file to enable it to parse the code and show it in a graphical way. A folder has no code as such so you cannot associate a program to it.
Still intrigued as to why you want to do this though. Of course, if you choose not to answer that then that is your choice!
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19 Aug 2012   #5
mocnisima

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is my solution to this, I replace .avi extension(in first folder) to all files with .mmm and associated it with wmp
and this works.But I must do this every time I add new file.
So, there must be some other way.
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20 Aug 2012   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Soyou are not doing what you wanted to do which was Associate folder (not file) with program! You are doing exactly the opposite and Associating a file extension with a program!
To answer your question. No as .mmm is not a recognised file extension you cannot save or capture a file to it. So you must manually rename each new file.
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20 Aug 2012   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just had another thought, there may be a way of saving these files to .mmm but I will try it first. Where do you download the files from?
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20 Aug 2012   #8
mocnisima

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Rapidshare of course.
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20 Aug 2012   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No sorry didn't work!
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