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Windows 7: File Association keeps Dropping for Karaoke files !


04 Jun 2009   #11

Windows XP
 
 

I spoke too soon...

Most of my Karaoke files, are in the .zip format... and Karafun, will open zip files, and play the compressed .cdg file contained in the zip.

I just associated .zip files with Karafun. Opened one, by clicking on the zip file, and it played. I rebooted, and low and behold, back in explorer, the zip files are no longer associated with Karafun. Different that .cdg, Karafun doesn't have .zip as a "checkable" option to open. It just opens then automatically...

Does anyone have any idea how to associate zip files with programs other than WinZip ?

This is the real dealbraker, as over 3000 of my Karaoke files are zipped !

the dilema continues..

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04 Jun 2009   #12

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

You cant set Karafun to .zip in file associations under the control panel? I am runnin out of ideas or places to determine file types.
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04 Jun 2009   #13

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Avien View Post
You cant set Karafun to .zip in file associations under the control panel? I am runnin out of ideas or places to determine file types.
I think you meant 'default programs' not control panel.. I don't know if there are any file association options in CP

I have installed Karafun, and choosen install as Admin every time... tried with Win XP, and Vista compatability.

Could the fact that Windows has it's own zipping ability, (and it reads .zip files) be the problem with permantly associating .zip files with non-zip apps like Karafun ?

thanks gang,
Kevin
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04 Jun 2009   #14

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

I wouldnt think there would be a problem with it. As for the Control Panel statement, i open control panel and search for File types, hence i said COntrol Panel. Sorry for the confusion.

Have you tried any other program that possibly supports CDG?
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04 Jun 2009   #15

Windows XP
 
 

there are a couple others, but they don't open zip files like Karafun

OK - now i've really screwed things up...

I went into default programs, and set rar to open .zip files... I was trying to change the file type, hoping I could get the program to open (and remember) rar files..

now, rar is the default program for .zip and it looks like it can't be changed ??? there is a selection box, but it can't be "unchecked"

Any help with this one guys ? think I read another post about someone who wanted to revert back to where a program wasn't the default...

what a pain !
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04 Jun 2009   #16

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Winrar, open it up and change the file associations in there.
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04 Jun 2009   #17

Windows XP
 
 

k guys... I'm not losing my mind here...

all along, when I looked at the file types to associate aprogram with under "associate a file type or protocol wth a program', winzip was NEVER on the list... it was only since I associated WinRAR with winzip, in the "set your default programs', that it NOW shows on that list...

so, I selected .zip from that list, associated it with Karafun, and I think it's working and sticking ! I rebooted a few times (love the speed of win 7) and zip files are still opening with karafun

tkx gang.. really appreciate the help and guidance...

Kevin
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04 Jun 2009   #18

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Glad you got it to work. Guess when it comes down to it, just reinstall all the zip programs till they show up in the Default Programs area? lol
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04 Jun 2009   #19

Windows XP
 
 

fourth reboot, and .zip files are back associated with windows extractor... (winrar has no associations within the program, nor does winzip)

so, no go

it must be something to do with windows, and it's ability to extract zip files ??? without winzip or winrar ?

I spoke too soon a 2nd time... ok, I'm gettin ready to give up !

my problem is, these files need to open with a single click... i have all these karaoke files on a touchscreen tablet... there will be no option to "right click, open as, choose program, etc)

I need .zip files to open with a program other than windows, winzip or winrar

that's it in a nutshell...
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04 Jun 2009   #20

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Uninstall Winzip, Winrar, and the karafun thing. Restart, open the zips with the default windows zip manager. then install karafun again and see if that works. Problem is there may be tooo many zip programs of your computer and they are all fighting for zip control.
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