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Windows 7: Custom file types.

20 Feb 2012   #1
semperlux

Windows 7
 
 
Custom file types.

Hello everyone. I'm my department's desktop admin. and have spent about a week on this problem, we just switched to W7. This question has been asked many times in this forum but no solution seems to fit my issue.

I need to associate the ".pl" extension to a Perl compiler on the network. Presently, I have to install Perl (perl.org) to associate .pl to Perl but then not able to map to the location on the network.


This is what I used to be able to do in Windows XP:
  1. Start Windows Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types
  2. Click New
  3. enter pl
  4. Click Advanced
  5. Click New
  6. Action: Open
  7. Application: "G:\Epic\Epic53\Editor\Perl\bin\perl.exe" "%1" %*
Any ideas as to how I can do this in Windows 7? I've seen some possible solutions by editing the registry but prefer to use an easier/elegant solution that I may have missed.

Thanks.

-ac


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20 Feb 2012   #2
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Semperlux and welcome to Seven Forums. You will find what you need in Control Panel->Programs.
Custom file types.-screenshot117_2012-02-20.png

Or alternatively if .pl has not been set up before you can right click on the file and select Open With->Chose default Program


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20 Feb 2012   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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20 Feb 2012   #4
semperlux

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Or alternatively if .pl has not been set up before you can right click on the file and select Open With->Chose default Program
I think that this helped! Don't know why I didn't think of this before but I appreciate you suggesting it.

Using Notepad, I created a bogus file extention, ".cata" in this example:




...and I wanted my network installed Perl interpreter to use it. Because Perl is not installed on the computer, it never lists an application or extension. After I browse for the Perl interpreter on the network, it lists it in the Window below.



It also needs to be added to my environment variables. This worked so I'm good to go. Thanks again!!

-ac
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21 Feb 2012   #5
kado897

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You are welcome semperlux.
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