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26 Jan 2013   #1
Davonne225

Windows 7 32 bit professional
 
 
File types in windows7

How do you access file type in windows 7. I know in windows xp you can access it through folder options


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26 Jan 2013   #2
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi Davonne225 and welcome to SF,

Please go to Start > then type in search file ass

then at top click on "Change the File type associated with a file extension"

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

Hope that helps

Cheers

Dave
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26 Jan 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Do you mean show the file extension in Windows Explorer.

resume.doc instead of just resume for instance?

If so, open the Control Panel and click on Folder Options.
Click on the View tab.
Uncheck "Hide extensions for known filetypes".
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27 Jan 2013   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That very useful option no longer exists. In XP you can reach it though folder options, but starting with Windows Vista, the whole tab has been removed, so you have to either manually modify though the registry or use 3rd party software.
A good option for replacing the missing dialog is FileTypesManager: FileTypesMan - Alternative to 'File Types' manager of Windows
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27 Jan 2013   #5
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
That very useful option no longer exists. In XP you can reach it though folder options, but starting with Windows Vista, the whole tab has been removed, so you have to either manually modify though the registry or use 3rd party software.
A good option for replacing the missing dialog is FileTypesManager: FileTypesMan - Alternative to 'File Types' manager of Windows
Hey Alejandro, this is what Ztruker was referring too.


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