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Windows 7: Can't Associate File Extension with any Program


15 Jan 2011   #1

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 
Can't Associate File Extension with any Program

Hi,

I am trying to associate the .cso (Compressed PSP ISO), with the program UMDGen, but, no matter how many times I have tried, it won't work. Currently, the .cso extension is not associated with any program, so when I try to associate it with UMDGen (after I select the program location), it acts as if nothing happened. Please help, as it is really annoying.

Thanks,
Slasher


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15 Jan 2011   #2

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Have you tried this tutorial? - Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

If that doesn't work, try this program 'Associate This' - Spearit Software - Download Spearit Software Products
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15 Jan 2011   #3

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

I have tryed both your suggestions, but sadly, both failed to fix the solution.

Slasher
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15 Jan 2011   #4

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Hi,
Isn't there any option in the program itself to associate that file extention with it?
Will get back to you tomorrow. Going to bed now.
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15 Jan 2011   #5

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

Yes there is, although it simply doesnt work . good night. Isn't there a fix that can be done from regedit?

Slasher
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15 Jan 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

May be you have tried that - but you have to associate it to the .exe of the UMDGen program. Navigate to it in Program Files.
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15 Jan 2011   #7

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

And, when you open that extention, you are presented with a list of applications to choose from, choose the application and make sure the box at below 'Always use this program...' is checked.
If that doesn't work, try associating that from a command window. Sometimes, command prompt does the job where normal mouse clicks don't.
How to Use the Assoc Command to Change File Associations
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15 Jan 2011   #8

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

The program is a portable program, not an installed one, therefore, not in the Program files folder. I have pointed it to the exe of UMDGen, but even then, as I said in the first post, its just ignoring what I did.

Slasher

edit: With the assoc in the CMD it says something like 'the file association not found for extension .cso'
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15 Jan 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, that is your problem. A portable program may not be available at all times. That's why the association does not work. Can you install the program permanently?
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15 Jan 2011   #10

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

Well, actually, it HAS worked before, but a problem arised in my laptop forcing me to reinstall Windows 7. And now, it doesn't work. This program has no proper install, its just portable.

Slasher
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