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Windows 7: Default program registry entry

28 Aug 2010   #1
jprater1209

 
 
Default program registry entry

Hi. We are installing OpenOffice on several hundred computers and we want to set it as the default program for .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, etc. files. Where is this information stored in the registry so we can push out the registry changes via a logon script? Thanks!


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28 Aug 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > currentVersion > Explorer > FileExts
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28 Aug 2010   #3
jprater1209

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > currentVersion > Explorer > FileExts
What exactly do I modify? To I add a new key, edit an existing one?
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28 Aug 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I don't really know. When installing Open Office, it should either set it as the default automatically, or give you an option to.
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28 Aug 2010   #5
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

No need to do to the registry, go to the Control Panel and and Default Programs which can also be seen on the Start menu. Then, click "Associate a file type or protocol to a program" and from there, just choose Open Office apps to be the default program for the file types you want but you have to do this manually on every computer though. So I guess you can just teach this to the hundreds of personnel and let them do that by themselves.
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23 Jun 2014   #6
hamadasaad

windows7 32bit
 
 

hi first change the default program manually and go to registry
to path HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > currentVersion > Explorer > FileExts
right click on fileExts and choose export . type the name of the key and click save . now you can use this reg key any time
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