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Windows 7: Open With - Change Default Program

19 May 2012   #70
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drugo View Post
thanks
but this doesn't work with VLC.exe and FLV extension
Hello Drugo,

Are you able to select the VLC media player in "Open with" instead?

In addition, in VLC media player, you can click on Tools (menu bar) and Preferences, then do what's in the screenshot below to set FLV to open with VLC media player.

-preferences.jpg




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19 May 2012   #71
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Drugo,

Are you able to select the VLC media player in "Open with" instead?
yes

Quote:
In addition, in VLC media player, you can click on Tools (menu bar) and Preferences, then do what's in the screenshot below to set FLV to open with VLC media player.
i downloaded the zip file
i doesn't work
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19 May 2012   #72
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What ZIP file are youy referring to??

If you mean from the link below, then no it will not work since .flv files do not have a program associated to open with by default in Windows.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Were you able set VLC as the default for FLV files using the second part of my post above through the Tools -> Preferences menu?
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19 May 2012   #73
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
What ZIP file are youy referring to??

If you mean from the link below, then no it will not work since .flv files do not have a program associated to open with by default in Windows.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Were you able set VLC as the default for FLV files using the second part of my post above through the Tools -> Preferences menu?
sorry
i downloaded vlc zip version
and it doesn't work
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19 May 2012   #74
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Give the exe version a try instead.
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13 Dec 2015   #75
farmerbb

ON - Ontario
 
 

I find it hard to believe, here it is Dec/2015, and this issue has not been fixed by Microsoft as part of a Win7 update. I have a favourite text editor, and I want my Win7 PC to recognise it as one of the "Open with" applications, and for file associations. NOTHING I have seen or tried works, unless I am willing to try to edit the registry. When I do not see it listed among the choices, I use Browse, locate it on another drive/folder and choose it, with the box ticked for 'Always use' and my choice does not "stick". Win7 seems to forget my choice as soon as I leave the browse function. This was easy in XP. Why is it impossible in Win7 ? It is getting annoying that each time I want to open one of several file types, I have to drag the file icon out to the Desktop icon, and use Open With. When I go to the Install Programs menu, all I see is CD/DVD or Web. Why is there no choice for "Already installed and running on drive X:" ? I downloaded that DefaultProgramsEditor program and that is useless. Doesn't do what it seems to advertise. Or maybe I am just dim.
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13 Dec 2015   #76
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello farmerbb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is the text editor program installed, or is it a portable standalone program? Usually, only installed programs will stay listed in Open with.

This also depends on the program being compatible with Windows 7, and properly registers itself when installed.

What's program is this for? I'll see if I may be able to test it on my system.
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13 Dec 2015   #77
farmerbb

ON - Ontario
 
 

Thanks for the response. The text editor is called Lpex, it IS installed, and I doubt it registered itself when installed. (evfwlx40.exe) I just copied it and unzipped it from a previous machine. As for compatibility, every thing I use in it seems to work, other than I just can't get Win7 to recognise it. XP handled it fine. I don't know if it is available anywhere, as it was developed by IBM, maybe 20 years ago. I continue to use it because I am familiar with it, and need nothing else to do my work. I have written many million lines of code with it and with the predecessor, EPM for OS/2.

As for "staying listed in Open With", this has NEVER appeared in Open With. Not for a second. I use Browse to tell what the application is, and Win7 just forgets my choice as soon as I leave the panel where I chose it. A thought....please tell me Windows will accept an application installed on drives other then C:.....
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13 Dec 2015   #78
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, with it being that old, it's not fully compatible to work with this properly.

If you like, post back with the full path of the evfwlx40.exe file, and I'll post back with a modified version of the tutorial below so that you will have a "Open with Lpex" in the context menu of all files.

You can then test to make sure it works properly for you with it.

Open with Notepad - Add or Remove from Context Menu of Files
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13 Dec 2015   #79
farmerbb

ON - Ontario
 
 

Thanks for the offer, I truly appreciate it. I have two copies installed, for some reason. How about either this path

c:\lpex\bin\evfwlx40.exe or c:\utilities\lpex\BIN\evfwlx40.exe

I wonder how many others will read this thread and use your response to fix a problem they too have ?
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