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Windows 7: File association in windows xp mode

12 May 2010   #1

WIndows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
File association in windows xp mode

Hello All...

Please forgive me if this is a blatantly obvious question but I am learning.

Can I associate .pdf files that I try to open from within windows 7 to my .pdf software that is installed within windows xp mode? What I would like is to have my .pdf files open automatically when I click on them from in windows 7.

The only way that I can open the .pdf files right now is by opening the .pdf software ( which is installed in windows XP mode) and then navigating to the .pdf file location.

Thank-you for any helpful replies.

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12 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Orlando,

You should be able to set your XP Mode PDF software as default by right-clicking the PDF file in Windows 7, selecting "Choose default program...", clicking "Browse..." in the dialog box, then navigating to the executable. Let me know if that helps.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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12 May 2010   #3

WIndows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank-you for your reply WalkerA WinTeam.

When I attampt to navigate to the executable, I am unable to locate it from within windows 7. Where should I look for it since this software/executable is installed in windows XP mode?
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12 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

I assumed since the XP Mode programs are accessible through Start Menu > All Programs > Windows Virtual PC > Windows XP Mode Applications, that they would be selectable in the 'Choose default program' dialog (I have Home Premium so I couldn't test it for you). But it looks like I was mistaken. Hopefully someone else has a better idea of whether this would work...

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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