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Windows 7: link "default program" over-ride

15 Aug 2010   #1
salvinorum

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
link "default program" over-ride

Is it possible to make a link on the desktop, or elsewhere, and when opened, to open it with a specific program rather then the default?

Specifically, I use FF as my default browser, but I would like to use IE for a couple specific links. I know I can just open IE but it would be convenient to create an icon/link on the desktop to the location, and when opened, to be opened by IE rather then the default program for that extension (FF).

I just realized that I could make another extension, a new one not used by any program, and just make that extension opened by IE by default then rename the link on the desktop, I think that would work, but is there a way to edit the link and tell it specifically what program to use when clicked rather then the default?


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15 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Is this something you could use?
Default Programs Shortcut - Create
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15 Aug 2010   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Try going to Start/All programs/internet explorer/ right click/send to and pick diskto( creat shortcut.)
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