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Windows 7: How does one modify advanced options for a file type?

27 Nov 2010   #11
ThisIsBill

Windows 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

OK great, thanks for all of your input and time. Hopefully I will not have to ever cross this bridge.


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07 Mar 2011   #12
dandv

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Use nirsoft FileTypesMan

I had EXACTLY the same problem when trying to pass parameters to perl.exe. In Windows XP, I could associate Perl extensions with:

Script:
C:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe "%1" %* 
which passes all command-line arguments from foo.pl to perl.exe foo.pl. In Windows 7, there is no UI for advanced file associations options, but I found a freeware utility that provides one:

NirSoft FileTypesMan



This solves a problem that bugs a bunch of Perl users - https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=66039

PS: To the person who said,
Quote:
To be honest, I don't see a point in having it, unless you want to have one default program to open the file and another program to handle the default printing. But I don't see what difference does it make, which program handles the printing, as long as the file gets printed.
That's a very narrow viewpoint. Maybe you want one program to launch a file (e.g. an interpreter) and another one to edit it (e.g. an IDE).
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10 Jul 2012   #13
Hicksi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Sorry for re-opening this topic, but this is my problem as well.
In XP, you had the ability to create your own associations with parameters, etc, AND the option of re-ordering and setting the default.
My use is that I just DON'T want to open a pdf file by default, I want to print it... Ie, the user clicks, it ends up on the printer (and if they want to view it, then they must use right-click) - remember users-are-users.
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10 Jul 2012   #14
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hicksi View Post
Sorry for re-opening this topic, but this is my problem as well.
In XP, you had the ability to create your own associations with parameters, etc, AND the option of re-ordering and setting the default.
My use is that I just DON'T want to open a pdf file by default, I want to print it... Ie, the user clicks, it ends up on the printer (and if they want to view it, then they must use right-click) - remember users-are-users.
Can't help you, but while using XP, could you actually print a .pdf without opening the PDF app first?
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10 Jul 2012   #15
Hicksi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I'll have to check at my workplace tomorrow (they're still dark-ages).
But my memory is that you can (using Advanced) set the default to NOT be Open. I believe that if I set it to print, it does just send the PDF to the printer without displaying Adobe Reader. But it just may open Adobe in the background.
User experience is what I'm trying to improve, as they get real peeved at having to click to get it displayed and then click again to print - actually they often display and wonder why it hasn't appeared on the printer!!!
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10 Jul 2012   #16
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I remember the Advanced menu where you could manipulate the options and the default, but I've always assumed it was the program's install routine that initially set them up. And I think it was dependent on the program itself as to whether or not the feature was supported, so going into the Advanced settings and modifying the options may or may not be successfull.

That said, I've not run across any GUI in w7 that's comparable to XP's Advanced menu.

I have Foxit on the w7 machine I'm using now and can print by right clicking a PDF file in Explorer.
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29 May 2014   #17
zakaronius

win 7 pro
 
 
Open-Drawing-read-only-from-Explorer

I know this is old but I don't think that the OP got a satisfactory answer. I believe that I have the same quest to find the ADVANCE tab for file types as it occurred in XP.

I am trying to find a win 7 version to this XP solution:

Open Drawing read-only from Explorer

Evidently, one can (or could in XP) set up a right click option pointing to a batch file that would give the user a right click option to open a file (a DWG file) as read-only
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