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Windows 7: Open With - Change Default Program

13 Dec 2015   #80
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by farmerbb View Post
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 ?
Ok. Here are two .reg files below. One to add the context menu, and the other to remove if needed.

I used: c:\utilities\lpex\BIN\evfwlx40.exe

I hope it'll do the trick for you.

Add_Open_with_Lpex.reg

Remove_Open_with_Lpex.reg




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14 Dec 2015   #81
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 ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2015   #82
farmerbb

ON - Ontario
 
 

Uhhh.....ok. I was hoping to see the internals of your "program", so I might better understand how it works. When I clicked on it, it just "ran". and that was it. Then I realised I was in a position of absolute trust in your assistance. So far, so good, I rebooted and yes indeed, the right click on one of the files shows not only Open with Notepad, but also Open with Lpex. What I am still missing, if you would be so kind, is a way to associate certain file types with Lpex. Can you describe a way to have Lpex appear in the Set Associations menu ? No matter WHAT I do I cannot get Win7 to retain my choice long enough for it to appear. Thanks for what you have done so far.
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14 Dec 2015   #83
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.

This is the contents of the add .reg file below. The remove .reg file just deletes it.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Lpex\command]
@="C:\\utilities\\lpex\\BIN\\evfwlx40.exe %1"
Did you need a context menu for both .exe files?

I'm afraid that it may not be possible to add Lpex to Default Programs since it's so old, and doesn't appear to be fully compatible with Windows 7.

When you right click on the file, and click on the added "Open with Lpex", it should open that file in Lpex for you if Lpex supports opening that file type. This is just a workaround since Lpex isn't being added to the default "Open with" context menu.
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14 Dec 2015   #84
farmerbb

ON - Ontario
 
 

Yes, thanks very much, it does allow me to select it if I right click on the file. It is just a bit more work to do that, as opposed to a simple double click and have the file association do the work. Oh well, if that is the best I can get, so be it. I was thinking there might be some file someplace in Win7 that retained all the file associations, that I could somehow edit to add Lpex. I appreciate the help.
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