File Type Associations in Windows 7

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Microsoft Windows 7
Windows 7 Administration
Windows controls
On Windows 7 if you do the following:
  1. Go to the Orb and in the search box type “associated”
  2. The first item that pops up under Control Panel (1) is “Change file type associated with a file extension”
  3. If you click on that link it takes you to: Control PanelProgramsDefault ProgramsSet Associations
Is there a file under Windows associated with this link? If so where can it be found?

Software/Hardware used:
Windows 7 Ultimate

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Are you asking for something like the appwiz.cpl or the folders command in WindowsXP/Vista? This is hidden in Windows 7.

If you don’t like the control panel route, there is a freeware app called “Default Programs Editor” that lets you find hidden or unassociated file types and add them, as needed.

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  • TomLiotta
    Is there a file under Windows associated with this link? Most likely the only "file" would be the Windows registry. And the only way you would ever want to open it would be with a register editor or with programming that calls registry APIs. What are you expecting to do? Why do you need the file? Tom
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