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Change Icons based on extension only, not the associated application.

Question: Change Icons based on extension only, not the associated application.

Hi, I want to assign a custom icon to every file type no matter what the associated app is. I can change individual default icons, but they get overwritten by the application icon. Is it possible to do this :

And if so, how ? (I want to keep the file associations: .css and .txt are still getting open by Sublime, .ini by WordPad and so on ...)

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Change Icons based on extension only, not the associated application.

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Answer: Change Icons based on extension only, not the associated application.

The following Microsoft Dev Centre page explains how this can be done via the Registry. (Note: I have not tested this myself in Windows 10)

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

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Hi, I want to assign a custom icon to every file type no matter what the associated app is. I can change individual default icons, but they get overwritten by the application icon. Is it possible to do this :

And if so, how ? (I want to keep the file associations: .css and .txt are still getting open by Sublime, .ini by WordPad and so on ...)

Thanks.

Answer:Change Icons based on extension only, not the associated application.

The following Microsoft Dev Centre page explains how this can be done via the Registry. (Note: I have not tested this myself in Windows 10)

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

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I posted in this forum as I feel this is security related. Mods move if need be.

I'm looking for a web based (preferably PHP) change log program. It should do the following:

1. Be simple!
2. Allow people to enter descriptions of basic system changes
3. Changes should have categories by systems and can be filtered as such.
4. Time stamp the actions and have a "master display" where all changes can be viewed
5. LDAP authentication would be nice.


Does such a thing exist? My goggling has failed due to "change log" being such a popular term.
 

Answer:Web Based Change Log Application

Bumpage. I could use something similar.
 

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Hi!
So, my problem is that I want to change the icons I have with .txt extensions on my desktop.
But I want to be able to have different icons for different .txt documents.
For example, one icon for my "Bus.txt" document, and another icon for my "Train.txt" document.

Is this possible, and how can you do it?

Thanks!

Answer:Change seperate icons with .txt extension

Hello Ikka, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can change the default icon for TXT file extensions to any icon that you want using the tutorial below, but you can only use one icon for all TXT file extensions and not multiple icons.

File Extension Type Icon - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I wanted to change the icons for msn messenger on microsoft xp and when i changed it, all the icons for all the applications changed to the chosen icon.

I tried doing this :

right click desktop>properties>desktop>customize desktop....

however, this just made all the icons flash and return to the icon i chanegd the msn one to...

When i try to change them individually, the icon i am changing does the same thing, it flickers and stays the same.

Any idea how to change it to the default icons??

thanks in advanced, ishaan

p.s. i am sorry it is a bit n00bish

Answer:Application Icons changed - wont change back

Reinstalling it would probably do the trick, or you can try Tweak UI:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

Install it > open it > on the left, click on Repair > on the right make sure Rebuild Icons is selected, and click on Repair Now (Note: this will repair "all" of your icons, not just meessenger)

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When \Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations\ does not know which app should open a file type, it assigns a blank-sheet-of-paper icon to the filename.  In my case, I use a popular .html editor called NoteTab (Fooke's
Software Co.), and one of its internal Dictionary file types is .udt.  When I inspected the NoteTab file C:\Program Files (x86)\NoteTab 7\Dictionaries\Default.udt, I found the blank-sheet-of-paper icon, clicked on the context menu itemOpen
with, and forgot to uncheck the box
Always use the selected program to open this kind of file, fromChoose the program you want to to use to open this file:. 

So, I ended up binding .udt to NoteTab 7 in \Default Programs\Set Associations\.  This might not otherwise be a big potential problem, were it not for a registry search on ".udt" yielding the following 9 keys ...


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.udt

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.udt

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs\.udt

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334085195-1259877840-1684446657-1000\Software\Classes\.udt

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334085195-1259877840-1684446657-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.udt

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1334085195-1259877840-1684446657-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RecentDocs\.udt

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Answer:How can I change .udt file extension back to "Unknown application" ?

Using regedit, navigate to the merged HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive.
1. In the left pane scroll down to your .udt extension, highlight it and make a note of the value of (Default) in the right pane. This is the file type, so scroll further down past the extensions to this file type (it may not exist). If it does, right-click
it and choose Delete (this will also remove all sub-keys).
2. Scroll back up to the .udt extension, right-click it and delete it. Close regedit, you may have to restart the computer.
To be safe, I suggest you create a system restore point first, just in case something goes wrong.
3. To understand extensions, file types and their associated programs, an easier to understand example of the above is a .txt file, which we all use in Notepad:
Using a CMD prompt and typing assoc .txt will return txtfile (the file type).
Typing ftype txtfile will return %SystemRoot%\System32\notepad.exe %1 (The full path of the program that opens when the file is double-clicked and %1 representing a passed parameter)
Alternatively, look in the registry hive HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT for .txt and further down for txtfile.
I hope this helps.

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Create Icon on desktop to open a websiteYa, I?ve done that for ever and it works great. But today I was on a chat with Norton support he was on my pc remotely trying to fix a LAN Proxy problem. He uninstalled several problem malware programs and installed some other programs including Google Chrome. After he was off the system I was checking around my HP Laptop and noticed the the Desktop Icons with Apps on the PC worked but all the web based icons did not work anymore. I did the procedure like I had many times before from a web site but the Icon just will not work at all. The error I get on all of them is when I click on the icon to open itIs Application Not Found.I?ve never seen this one before but I?ll keep trying to find the solution unless one of you gentlemen have a answer for me, I do plan on uninstalling Google Chrome and testing the icons again to see if that might have something to do with it?Thanks.Rod [email protected]

Answer:Desktop Icons web site based stopped working while PC based

What browser where you using before? internet explorer/firefox/etc?also is your browser still installed or did your tech uninstall it?Or perhaps the filelocation of your browser is no longer indexed.Simple solutions are often the best

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Plz help it out
my all ms-office files automatic change to screen saver extension and the file becames not accessable. Also hide extension,and i am unable to change doc,xls etc extension.

Answer:Ms-office files extension change to .SCR extension

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I'm not sure this is possible but prolly not:

Is there any extension that will remember the saved locations based on the extension? So if I right-click on a picture and click "Save Image As" the default folder would be "Pictures". But if I right-click on a PDF and click "Save Target As" the default folder would be "PDFs". Is this possible at all or am I just wishing for things?
 

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For some file types, I always want to do the same thing. So for example, for torrents or nzbs, they always go into a watch folder for auto import. Saved pictures always go into pictures for sorting. Rar and 7zip always get extracted. Seems like there should be some software that can set these things to be done automatically based on extension. Is there anything out there like this?
 

Answer:Is there any software to perform certain actions on downloads based on extension?

for extracting stuff the best thing you'll find is ExtractNow - http://www.extractnow.com/

It can be set to monitor folders etc. so I'd set your utorrent to move downloads to a folder on complete, then have extract now monitor that 'on complete' folder

all I've got sorry~
 

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Hi everyone,

Scenario 1 (currently working): I wrote the below macro in order to change D4 and D5 to blank when the D3 selection (drop down selection) is changed. Since these cell are linked, when the D3 dropdown changes the users will be forced to make a new selection from D4 and D5.

Scenario 2 (what I would like to accomplish): Now I would like to make D5 become blank when the selection for D4 changes, but I am not able to make it do that.

Here is the code that is working right now for scenario 1:

Private Sub worksheet_change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Address <> "$D$3" Then Exit Sub
Range("D4").ClearContents
Range("D5").ClearContents
Range("D14").ClearContents
Range("D15").ClearContents
End Sub
 

Answer:VBA: change cell to blank based on change to another

Hi mjkd,

Try something like

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Address = "$D$3" Then
'Exit Sub
Range("D4").ClearContents
Range("D5").ClearContents
Range("D14").ClearContents
Range("D15").ClearContents
ElseIf Target.Address = "$D$4" Then
Range("D5").ClearContents
End If
End Sub
 

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Can somebody explain to me what a LAN Based Application is? I've tried to google it but cannot find nothing. I would imagine its an application that only operates within a LAN, so i.e an office, so it wont be able to communicate to another office?

Thanks
 

Answer:LAN Based Application

It is an application that runs only on a LAN (Local Area Network) without internet access.

The LAN could be small, 3 - 4 clients; or large with over 500 clients in multiple buildings.
I have worked in both situations and used propriatary applications that ran on the LAN, but were not designed to be accessed from the internet.

Video Conferencing, Remote Access Control, Gaming Servers, all started as LAN applications.

This is the best info I could find and it isn't much.
http://www.ehow.com/info_12023655_lan-based.html
 

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Hi,,

Many of my application icons (exe) have changed to default blue rectangle,
and other applications icons changed to unknown type (e.g. pdf icons)

I have tried windows restore - that wont work
I have tried changing from 32 bit to 16 bit and back that wont work either.

It has nothing to do with resolution. I am attaching a snapshot of what i mean.

Please help me restore them back or let me know if this is due to a virus or trojan.

Thanks a lot for your help
 

Answer:application icons changed to default blue rectangle, applications icons to unknown ty

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Jared on 2008-05-01 23:12:13
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
96: 2008-05-02 06:14:46 UTC - RP207 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
95: 2008-04-17 04:28:24 UTC - RP206 - Restore Operation
94: 2008-04-17 04:27:59 UTC - RP205 - when my computer screwed up
93: 2008-04-22 03:55:01 UTC - RP204 - System Checkpoint
92: 2008-05-02 01:11:02 UTC - RP203 - April 26


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-05-01 21:17:19 UTC - RP112 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 511 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-01 23:23:33
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 3, v.3180 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.3180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

Answer:Taskbar icons dont load + mainpage icons keep flashing + very slow application loadin

Hi, welcome to TSF!

If you still need assistance, please post a fresh main.txt log.

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Hello

I was planing to write a web based application. what language do you guys recommend i program the application in.

vbscrip
jscript
javascript
or any other language?

Answer:writing a web based application

you can write classic asp pages using vbscript. asp.net can be written in vb.net, c#, jscript.net, perl, or python.

vb can write activex controls. java is internet capable.

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I'm using an application that uses IE as the internal browser, I downloaded Adblockplus, Adfender, Admuncher(?), and others but none of them works-- AT ALL.

I checked and they're all enabled, I restarted everything, etc. Which ad blocker can you recommend for me?

I'm in Peru so that might? be relevant :/

PS. I hate IE.
 

Answer:Ad blocker for IE-based application?

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I have a neat idea that I would like to try out. Caution this is going to get nerdy not just geeky. I play D&D and my group uses a program that has our characters on it. It's a very old program made for Win 95 but I have made it work in everything from Linux to Vista.

I want to find a way to put the program online so my group can all edit their characters instead of doing it last minute before we play. I have a web server and hosting so thats no issue. My first thought is to use a VPN or terminal services but is there a way to just host the application by it's self? What I would like is something as non technical as having a desktop icon they can just click and it opens the program as if it's local.
 

Answer:make an application web based

Sure, just rewrite it in some language your web server can run and have it save all its data in an appropriate database accessible to the web server.


If you're talking about just putting the .exe on your website, it doesn't really work that way. By default, Windows won't run programs from the internet, and the web server won't allow you to write data to it. Depending on how the app works, you may be able to give each person a copy and configure it to save its data remotely in a central location. It might be possible to do something like Sysinternals Live, but I doubt you'd be able to do with just regular hosted webspace. That also doesn't take into account the saving/sharing of data, just the remote access to the .exe.
 

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This may seem a weird request, but..I run both a Windows XP Machine and a RISC OS machine.My present PC does not have a floppy drive, but I need to get a programme which has been written for the PC off the floppy and into the PC from where I can then run it, my old PC had a floppy so I was able to run and install it from there but now I need it on CD or be able to change its extension.The RiscOS machine can read the disc and copy it via my LAN onto the Harddrive of the Windows PC but in the transfer its name is changed from "Uniprint.EXE" to "Uniprint exe,fe4 file". As it is an application how can I change this back to its original once it has been copied to the PC as it will not run as it stands.

Answer:Changing the DOS extension for a application

Can you not just rename it to Uniprint.exe once it is on the PC?

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Hey guys

Well heres the next problem, anytime I open a program that has a hyperlink to take you to there website, i get this error
(no application associated with the given filename extension)

has anyone ever seen this error?
And know i dont know what might have changed to make this come about.
I've scanned for virus's ,adware,spyware, etc.
Just wondering what the deal is.

System
Asus A7n8x
AMD 3000Xp chip
1.5 3200DDR ram
120 gig HD
radion 9800 pro
windows xp pro SP1
IE 6.0
 

Answer:no application associated with the given filename extension

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all .exe in my pc changed to lnk and you need to open them to choose suitable program and so that

Answer:my application became extension ink how to can finish that

It might be the work of a virus. To fix the reported issue get the EXE fix from here:http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...If necessary run the LNK fix too.Then run your virus scans and also MalwareBytes freebie for starters.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I've disabled the application based dolby settings on my thinkpad t470p but it still keeps switching to the voice setting all the time. Anyone else have this problem?

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A user has resized a window within a hosted web application to the point where it is exactly OK/too small, meaning it flickers back and forth between having scroll bars and not. While it is in this state, it essentially freezes out any other [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]commands[/COLOR][/COLOR] in the window or ability to resize it. Are there any ways to interupt this, delete application window size preferences or other ideas? I know this is data that is stored locally as I can execute the same functions on another PC sucessfully. This is viewing of a web hosted PC based medical application by a standard PC running Windows 7, IE9. Is there a way to delete user preferences for the application so it will default to orginal window sizing?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Re-Sizing of Web Based Application Windows

As a workaround, you could try a free program I use myself to automatically resize your different applications. I know how annoying this can be, in my case, especially for Internet Explorer.

AutoSizer
 

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Greeting,

I'm trying to run an application, named Da51, STK, and POS, which are written in MS-DOS based since 20 years ago.

Now here's the thing, I tried to right-click on the .exe file.
- A box (which suppose to be ms-dos box) pop-up and immediately disappeared.

I execute command.com, I went to that folder, and manually type in the command myself.
- 1st attempt, nothing happen
- 2nd attempt, an error message pop up.

16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
C:\Windows\system32\command.com
The NTVDM CPU has encoutered an illegal instruction.
CS:0000 IP:0077 OP:f0 37 05 0e 02 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

p/s: Please take note that, all these applications are RUNNING WELL in Windows 98.

I research online, went to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314106 and http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314495. But both doesn't really solve my problem.

I manage to run command.com. However, I'm confused with this part.

Check program-specific issues
The following functions do not work in Windows XP:
&#8226; All MS-DOS functions except task-switching API (application programming interface) functions are supported.
&#8226; Block mode device drivers are not supported. Block devices are not supported, so MS-DOS I/O control (IOCTL) APIs that deal with block devices and SETDPB functions are not supported.
&#8226; Interrupt 10 function 1A returns 0; all other functions are passed to read-only memory (ROM).
&#8226; Interrupt 13 c... Read more

Answer:Running MS-DOS based application on Windows XP

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For the pharmacy I have made an application to support a drug preparation. This application is used in public pharmacies as well as in hospitals and industry.
This is a web-based application. So the installation has been done on the server with a configuration within IIS.
The clients start the application in InternetExplorer.
Why InternetExplorer? Because the client's preparation protocols, raw materials need to be weighed and labels must be printed. Hereby I use self-programmed ActiveX controls. And other browsers do not support ActiveX controls.
The web-based application is generally found to be good.
As Edge is increasingly "pushing", InternetExplorer seems to be the cornerstone, as well as the application described above.
My questions are now:
- How long are web-based applications still supported?
- Will Edge support ActiveX controls in the future?
- Is there an alternative?
I would appreciate if there were sound answers to the above questions.
Sincerely,
Wim

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Greeting,

I'm trying to run an application, named Da51, STK, and POS, which are written in MS-DOS based since 20 years ago.

Now here's the thing, I tried to right-click on the .exe file.
- A box (which suppose to be ms-dos box) pop-up and immediately disappeared.

I execute command.com, I went to that folder, and manually type in the command myself.
- 1st attempt, nothing happen
- 2nd attempt, an error message pop up.

16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
C:\Windows\system32\command.com
The NTVDM CPU has encoutered an illegal instruction.
CS:0000 IP:0077 OP:f0 37 05 0e 02 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

p/s: Please take note that, all these applications are RUNNING WELL in Windows 98.

I research online, went to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314106 and http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;314495. But both doesn't really solve my problem.

I manage to run command.com. However, I'm confused with this part.

Check program-specific issues
The following functions do not work in Windows XP:
? All MS-DOS functions except task-switching API (application programming interface) functions are supported.
? Block mode device drivers are not supported. Block devices are not supported, so MS-DOS I/O control (IOCTL) APIs that deal with block devices and SETDPB functions are not supported.
? Interrupt 10 function 1A returns 0; all other functions are passed to read-only memory (ROM).
? Interrupt 13 calls that deal with prohibited disk access are not s... Read more

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I have a web based application and want it to port it on Windows Vista . What are the procedures I must follow to check for its compliance on safe deployment on Vista?

Answer:Web Based Application Compliance Testing

Let's see. I have no clue, but if I think about it, it must be:
Does your web server software work properly in Vista?
Which flavor of Vista do you plan on using?
Do you have the hardware to support it?
Have you checked into any of the documentation?
If you have checked into the documentation, promptly ignore it, set up your own test box, and see how things shake out. If what you find out on your own correlates with the documentation, then you might start to have some confidence.

That's where I would start if it were me. Essentially, a web service comes down to the web-server software, some sort of a middle tier, and I would imagine some sort of database. Are they compatible with Vista?

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Hi Guys,
I tried developing a windows based voice recognition software & since we are at beta stage, we are giving away our application for FREE for next few weeks. You can download the full version of the app from here: http://www.automator.in/#download
(Use Promo Code: FREE10 - To get lifetime validity From Register Button In App.)
Looking forward to hear your feedback / suggestions.

Thanks,
Team Automator

 

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Hi,

Could anyone tell me which of the many languages I should/could use to develop a browser based application meant to support database functions (store/retreival to local disk of user inputs) and that could read and send data off the host PC serial port. I'm not looking for client/server stuff, just a plain browser based application running on a local machine for accessing its local serial port and sending/storing data to or from it. I could do it using WinAPI or MFC but I would prefer to have the familiar web based application instead.

I'm not familiar with ASP.NET, PHP, XML, SQL etc... so I wonder if any of them could dot the job ??

Thanks in advance.
 

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Theoretically speaking, if different types of malware files where to penetrate past Kapsersky's protection and get placed into "Low Restricted", how much damage is possible under default settings?
 

Answer:Kaspersky Policy Based Application Control

Theoretically speaking, damage same as trusted group. Low restricted is basically trusted group in default settings (Automatic mode). Application control is for interactive mode, in which the prompts gets issued, then Low restricted is useful as much as the user knows.
 

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Hi,
I want to create a new file extension named ".emsof" and associate any text editor with it like notepad++ in windows 8.1
Moreover all of these files should be searched by having filter of "*.emsof" like any other ordinary files.
Please guide me about how to do it?
Thanks.

Answer:Creating a new file extension and associate an application

You can just create a file with that extension and on a right click menu go to "Open With" and associate with a program you want. If you want it to stay like that, choose "Choose Default program".
Alternatively, you can open it's file properties and set default there. BTW, you can create a "Dummy" (empty) file with that extension. There's other ways but this ones are simplest.

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Hi,
I want to create a new file extension named ".emsof" and associate any text editor with it like notepad++ in windows 8.1
Moreover all of these files should be searched by having filter of "*.emsof" like any other ordinary files.
Please guide me about how to do it?
Thanks.

Answer:Creating a new file extension and associate an application

Originally Posted by Karan


Hi,
I want to create a new file extension named ".emsof" and associate any text editor with it like notepad++ in windows 8.1
Moreover all of these files should be searched by having filter of "*.emsof" like any other ordinary files.
Please guide me about how to do it?
Thanks.



Simple way, configure windows to show file extensions. Create a new text file, rename, change extension to emsof, confirm change. Double click or select open with, make sure check mark is set to always open that type with the selected app, select app, done. Emsof file extension will now open with the selected text editor.

I dont get the other part about searching for and filtering emsof. You can search and filter any file you want in windows regardless of extension or name. Just set the criteria. As long as there are .emsof files in the file system, they will pop up.

edit: well, it seems you posted this twice. Someone else answered on your other thread.

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I use several different word processors, two of which are Atlantis and Jarte. Both create (mostly) .rtf files. My favorite kind.
 
On my XP computer, Atlantis and Jarte (and every other word processor I've ever used) show their own icons in Explorer. If I use Atlantis to create an .rtf file, that file shows Atlantis' icon, and every file I create in Jarte shows Jarte's icon.
 
On my Win7 machine, that is not happening. I get an icon that Windows believes is the default .rtf file and that's all. Is there some way I can change that behavior to the XP way of displaying icons?
 
Yes, I did change the default .rtf application hoping that would fix the "problem", but it did not. It only changed the default icons to the app I chose as the default. I would very much like to know, at a glance,  which wordprocessor created a specific file.
 
If you can help, I thank you very much. If not, thanks anyway.
 
 

Answer:File Type Icons vs Application Icons

Unfortunately, that will not happen within Windows 7.  One work-around is to have, under a master rtf folder, an rtf folder for X program and an rtf folder for program Y, with programs X & Y preset to save everything in their assigned directories.

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Hi All,

Im trying to install AT&T application which is a profile based application. Means it installs in the user profile directly instead of other location.

My Problem is user dont have the admin access, either i need to use my ID or administrator ID. Which installs application into Appdata\Local folder which wont be accessible by other users.
How to i enable the application for other users as well without providing admin access

Answer:Installing profile based application in other users folder

What ATT app is this? If it's for accessing the internet then that doesn't require any installed program, just plug in the wire or access wireless signal via icon in SYstem Tray. Any installed program beyond this for this purpose is bloatware.

But once we know what the program is for exactly we can help you better.

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Hi,

I think the title sums it up, but I will expand a little more on it.

I have a web-based application that when I attempt to perform a function, brings up the IE11 context menu. The application's menu also appears (which is what I want), but in order to proceed with my task, I have to kill the IE menu via Task Manager.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've attached a picture.

Thanks in advance!

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HI There,
 
I'm looking for a simple windows service that I can schedule to run that will do the following:
 
1.  Search a .log file for a given phrase - "fail" for example.
2.  If this is found, send an email and alert (screen popup) to the administrators.
 
I may need to resort to a batch file do this, but I hope was hoping something already existed and I could have this up and running very quickly.
 
Please let me know if you know of anything that fits the bill.
 
Thanks.

Answer:Looking for an application that searches in a file and emails based on finding

This is a simple batch file if you have an e-mailer that lets you send from the command line.  I haven't tried this in ages on Windows, so I don't know which one(s) might be available.
 
You should take a look at the post, How to create a command-line toolkit for Windows, on these very forums, paying special attention to the "grep" command that's part of UnixUtils.  Grep allows you to do the kind of search for text content you're seeking with ease.  You can then either query the status code returned after the command or redirect the output of the command to a file, and check that its size is not 0 bytes, to determine whether it found what you're looking for.  A simple 'if' construction afterward to trigger the e-mail to be sent and you're done.
 
You may prefer to go with installing Cygwin rather than the UnixUtils if you want something more current and want to have a more extensive set of Unix commands available to you under Windows.

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I have accidently set my .ext default program to Notepad and I want to change it back to an unknown application I have tried deleting it in regedit and it just sets it back to notepad even when I restart my computer afterwards any help would be much appreciated

Answer:How do i change default application to Unknown Application

Hello Jerry, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I've added .ext to the list in the tutorial below to restore it's default association.

Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Removed Western Digital Smartware from computer. When rebooted, all shortcut icons changed to image of Windows WordPad.lnk. When clicking icon, only change is a WordPad page, with (what I call) random characters. (note- to a computer-literate person, these random characters may have a meaning. I am not comp-literate). Program associated with icon does not open. Have no access to any program except Windows "start" icon,Recycle bin, Control Panel icon. Windows "start" icon opens, but all listed programs display WordPad icon, all open to WordPad page, display random characters as above. Tried System Restore. Unfortunately, all backups on Western Digital HDD, now not accessible. Boy am I stupid. Tried Winhelponline.com....fix does not work.Tried SevenForums fix..also does not work. Am lost and ready to call in the Marines. Can anyone suggest anything? With much Thanks, drbob.

Answer:all icons on desktop have the extension .lnk

Try IconCache Rebuilder http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rebui...http://mintywhite.com/windows-7/reb...

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A friends son has contacted me saying all his desktop shortcuts have lost their name and have been replaced by the a name ending with .inkI know this is the link file extension relating to shortcuts.He also gets no response when clicking on the start button.The last thing he did before shutting down the machine yesterday was to run Adaware and delete the 'problems' that identified.He is running a good spec machine with XP Pro.I recall a while ago someone with a similar problem but I have been unable to locate that thread using the search box.Can anyone please point me to that thread or if not have any thoughts as to how to resolve this problem.Thanks

Answer:Desktop icons and .ink extension

System Restore?I think it is Lnk not Ink.

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I have a Watchguard FireBox 1000x firewall that is providing NAT, Content filtering and VPN for my school district. One of the features of my firewall is the ability to block files based on their file extension. I currently am blocking .exe's and .zips and a bunch of other ones. This has really cut down on the amount of spyware that is being installed. Yesterday I decided to start blocking .vbs scripts. Now I am getting a lot of lines in my log like this one:

10/21/04 14:24 http-proxy[16874]: [10.4.2.45:1208 149.48.192.122:80/includes/flash/dispatcher.vbs] Request denied: Unsafe URL `/includes/flash/dispatcher.vbs' denied

Are .vbs extensions used for a lot of legitimate sites? Should I allow them?

Here's the full list of extensions I'm currently blocking, does anyone see any others that I should allow, or maybe I'm missing some that I should be blocking. All input is appreciated.

BAT
CHM
CMD
CPL
EXE
ISO
MP3
MSI
PIF
RAR
REG
SCR
SHS
TORRENT
VB
VBS
WMA
WSC
WSF
ZIP
 

Answer:Firewall application level extension blocking opinion

I believe this is to verify your currntly loaded version of Flash Player on the client PC. It is better to leave the VBS files blocked as they probably really don't need to be running any flash animations.
 

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I'm trying to open in Excel 2010 a file with .exf extension that is always a pipe delimited text file. I have set, using Windows file associations, to open this type of file with Excel. But, I would like for it to recognize that it is pipe delimited, so that I don't have to click on Delimited, Other, "|" to import the file. Any ideas? I also thought about using a macro to save some steps as well. Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Excel import pipe delimited file based on file extension

Hi, welcome tothe forum
Macro is the solution, just start the macro recorder, give it a name and do what you do, stop the recorder and you have the macro.
Simple as pie
 

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I have two icons that I want to assign to two folders. Unfortunately, something has gone wrong. Let me explain what happened step by step:

1. I have two folders: "A" and "B".
2. I have two icons (.ico files): "A" and "B".
3. I place icon "A" in folder "A" and icon "B" in folder "B".
4. I assign icon "A" to folder "A" and icon "B" to folder "B".
5. I notice that I've switched the icons around.
6. I move icon "A" to folder "B" and icon "B" to folder "A".
7. I rename icon "A" to "B" and icon "B" to "A".
8. I assign icon "A" to folder "A" and icon "B" to folder "B".
9. I notice that I still get to see the switched-around icons that I assigned in step 4 in the large and extra large icon views. In the smaller views the folder icons are now correct.

Here's what I did to try solve this problem:

- Follow two tutorials: Icon Cache - Rebuild and Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8 (for .ico files).
- Remove the icon cache using the Disk Cleanup utility.
- Run "sfc /scannow" and "chkdsk /f /r".
- Run CCleaner to cleanup the registry and manually remove some registry keys that I pinpointed by looking for the registry keys that change when I assign an icon to a folder.
- Restart the computer and the "explorer.exe&... Read more

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Hello! So I just signed up here because I'm desperate and don't know what to do.


So basically, I thought the windows 10 default folder icons were pretty bland and ugly so I decided to change them. I read that you could change your default icons by going into to registry and I did just that. Long story short, it didn't work so i deleted the registry folder that I had just created, like they said you could. I was very careful (or so I think) to not touch anything else


But now I'm worried I might have messed up somewhere because now I can't change icons for some of the folders I use. Not sure if this was a problem before that I didn't notice or if it's due to me messing around with things I don't understand.


As things are now, I can change icons for folders that I created but the folders that came with the system (like documents, music, movies, downloads etc) I'm currently unable to change. The thing is, I was able to change the folder icons just a while ago, so I changed them all by right clicking on the folder, choosing properties and then changing the icon, and that worked fine. Then I decided to just use the default icons anyway but I was only able to switch back some of them, and some of those now had the wrong folder icon. My "downloads" folder is just a blank white space for example and I'm unable to change it.

To show an example (I'm sorry the text is in swedish I hope you can somewhat understand):

Properties for an ordinary folder... Read more

Answer:Unable to change folder icons + folders showing the wrong icons

Hi, whenever you are about to make changes to your registry, back up beforehand. So you now know that and I'll show you an excellent way to rescue yourself in future.

First, do you have System Restore turned on (it's off by default in '10), and do you have any useful restore points?
Second, have you made a system image using Windows Backup and Restore or do you use disk imaging?

Either of those could let you restore your PC to a point before you made these changes- hopefully System Restore would protect enough to reverse your changes.

Please advise.

If you can't do that, and you are convinced there is a problem, then you may have two options, assuming you've not done some damage to the registry.

1. If you create a new user account for test purposes, do your folders look normal?

2. If not, I suggest you do an in-place upgrade repair install.
I will provide the instructions if necessary when you have replied.

Please post back and advise on these points.

I can also tell you how to achieve this quite easily and relatively safely:
Now here's the backup method we strongly recommend:
Creating disk images lets you restore Windows and all your disks and partitions to a previous working state, quickly and probably without technical help.

You can recover from:
- a failed disk drive (restore to a new one)
- ransomware (which encrypts your disk)
- user error
- unrecoverable problems from failed updates to problem programs
- unbootable PC (hardware faults aside)

Images also... Read more

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Hello! So I just signed up here because I'm desperate and don't know what to do.


So basically, I thought the windows 10 default folder icons were pretty bland and ugly so I decided to change them. I read that you could change your default icons by going into to registry and I did just that. Long story short, it didn't work so i deleted the registry folder that I had just created, like they said you could. I was very careful (or so I think) to not touch anything else


But now I'm worried I might have messed up somewhere because now I can't change icons for some of the folders I use. Not sure if this was a problem before that I didn't notice or if it's due to me messing around with things I don't understand.


As things are now, I can change icons for folders that I created but the folders that came with the system (like documents, music, movies, downloads etc) I'm currently unable to change. The thing is, I was able to change the folder icons just a while ago, so I changed them all by right clicking on the folder, choosing properties and then changing the icon, and that worked fine. Then I decided to just use the default icons anyway but I was only able to switch back some of them, and some of those now had the wrong folder icon. My "downloads" folder is just a blank white space for example and I'm unable to change it.

To show an example (I'm sorry the text is in swedish I hope you can somewhat understand):

Properties for an ordinary folder... Read more

Answer:Unable to change folder icons + folders showing the wrong icons

Hi, whenever you are about to make changes to your registry, back up beforehand. So you now know that and I'll show you an excellent way to rescue yourself in future.

First, do you have System Restore turned on (it's off by default in '10), and do you have any useful restore points?
Second, have you made a system image using Windows Backup and Restore or do you use disk imaging?

Either of those could let you restore your PC to a point before you made these changes- hopefully System Restore would protect enough to reverse your changes.

Please advise.

If you can't do that, and you are convinced there is a problem, then you may have two options, assuming you've not done some damage to the registry.

1. If you create a new user account for test purposes, do your folders look normal?

2. If not, I suggest you do an in-place upgrade repair install.
I will provide the instructions if necessary when you have replied.

Please post back and advise on these points.

I can also tell you how to achieve this quite easily and relatively safely:
Now here's the backup method we strongly recommend:
Creating disk images lets you restore Windows and all your disks and partitions to a previous working state, quickly and probably without technical help.

You can recover from:
- a failed disk drive (restore to a new one)
- ransomware (which encrypts your disk)
- user error
- unrecoverable problems from failed updates to problem programs
- unbootable PC (hardware faults aside)

Images also... Read more

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plz help me to change the .ink extension of my desktop icons back to normal. if am trying to open firefox then a box appears and asks to open with what should i do plz help me to get out of this due to i can't do any work on the laptop every icon is opening with the same dialog box plzz helpme

Answer:my desktop icons are changed to .ink extension so plz help

Windows 7 - Default File Type Associations - Restorehttp://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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Im having an issue with the file extension images.

For HTML there notepad icon and others just show as the icon that doesn't show a program to open the file with (Unknown)
This icon:

How can I fix this please
 

Answer:Solved: File Extension Icons

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Hello All,
In preparation of installing Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, I would like to change my old MBR based PC to a GPT based PC. What is the best way to accomplish this? I am already done converting all of my drives to GPT except my C: drive, do I change that before, during or after installing the new edition of Windows 10? My system is based on:

Intel Haswell i5 4690
Asus motherboard, Z-97 A
Crucial 256 GB SSD

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello All,
In preparation of installing Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, I would like to change my old MBR based PC to a GPT based PC. What is the best way to accomplish this? I am already done converting all of my drives to GPT except my C: drive, do I change that before, during or after installing the new edition of Windows 10? My system is based on:

Intel Haswell i5 4690
Asus motherboard, Z-97 A
Crucial 256 GB SSD

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:I Need To Change My MBR PC To GPT Based PC

It's been done before.
Here's the link that I posted on how it's done.
Solved Old Recovery partition - Windows 10 Forums
Or follow this Video:

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hi there

i start to get really weird problem lately...

the Explorer toolbar of windows 7 sometimes show me different icons only in progrems that use admin rights, relate to windows, use..java? o_O

it show the icons of the last progrem i used, like if i will enter to Utorrent window, then i will see it icon on the next progrem i will try to launch like Windows defender.. (only in progrems that use admin rights, relate to windows, and use Java, games and etc not effect by that).

however when i restart my pc the problem is fixed.. till i open progrems like Jdownloader or progrem that use Java (i think... i not test it many times yet..), or wait really alot of time when the pc is on... there is a small chance that it come from some filters or codecs because i watch animes really alot and use CCCP codec pack...

this problem happend to me long time ago and was fixed by itself.. i also format since then so i thought it was gone for good...

anyone know how to fix it? O_o

*i attach two pics , and btw i have Hebrew language OS so don't panic when you see the desktop from right to left instead of left to right ^^

Answer:Weird problem, explorer toolbar icons sometimes change to other icons

Hello egozi44

You could try this see if that helps the mystery of changing icons - Icon Cache - Rebuild

Danny

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Hello, when i first got my compute i installed a custom theme changing basically evrything about my computer and its apearence on the desktop. This includes the icons as well. When i tried to revert back to the original windows 7 icons it seems that this theme (which is third party I should mention has changed their icons to the default ones) has made the their icons the default. I was wondering if their is a way to get the original windows 7 icons back.
Thanks

Answer:Can't Change Back to Default Windows 7 Icons from another Themes Icons

Try this: Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Hi All,

Wondering if you can offer me some pointers here......

Brink put together an excellent tutorial on this process for Windows 7 (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tom-icons.html) and with some adaption for the revisions to the Metadata Authoring Wizard contained in the Windows 10 Drivers Kit I have already customised my device icons and even provided some (limited) assistance to others grappling with the task (iPhone shown as Unspecified in Devices and Printers).

All that is, with a couple of pesky exceptions namely the main system icon which remains set at it's somewhat bland generic Windows 10 image and I am at a loss as to how to change it to a more representative custom image....

Secondly, the (ugly) generic icon representing the WiFi Gigabit Router (always shown under the custom name assigned to my network) is inaccessible ("greyed out") such that selecting properties (right click) and bring up the properties dialogue offers the usual "General", "Hardware" and "UPnP" tabs but the "Properties" button on the "Hardware" tab is "greyed out" and thus non of the required Hardware ID's can be accessed.

Returning to the "System" icon customisation I am able to access the Properties and from the Hardware Tab to select "ACPI x64-based PC" from a very comprehensive "System Devices" list and then to select the "Properties" button and from the resulting "... Read more

Answer:Change Device Icons with Custom Icons - Devices & Printers

....Just realised meant to include a shot of the Devices & Printers folder icons:

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Hi All,

Wondering if you can offer me some pointers here......

Brink put together an excellent tutorial on this process for Windows 7 (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tom-icons.html) and with some adaption for the revisions to the Metadata Authoring Wizard contained in the Windows 10 Drivers Kit I have already customised my device icons and even provided some (limited) assistance to others grappling with the task (iPhone shown as Unspecified in Devices and Printers).

All that is, with a couple of pesky exceptions namely the main system icon which remains set at it's somewhat bland generic Windows 10 image and I am at a loss as to how to change it to a more representative custom image....

Secondly, the (ugly) generic icon representing the WiFi Gigabit Router (always shown under the custom name assigned to my network) is inaccessible ("greyed out") such that selecting properties (right click) and bring up the properties dialogue offers the usual "General", "Hardware" and "UPnP" tabs but the "Properties" button on the "Hardware" tab is "greyed out" and thus non of the required Hardware ID's can be accessed.

Returning to the "System" icon customisation I am able to access the Properties and from the Hardware Tab to select "ACPI x64-based PC" from a very comprehensive "System Devices" list and then to select the "Properties" button and from the resulting "... Read more

Answer:Change Device Icons with Custom Icons - Devices & Printers

....Just realised meant to include a shot of the Devices & Printers folder icons:

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Iconman_R, follow-up to it's appearance on my task mgrRE: Iconman_R, follow-up to it's appearance on my task mgr. processes, now trying to uninstall Realteck progs., inc sound card reader, which may ruin sound for me, but this is what started it. Google shows lots of malware possibilities, in form of trojan):Hi. I was troubleshooting delay in Windows 7 shut down and saw ASUS files maybe causing slow shut down, so uninstalled ASUS web storage and multiframe (which I don't remember why I had it) and now all my desktop icons of shortcuts and text files have a CLOCK icon (4:00 to be exact)! I am afraid some kind of schedule to delete my files has begun on my own machine, at 4:00! I can't change any icons to a different icon, it's a blue clock saying 4:00. To Asus support: I was about to restore program and start synching files too. I was having problems deselecting default file locations and setting up my own locations. Just help me assure that my files will be ok and this desktop icon change doesn't mean anything and is not a system-wide icon change, afraid to look, but I will.

Answer:Iconman_R + ASUS unist.= change icons to clock icons!

You have now posted this on two different forums here, and it reads like a follow-up to some communication or other. The last bit on this one is addressed to Asus support. We are nothing whatever to do with them or any other company.Maybe you need to find whatever website you were communicating with. If you really did intended to ask for help on this forum then give us the background so that we properly understand it.EDIT:I see another helper has picked this up, so maybe that will help and/or I misunderstood this one.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Can change folder and shortcut icons with XP features, but is there an XP feature or 3rd party software package (possibly freeware) that can change (all extension types) file icons ?
Am looking at shareware (about $20) 'IconChanger 3.7' but not sure what file extensions it can work with (have emailed IC tech support for that list, but have not yet heard back).
Any ideas ?
 

Answer:How to change file/s icons in addition to folder & shortcut icons ???

I've found a couple of free ones. There's the XP Transformation Pack which will make XP look like Vista (I think). I have another one, but I can't remember what it's called or where I downloaded it from. I think I have the info at home (I'm at work right know) and if I find it, I'll be sure to post it...

Edit: here's one I found whilst Googling. It's an icon pack for about 30 or 40 different extensions....
http://interfacelift.com/icons-win/details.php?id=1928 Their home page provides access to a bunch of other icons... check it out.. If you're interested in making your own icons, there's lots of tools out there. The free ones are OK but usually limited in features. IconCool is one of the better ones, but it's not free. I Googled "XP icons" and found lots of stuff...

Edit #2: if you have seen icons already on your PC that you'd like to extract for personal use, use IconSnatcher. It will look inside EXE files and DLL files (and lots of others) http://www.snapfiles.com/get/iconsnatcher.html
 

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Homepage: http://www.aviary.com/tools

About Aviary Application Suite :

Aviary has a suite of powerful creative applications that you can use right in your web browser.
There's nothing to download or install, so you'll have instant access from any computer.

Aviary Application Suite Apps:

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Our full-featured image editor has layers, masks, effects, undo history, and all that other good stuff. All the tools you need to edit your images (and then some)!

Vector Editor - Learn more
Work with our powerful path engine and bezier curves to create fully scalable vector art. Perfect for logos, text graphics, illustrations and more.
Effects Editor - Learn more
Experiment with a wide range of terrains and patterns, or create your own photo effects. You really have to try it out to believe it; there's nothing else quite like it.
Image Markup - Learn more
Use Falcon to crop, resize, or markup images and web pages from your browser or desktop. Ideal for designers, bloggers, and meme enthusiasts.

Music Creator - Learn more
A range of instruments perfect for creating your own loops and beats. Make ringtones and sound effects, or import them into Myna to create your very own full-length tunes.
Audio Editor - Learn more
Remix music tracks, audio clips, or original Roc beats. Apply sound effects and record your own voice or instruments! The production values of a studio, in the cloud.

Screen Capture - Learn more
Quickly capture imag... Read more

Answer:Aviary Application Suite free browser-based design tools

Nice, this could be handy since its free and nothing to install.
 

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Trying to find the name of file extension used for icons in the Control panels in Win98 or Me.Think is something like *cpl or *cwl but unsure.I have searched back but carn't fidn a old post from about 10 months ago when I asked this question before.

Answer:File Extension name for ICONS in Control Panel ?

The exstension used for many is *.ico

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OS = Windows XP
Alright, well everybody knows that you can open any folder, select Tools > folder options, select the File Types tab, select the desired extension, select advanced, and edit the icon accordingly. This will change the icon that will appear for any extension that is know to your system.

My question is where is this information saved? Whenever you change these icons and hit apply, is there a certain system/text file that is edited to show the directory of the icon source and what extension it applies to? For instance, when you change the icon of a folder a desktop.ini hidden file is saved within the folder that has the directory of the icon. Is there some sort of "master database" text file that has all of this information?

I ask because I want to be able to backup the (extension icon) information and copy it onto any computer system which will in turn instantly change all of my extension icons to my liking. Of course, I would have to copy over my icons to the appropriate directory before doing so but that would not be a problem for me seeing how I have them all saved and organized into a single folder.

Again comparing to the folder desktop.ini concept, you can simply copy and paste the desktop.ini file into any folder and the folder's icon/appearance will instantly change to w/e the file says. I want to accomplish this but for the extension icons and all at the same time!

Any info would be much appreciated!
 

Answer:Solved: Backup and restore Extension icons!?

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Windows 8Excel 2010I need to change file extensions on about 2500 items in a Excel worksheet. The extension is .JPG and is case sensitive when uploading to a website builder. I need to change all the extensions from JPG to jpg.

Answer:change file extension

Choose Find & Select in the Editing group on the Home tab, and then select Replace on the pulldown menuThen in the dialogue box that comes up put in JPG for find and jpg for replace

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hicould anyone help i am looking for a free file conversion program to convert various files ie.wdb to exel the wdb is a works data base file but idont have works installed thanks chippy

Answer:change file extension

It is possible that you already have the software.Excel being the fully fledged one, has an option to "Open Files" > "Files of type" - Microsoft Works files. My Excel is 97 and the option is for Works 2, yours may be different.

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Hi,
I'm researching my 'Family Tree'. Recently my hardriver gave up the ghost. Fortunately I made a backup prior to it's malfunction. Unfortunately when trying to re-enter the backup file into a new programme, it will not except the file extension.
Background: Around 2005, I downloaded a "free" version of 'Ancestry Family Tree' from their website which used the file extension .aft
After purchasing Ancestry's 'Family Tree Maker 2009 Platinum' software, I find it's file extension is .ftm and won't accept the .aft extension.
I have contacted Ancestry re problem, but they were not much help, saying Ancestry does not use the .aft extension.
Can you suggest a way which will enable me to enter my backup file with extension .aft into the new programme!!!
Will appreciate any help offered... Thanks
 

Answer:File extension change!

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I deleted Real Player because it always tries to send hidden message to its server. But how do I change those file extensions, such as .rmvb, etc., and let either Quick Time or Windows Media Player to work?

Thank you.

Dellhell

Answer:How To Change File Extension

Instead of trying to convert files, you could download Real Alternative. It plays Real Player files without the other unnecessary nonsense. And it's free.http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

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I have a friend that was using an ACAD program, he made changes to an existing document and it was autosaved as a .bak, now he says he wants to go back to the other version and he is trying to change the extension to .dwg. It tells him that he needs administrator permission. He is the administrator. Does anyone know how he can get his last saved ACAD document back?
 

Answer:trying to change file extension

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I recently recorded 80 minutes of TV on the hard drive of my DVD player/recorder. I then copied it onto USB stick and plugged it into a laptop. The file format is .ts and size is 6.7gB. Is there an application I can use to open the .ts file, and then save in a different format. 6.7gB is ridiculously large for 80 minutes of video.
 

Answer:Change file extension

Changing the extension portion of the name never alters the contents nor changes the file size.




save in a different formatClick to expand...

most likely you need a utility which can convert to another movie format.
 

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I have a music file that I am currently unable to burn onto a CD because it is not in the correct format now. I am told by a friend that I need to change it from a ".dat" file to a ".mp3" file and instructions I have been given I have been unable to follow; i.e. here's what I've been told: -Use Windows Explorer to open any folder (assuming they did NOT mean Internet Explorer, I did a search to find where Windows Explorer is located on my system, and was taken to My Documents folder, where I followed the next step in instructions given, i.e. from the Tools menu, select Folder Options and click the View tab, next I was told to check the box that says "Display Contents of Systems Folders".......this I was not able to find on the View listings! These were my only instructions given and I suspect step(s) may have been left out to proceed with the change.) Can you help me in simple step by step form to change the format of a file as I've described it?
 

Answer:How to change a file extension from .dat to .mp3

The instructions are utterly irrelevant to the issue. The only reason to go to Folder Options > View would be to ensure that "hide file extensions" is not checked.

However this really belongs in "all other software" so I will move it there.

You will have to explain just what the ".dat" file is and how it got created and why you think it is an ".mp3" file.

If it's just a matter of changing the extension, you can simply right click on it and and rename it.

If it's a matter of actually converting the format, that's something else again...
 

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I have a .rar file that Explorer considers to be of type 'html', per the Explorer 'type' column.

How can I convince Windows that this is a .rar file?

Thanks.

Answer:Can't change file extension

Hello Reviewboy, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This is because by default Vista is not able to read or open a RAR file. To do so you will need to install a 3rd party program like the free 7-Zip, open it's "Options" settings, and set 7-Zip to be associated to open RAR files.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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my extension on napster, adaptec, winamp, and other programs has somehow changed to .lnk. when i try to burn cd's the computer tells me that .lnk is not a valid extension and should be changed to .wav.i have burnt a few cd's and everything was ok. i dont know what happened that changed the extension and i dont know how to change it back to .wav. how do i do this?
 

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Friends I need your help.
I have one [and only one] Windows 8.1 laptop system in a production environment that insists on randomly rearranging desktop icons. There are 2 other laptops in the same office, configured in much the same fashion, plugged into large desktop monitors the same way, that do not exhibit this evil vile behavior. I don't know what is causing it nor how to remedy.

none of the three has dedicated GPU: all are recent vintage systems using variants of intel HD "gpu"s: one lenovo, one hp, one acer [the troubled one]. the only diff is that the problem laptop gets picked up and taken away sometimes. I noticed myself that if I open the lid and boot up the system I'll get a different look to the desktop than when plugged in to the monitor [other than the obvious scaling adjustments]. Icons will move and change appearance, sometimes scaling differently than other times. there is NO auto-arranging selected, no snap to grid. like most people, the user very much needs to set the icons manually and have them remain stable.

any ideas what is going on or how to remedy?

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Basically I am trying to conditional format in Excel a cell -say A40 with text in it which should say "Net Profit" if the value in Cell D40 is greater than zero and the text in A40 should automatically change to "Net (Loss)" if the value in D40 changes to less than zero. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Answer:How to change text in a cell based on value i

First, some terminology...Conditional formatting is used to change the format of a cell when the specified condition(s) is(are) TRUE. Thus the name Conditional formatting.You are asking for the contents (not the format) of the cell to change based on the value in another cell.That is done with a basic IF function, which you can find in the Excel Help files.However, you left out a condition. You didn't tell us what you want to display if D40 equals 0 - assuming that that is possible.What should be displayed in A40 if D40 = 0?Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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I'm curious if it is possible to change Windows settings based on my laptop's location. What I would like is a few settings (GPOs) to change based on whether I am at home vs anywhere else.

I'm guessing that detecting the wireless/wired network I'm connected to, or looking for a server or specific piece of hardware (laptop dock) are the best ways to reliably determine the laptop's location. I'd prefer not to set up a Windows domain at home, however I'd imagine it would make it easier to accomplish what I'm trying to do.

I would prefer a native solution, however third party programs, scripting or programming is acceptable. I'm using Win 10 Pro x64.

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i am using windows 7,i have the problem of lnk extension which appears on start menu

Answer:i want to change the lnk extension from the start menu

Will you explain more clearly?

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I've done a bunch of searches and even tried some crappy shareware. I have a file thats listed as a .zip and I want to make it an .iso I go to rename and it doesn't do anything except make it a .iso.zip so what should I do? I want to burn the .iso but nero 7 isn't haven it.
 

Answer:Cant figure out how to change a files extension

A zip file and an iso file are two different things. You can't simply change the extension and have a valid file.
 

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Is there a way to change the properties of a file extension? As an example: I would like "all" .txt files to be hidden.

Thanks

Answer:Is there a way to change the properties of a file extension?

Hello Rwmol,

You could use the command below to set all .txt files on say the C: drive to be hidden. It will not hide any .txt files that are considered to be Windows 7 system files due to access denied though, but it will all other .txt files found on the C: drive.

If you like, you could substitute C with any drive letter that you would like to hide .txt files in, or substitute C:\ with the full path of a specific folder that you would like to hide all .txt files in it and it's subfolders.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

ATTRIB +H "C:\*.txt" /S /D


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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WinPatrol just detected a change in the association for REG files. It changed from regedit.exe %1 to regedit.exe %1 %*. I not sure what this means but I did have a run in with Antivirus 2009 this morning, I don't think I was infected and am running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware right now. What does this mean, a virus/malware has taken over the regedit.exe?

Answer:Reg File Extension Association Change

Hi, I recommend posting here.Regards,Adam

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I recently installed winrar. Now all of my .iso files are associated with winrar. Now in my archives, I know I had some zipped .isos, and I'm downloading a zipped .iso now. So there is confusion. Do I burn or unzip that Linux .iso I downloaded 18 months ago?

How do I get my .iso files to automatically be associated with Nero again?
 

Answer:How do I change file extension associations?

Shift + right-click > Open with..., check the box at the bottom, then select Nero, and click OK.

or, in Explorer/My Computer, Tools > Folder Options > File Types, and change it there.
 

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Please help me guys


guys i have problem in my pc all files and folder extension change into scr when i was going to open the folder are not opening plz tel me guys how to solve it :d:d:d

Answer:All files and folder extension change to scr

Check for viruses.Download and install the free version of Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download (do not start the trial) and make sure it is updated. Do not run a scan yet.
Download VIPRE Rescue - VIPRE Computer Recovery Solution from Sunbelt Software but do not unzip it yet
Download the Fakerean removal tool but do not run it yet.
Start your computer in Safe Mode
Unzip VIPRE Rescue and let it run.
Run a full scan with Malwarebytes.
Run the fakerean removal tool.If you are unable to install Malware bytes or download anything, download the VIPRE and Fakerean tools on another computer and put them on a USB drive. Start the infected computer in Safe Mode and connect the USB drive and unzip VIPRE Rescue to let it run and then run the Fakerean tool when VIPRE Rescue finishes its scan.

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Please can anyone help me find a way to disable the file extension change warning in xp?
 

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hi.. i'm having a hard time trying to change file extensions in winXP. For example, changing a file from .exe to .iso (originally the file was .iso, then someone changed it to .iso.exe, and now i want to lose that .exe extension). I used to be able to do this in win98 by just right clicking on the file and renaming it. But i can't do it in winXP.

could someone help me please.

crillin.
 

Answer:How to change file extension in winXP

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Have some photos I have downloaded - need to change format to enable opening in Windows Picture Viewer etc Know of any freebie converters?geedad

Answer:Photo file extension change

click here irfanview and use batch convert.

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How do I change firefox extension to html

Answer:How do I change firefox extension to html

You need to be a but more clear as to what you are trying to do.Firefox is a web browser.It is an executable file with a .exe extension. You dont want to change that.If is designed to process HTML files the the .HTM or HTML extension.So what is the problem.Stuart

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i want to know the ICONs source. Any one help me on this

Answer:if i change the extension icon of the file is

Your question is rather vague.The icon displayed for a file in Windows explorer can come from a number of different sources. Some types of files have their own icon. Others will use the icon of the program that is registered to open them. Others will use a default icon. Except for the first case the actual icon displayed will be determined by an entry in the registry.This will help you ask better questions:http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/how-to-ask-a-question-and-get-quality-replies/481.html

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Dear friend! I have problem with my excel file. First, my excel has extension *.xls and then it change to *.xls.qztjeib .when I open that excel file. It display an error that "your excel file has been demaged or corrupted". All documents which belong to office doc have that extension. So, why it is error like that and how can I return that file back?****Note- My PC is Windows 7 32bit- My office version is 2010

Answer:excel file change extension

Try the suggestions listed here:http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-a-Co...MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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How do change the extension of video file (ex: mpeg to wmv). I can see the file and play it on pc but I can not play the file on other device.

Answer:How do you change the extension of video file

Changing the extension doesn't convert the file. Search for a converter.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Hi - I been having a problem recently with folders that contain any number of my pictures in .jpg format)

When i open the main folder containing them, I now see a folder 'ghosted out' (hidden) for each and every picture.

The hidden folder has two copies of the original picture - in every folder they are named : vcm_s_k_max160_160x120.jpg and vcm_s_kf_representative_640x480.jpg

As i scroll down - beneath all the folders there are the original pictures (at full size if I open them) - BUT they have the file extension (.jpg) renamed to .jpg.files
I have tried to change the filename back it wont let me. It also does the same to .avi's

Oh.. and if i do a virus check on a single file - Mcafee reports 2 files were scanned and no virus was detected. If I do it again it says 3 files were scanned and no virus was detected!! lol!

I wonder if this is quite a new virus as I have spent quite some time on the web looking to see if anyone else is having the problem, but cant find anthing specific to this change of extension - its damn annoying cos I am a keen photographer and use my pc for images a lot!

I would really appreciate if anyone can help on this!!
 

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Why do company icons shown in your favorites change to an Internet Explorer icon for no apparent reason? Any ideas

Answer:IE6 Favorites icons change back to IE icons.

It will happen if you delete your temp internet files.

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Running WIN7 64 bit with IE9 my tab icons changed from web specific to geneic"e"icons.How do I restore it to web icons?

Answer:how to change generic tab icons back to web icons

Try deleting your temp files: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260897--Andrew LeonardBL Technical ServicesIT Support Maryland

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How to Change all my program Icons back to the Program Icon. Now they are ALL Google Crome icons and I'm Not sure why.
They are LNK extentions
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Hello
I am running win 7 and and I've noticed that the folder columns change based on the content of the folders. For example, when I'm looking at a folder with documents in it, I have the following columns:
Name
Date Modified
Type
Size

When I go into a folder with mp3s:
Name
Track number
Title
Contributing artists
Album

For pictures:
Name
size
type
date
date modified

I'd like to have all folders have the same columns no matter what files are in it. I've tried using Tools->folder options->view-> apply to folders button, but it does not fix the issue. Any way to change it for all folders?
Thanks

Answer:Folder columns change based on content

Hello Bandit, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This can help show you how to set a default folder view to be used in all folders in Windows 7.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Say you want the computer automatically to go into Power Saver mode at night, High Performance during 9-5pm hours, and then Balanced at other times. Is there a way to do this?

It might be doable using task scheduler and the powercfg command, but the main issue with that is if you computer is sleeping, it probably won't execute the command to take it out of sleep.

Send me your ideas and comments.

Answer:Change power settings based on a schedule?

if your computer is sleeping, then I dont think it matters which power mode it is in. Otherwise, this is a good Idea and I am interested as well if anyone finds a setup.

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I need help please. I need to create a basic calender which shows the month on the top and when you click an arrow the month will change and a set of cells underneath will change. I intend to write into the cells details and when i click on the arrow to change the month the data will disappear. when I click on the arrow to go back a month, I will need this data to reappear. I would appreciate any help. I have created the arrows that change the month.

Answer:Need to change a set of cells based on the date (on excel)

Why not just create a new tab for each month and switch to the tab for the month you are interested in?Visually you would accomplish the same goal and you could go directly to any month you wanted.How have you created arrows to change months?Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Hi is there anyway to automatically switch power setting based on my location. Say if I'm connected to my home network be in high performance mode. Or perhaps a program that does this? If not does anyone know how I might go about creating one ( I'm a computer science student) thanks, Laurie

Answer:change power settings based on location

No, i do not think that there is a way to do that.

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Hi I have two workbooks. The first one has a range of cells with months formatted as 'mmm'. On the second work book I reference the first workbook e.g =A1 and the month appears in the second workbook Call A1 as 40633 until I re-format that cell as a month. The tab name refelcts the same name (40633) but will not make any changes once I haver reformatted cell A1. I ahve tried formatting the cell forst before linking the two celss but it does not help at all.Is there any advice you can offer me?I am using the following code.Option ExplicitPrivate Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)On Error Resume NextMe.Name = Me.Range("a1").ValueIf Err.Number <> 0 ThenMsgBox "cannot rename sheet to this name"Err.ClearEnd IfOn Error GoTo 0End SubMany thanks

Answer:Change name of sheet based on cell formula...

The formatting of a cell is not considered a "change" by VBA.Try something like:Me.Name = Month(Range("A1")) & "-" & Day(Range("A1")) & "-" & Year(Range("A1"))Edit:(Not tested)Tested briefly, seems to work.Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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