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The same file associated with various programs
The settings you can edit through Explorer menu - choose Tools and Folder options.
Vista: Control Panel - Appearance and Personalization - Folder Options
cmd: Control Folders
In the displayed menu select Display hidden files and folders.
In Windows 2000/XP/Vista you can hide the protected system files using selection Hide protected operating system files.
You can change this in settings. From folder facilities choose File type. Here you can change the association, the icon or to find out which type of file is associated to a particular program.
Other ways to change:
Windows Explorer: Right-click the file you want to change - Properties - choose "Open with" and click the Change button - double-click the program you want to use to open this type of file
Windows Explorer: Right-click the file – Select "Open with" > Choose a program from the list of programs or use the "Choose Program.."
Total Commander: - choose the file - menu Files - Associate With..
New in Vista
Control Panel - Programs - Default Programs - Make a file type always open in a specific program
File Association Web service
Use the Web service to find the correct program
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Help: assoc /?
Displays or modifies file extension associations
ASSOC without parameters under the windows Vista
Registry key example: .bat
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