File Type php Missing in Windows File Association Settings


  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       #1

    File Type php Missing in Windows File Association Settings


    I would like to associate the php file format with a text editor utility such as Sublime Text. When I attempt to "always open file type with Sublime Text" via the context menu in Windows Explorer, it does not work. When I open Settings > Default Apps > Choose Default Apps by file type, the php file format appears to be missing from the list - see screenshot. I expected it to be listed below the .php3 file type.

    On a related note, I was also unable to associate the css and html file types with Sublime Text (or any other software) via Windows Explorer. I was able to work around this by using the FileTypesMan utility. However, the FileTypesMan utility is not able to associate php files either. Please advise. TIA.
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    Try right click/Properties/General Tab/Opens with...Change

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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I tried that, and it's not working. Please see the screen video and let me know if you have any ideas how to fix it.

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  4. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #4

    Probably something to do with not having a listing for .php files...

    File Type php Missing in Windows File Association Settings-001286.png

    Try this: (I read it somewhere)...

    Paste a bunch of jargon into a new Text file on your desktop, save it as whatever.php, then try the aforementioned again.
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  5. Posts : 12,421
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    This is a sample/portion of what I get with a .php file open in my HTML/Web page editor [Microsoft Expression Web], not of much use:

    mw.loader.implement("jquery.ui.button",function(){(function($,undefined){var lastActive,startXPos,startYPos,clickDragged,baseClasses="ui-button ui-widget ui-state-default ui-corner-all",stateClasses="ui-state-hover ui-state-active ",typeClasses="ui-button-icons-only ui-button-icon-only ui-button-text-icons ui-button-text-icon-primary ui-button-text-icon-secondary ui-button-text-only",formResetHandler=function(){var buttons=$(this).find(":ui-button");setTimeout(function(){buttons.button("refresh");},1);},radioGroup=function(radio){var name=radio.name,form=radio.form,radios=$([]);if(name){if(form){radios=$(form).find("[name='"+name+"']");}else{radios=$("[name='"+name+"']",radio.ownerDocument).filter(function(){return!this.form;});}}return radios;};$.widget("ui.button",{options:{disabled:null,text:true,label:null,icons:{primary:null,secon dary:null}},_create:function(){this.element.closest("form").unbind("reset.button").bind("reset.butto n",formResetHandler);if(typeof this.options.disabled !=="boolean"){this.options.disabled=!!this.element.propAttr("disabled");}else{this.element.propAttr( "disabled",this.options.disabled);}this._determineButtonType();this.hasTitle=!!this.buttonElement.at tr("title");var self=this,options=this.options,toggleButton=this.type==="checkbox"||this.type==="radio",hoverClass=" ui-state-hover"+(!toggleButton?" ui-state-active":""),focusClass="ui-state-focus";if(options.label===null){options.label=this.buttonElement.html();}this.buttonElement.addClass (baseClasses).attr("role","button").bind("mouseenter.button",function(){if(options.disabled){return; }$(this).addClass("ui-state-hover");if(this===lastActive){$(this).addClass("ui-state-active");}}).bind("mouseleave.button",function(){if(options.disabled){return;}$(this).removeClass(ho verClass);}).bind("click.button",function(event){if(options.disabled){event.preventDefault();event.s topImmediatePropagation();}});this.element.bind("focus.button",function(){self.buttonElement.addClas s(focusClass);}).bind( "blur.button",function(){self.buttonElement.removeClass(focusClass);});if(toggleButton){this.element .bind("change.button",function(){if(clickDragged)
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  6. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #6

    You can use ASSOC and FTYPE Command Prompt commands to setup the association you want. For instance, I just set up .php to be handled by my X2 editor as follows:

    Code:
    C:\Users\ztruk>assoc .php=PHPScript  
    .php=PHPScript                                 
    
    C:\Users\ztruk>ftype PHPScript=D:\X2\x2.bat %1 %*
    PHPScript=D:\X2\x2.bat %1 %*
    So now any time I double click on a .php it open in X2.

    Note: PHPScript can be anything you want to call it.
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  7. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    @ztrucker that solved it. Thanks so much for your help!
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  8. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #8

    Great, glad I could help.
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