Windows 10: Setting File Associations - Another Step Backwards Solved

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  1.    24 Feb 2018 #21

    Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!

    Hmm, I definitely feel something useful is being 'bandersnatched' away. At least the shortcuts work in 16299.
    And some useful functionality is lost in the Settings version.

    Example:
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  2. Posts : 11,777
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       24 Feb 2018 #22

    Edwin said: View Post
    Was much easier the old way.
    Yes, but it's in development. We all was used to CP. It's gone. RIP
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  3. Posts : 4,475
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       24 Feb 2018 #23

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Yes, but it's in development. We all was used to CP. It's gone. RIP
    No, CP isn't gone yet. Putting Control in the Search box on the Taskbar brings up a list with Control Panel at the top. Of course a lot of the function is on the right-click of the Start button but still have occasion to need the CP for some other things. And for an even longer list of things there's God Mode.
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       24 Feb 2018 #24

    dalchina said: View Post
    Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!

    Hmm, I definitely feel something useful is being 'bandersnatched' away. At least the shortcuts work in 16299.
    And some useful functionality is lost in the Settings version.

    Example:
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    In new settings "Set defaults by..." If you click on Firefox for .xhtml... you can select new default. But Edge is not available (it is for .html)
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       24 Feb 2018 #25

    Berton said: View Post
    No, CP isn't gone yet. Putting Control in the Search box on the Taskbar brings up a list with Control Panel at the top. Of course a lot of the function is on the right-click of the Start button but still have occasion to need the CP for some other things. And for an even longer list of things there's God Mode.
    With every new build, less and less options are in CP. Even in God mode are listed only those available. Once moved to settings, option isn't available any more in God mode.
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  6. Posts : 6,390
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Feb 2018 #26

    Steve C said: View Post
    "Set your default programs": control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageDefaultProgram
    "Associate a file type or protocol with a program": control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc
    I use...
    Set defaults by program: C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram
    and this other useful function that's been removed from Control Panel in 1709.
    Set Program Access and Computer Defaults: C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f7-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

    Taken from this other tutorial: CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List for Windows 10

    If you make shortcuts you can even put them in a folder on the Start menu.

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    Add or Remove Items for All Apps in Start menu in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 28,479
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17643
       24 Feb 2018 #27

    Just to note @Bree, those commands for Default Programs will no longer work starting in Windows 10 FCU version 1709. They will open in Settings instead.
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  • Posts : 6,390
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Feb 2018 #28

    Brink said: View Post
    Just to note @Bree, those commands for Default Programs will no longer work starting in Windows 10 FCU version 1709. They will open in Settings instead.
    Really? It works for me in 1709. I specifically set up the shortcuts because these had been removed from Control Panel. The Settings version has no equivalent of the really useful 'choose defaults for this program'.

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  •    24 Feb 2018 #29

    Works on 16299.248 for me,
    not on 17107.1000
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  • Posts : 6,390
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Feb 2018 #30

    That would explain it. Mine's the public release, not an Insider one. I'll miss the fine control from the 'old ways'
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