How To Associate app for Files With No Extension


  1. Posts : 143
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       #1

    How To Associate app for Files With No Extension


    Win 10 v1903. I get files from an app and these files do not have an extension. I can open and read them via Notebook but I'd like to assign Notebook to open them when I double click the file name.

    Can that be done in Win 10?

    -- Larry
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 4,546
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    With this batch script you can add open with notepad to the windows context menu for all files.


    Code:
    @Echo Off & Cls
    
    net sess>nul 2>&1||(powershell start cmd -ArgumentList """/c %~0""" -verb Runas & exit)
    
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=11 COLS=100 & Color 0E & Title Created By FreeBooter
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo.       
    Echo        Do You Want To Add Open with Notepad to the Windows Context Menu for All Files (Y/N)?   
    Echo.       
    Echo.
    Echo.
    
    
    Set /p input= RESPONSE: 
    If /i  Not %input%==Y (Goto :_Ex) Else (Goto :_Start) 
    
    :_Ex
    If /i Not %input%==N  (Goto :EOF) Else (Goto :_RegRestore)
    
    
    
    :_Start
    
    Reg add "HKCR\*\shell\Open with Notepad\command" /ve /t REG_SZ /d "notepad.exe %%1" /f >Nul
    Reg add "HKCR\*\shell\Open with Notepad" /v "Icon" /t REG_SZ /d "C:\Windows\Notepad.exe" /f >Nul
    
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=11 COLS=45 & Color 0E & Title Created By FreeBooter
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo.       
    Echo        Open with Notepad Enabled   
    Echo.       
    Echo.
    Echo. 
    ping -n 6 localhost >nul 
    
    
    Exit
    
    
    
    
    :_RegRestore
    
    Reg Query "HKCR\*\shell\Open with Notepad" >Nul
    
    If %ErrorLevel% EQU 1 Goto :EOF
    
    
    Reg.exe delete "HKCR\*\shell\Open with Notepad" /f >Nul
    
    
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=11 COLS=45 & Color 0E & Title Created By FreeBooter
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo.       
    Echo        Open with Notepad Disabled   
    Echo.       
    Echo.
    Echo. 
    ping -n 6 localhost >nul 
    
    Exit
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 143
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    FreeBooter, I managed to remember how to turn your text script into a .bat file and execute it (as administrator). It works fine!

    Thank you!

    -- Larry
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 4,546
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    You are very welcome!
      My Computer


 

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