1. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       21 Sep 2015 #1

    How to add my own program to the list of Default programs?


    I'm trying to add my own program (AkelPad) to the list of Default programs.



    I created and applied the reg-file, but the program still is not in the list.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AkelPad\Capabilities]
    "ApplicationDescription"="AkelPad - Text Editor"
    "ApplicationIcon"="C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe,0"
    "ApplicationName"="AkelPad"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AkelPad\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
    ".txt"="AkelPadText.txt"
    ".ini"="AkelPadText.ini"
    ".reg"="AkelPadText.reg"
    ".bat"="AkelPadText.bat"
    ".cmd"="AkelPadText.cmd"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\AkelPad\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
    ".txt"="AkelPadText.txt"
    ".ini"="AkelPadText.ini"
    ".reg"="AkelPadText.reg"
    ".bat"="AkelPadText.bat"
    ".cmd"="AkelPadText.cmd"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications]
    "AkelPad"="Software\\AkelPad\\Capabilities"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\AkelPad.exe\shell\open\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\AkelPad.exe]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe"
    "Path"="C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationAssociationToasts]
    "Applications\\AkelPad.exe_.txt"=dword:00000000
    "Applications\\AkelPad.exe_.ini"=dword:00000000
    "Applications\\AkelPad.exe_.reg"=dword:00000000
    "Applications\\AkelPad.exe_.bat"=dword:00000000
    "Applications\\AkelPad.exe_.cmd"=dword:00000000
    "AkelPadText.txt_.txt"=dword:00000000
    "AkelPadText.ini_.ini"=dword:00000000
    "AkelPadText.reg_.reg"=dword:00000000
    "AkelPadText.bat_.bat"=dword:00000000
    "AkelPadText.cmd_.cmd"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.txt]
    @="AkelPad Document"
    "FriendlyTypeName"="AkelPad Document"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.txt\DefaultIcon]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe,0\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.txt\shell\open\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe\" \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.reg\shell\edit\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe\" \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.ini]
    @="AkelPad Document"
    "FriendlyTypeName"="AkelPad Document"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.ini\DefaultIcon]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe,0\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.ini\shell\edit\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe\" \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.reg]
    @="AkelPad Document"
    "FriendlyTypeName"="AkelPad Document"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.reg\DefaultIcon]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe,0\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.reg\shell\edit\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe\" \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.bat]
    @="AkelPad Document"
    "FriendlyTypeName"="AkelPad Document"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.bat\DefaultIcon]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe,0\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.bat\shell\edit\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe\" \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.cmd]
    @="AkelPad Document"
    "FriendlyTypeName"="AkelPad Document"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.cmd\DefaultIcon]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe,0\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPadText.cmd\shell\edit\command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe\" \"%1\""
    Can anyone tell me how to add my own program that doesn't appear in Default programs list?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       25 Sep 2015 #2

    For the experiment I installed the XnView program and with SysTracer Pro discovered the regiistry keys (strings), that were necessary for adding portable version of the XnView program to Default Programs list in Windows 10.
    The example provided below, adds portable version of the XnViewMP program to the Default Programs list in clean Windows 10, installed on virtual system.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\xnviewmp.exe\shell\open\command\]
    @="\"C:\\Users\\Nizaury\\Desktop\\XnViewMP\\xnviewmp.exe\" \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XnViewMP.bmp\DefaultIcon\]
    @="C:\\Users\\Nizaury\\Desktop\\XnViewMP\\FileIcons\\bmp.ico"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XnViewMP.bmp\shell\open\command\]
    @="\"C:\\Users\\Nizaury\\Desktop\\XnViewMP\\xnviewmp.exe\" \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications\]
    "XnViewMP"="Software\\XnViewMP\\Capabilities"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\XnViewMP\Capabilities\]
    "ApplicationDescription"="XnViewMP is a fast multi-format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It reads more than 400 file formats."
    "ApplicationName"="XnViewMP for Windows"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\XnViewMP\Capabilities\FileAssociations\]
    ".bmp"="XnViewMP.bmp"
    On the basis of this template I сreated for AkelPad - but it didn't work.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\AkelPad.exe\shell\open\command\]
    @="\"C:\\Users\\Nizaury\\Desktop\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe\" \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPad.txt\DefaultIcon\]
    @="C:\\Users\\Nizaury\\Desktop\\AkelPad\\FileIcons\\Icon.ico"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AkelPad.txt\shell\open\command\]
    @="\"C:\\Users\\Nizaury\\Desktop\\AkelPad\\AkelPad.exe\" \"%1\""
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications\]
    "AkelPad"="Software\\AkelPad\\Capabilities"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AkelPad\Capabilities\]
    "ApplicationDescription"="AkelPad is a fast multi-format text editor."
    "ApplicationName"="AkelPad"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AkelPad\Capabilities\FileAssociations\]
    ".txt"="AkelPad.txt"
    I wonder what could be the reason?
    Maybe addition to the list of "Default Programs" should be laid at the program level?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       28 Sep 2015 #3

    Problem solved.
    In Windows 10 to add the program to the "Defaults Programs" list, the program should have the "CompanyName" in resources.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10, etc
       09 Aug 2016 #4

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    ...
    Last edited by RpD; 09 Aug 2016 at 23:45. Reason: reply not relevant to program/app discussed (don't see a delete option for post
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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