Windows 10: Portable apps file association/open with//"Types.exe" app

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  1.    17 Dec 2015 #1

    Portable apps file association/open with//"Types.exe" app


    Looks like another annoyance (don't get me wrong, i'm not a 10 hater ) : when i do "open with" and select a portable app, nothing happens :/ Also if in the portable app i tick options such as "show context menu", this won't take effect. All that worked fine on 7.

    I dunno for 8.1 but i guess it's same as 10? Anyways, is there a workaround? Can't live without that! Another thing : the great"types.exe" app that we all use(d) on 7 doesn't work here, is there an alternative or not yet? Perhaps it's just not possible at all to have such
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  2. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       17 Dec 2015 #2

    unko said: View Post
    Looks like another annoyance (don't get me wrong, i'm not a 10 hater ) : when i do "open with" and select a portable app, nothing happens :/ Also if in the portable app i tick options such as "show context menu", this won't take effect. All that worked fine on 7.

    I dunno for 8.1 but i guess it's same as 10? Anyways, is there a workaround? Can't live without that! Another thing : the great"types.exe" app that we all use(d) on 7 doesn't work here, is there an alternative or not yet? Perhaps it's just not possible at all to have such
    The workaround is probably opening the portable app first and then open the file from there.
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  3.    17 Dec 2015 #3

    But that's not handy.
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  4. Posts : 3,195
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       17 Dec 2015 #4

    unko said: View Post
    But that's not handy.
    My take on Portable Apps is they don't actually install in Windows therefore they don't write to the Registry. That's the advantage as Portable Apps can be use on any Windows computer without messing them up. They are intended to run from USB Thumb drives which gives them the portability and as such will result in having to do things a bit different from simply clicking an icon.
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  5.    18 Dec 2015 #5

    Hmm so that's why it doesn't work too well, that's cause they can't write to registry.. Well I'd better stay on 7 then..!
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  6. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       18 Dec 2015 #6

    unko said: View Post
    But that's not handy.
    How difficult is it to do? Shouldn't be that hard. When you are looking for "workaround" it is not necessarily "easy".
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  7.    18 Dec 2015 #7

    Double clic file vs open the app then open menu to open file (cause drap & drop does not work on 10 for this situation)..!!
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  8. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       18 Dec 2015 #8

    unko said: View Post
    Double clic file vs open the app then open menu to open file (cause drap & drop does not work on 10 for this situation)..!!
    But does the portable app work if you open the file from it instead of double clicking the file?
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  9.    18 Dec 2015 #9

    Yes, but do you realise the time loss it represent? Perhaps you're slow in your computer usage.. I'm not!
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  10. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       18 Dec 2015 #10

    unko said: View Post
    Yes, but do you realise the time loss it represent? Perhaps you're slow in your computer usage.. I'm not!
    Relax. You are asking for help. I am just trying to help. My suggested workaround worked. A "Thank You" would be nice for my effort to help you instead of mocking my computer usage.
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