Windows 10: File associations don't work

  1.    24 Mar 2016 #1

    File associations don't work


    OK, so file association for .htm files is set to my text editor.

    For some reason, though, the text editor won't open when I double-click a .htm file.

    I get the blue spinning timer thing for a few seconds, then nothing happens.

    Apart from "uninstall this crock of an OS", are there any solutions?

    Additional questions - this didn't happen in Win7. What would motivate Miscrosoft programmers to change it so that it doesn't work? Why change that bit of the code? How difficult is it to associate a program with a filetype and open that program awhen the filetype is double-clicked? This is not some out-dated hardware nor a 3rd party app - it's a problem with Microsoft programmers' incompetence

    Apologies to anyone here who DOESN'T work for Microsoft, but I'm through being polite about this. The people who programmed this thing are incompetent. This is not a product in a releasable form
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       24 Mar 2016 #2

    Use this tutorial
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

    Go to Option Two.
    Scroll down the File type or Protocol table till you see htm link > click it
    Then follow step #1 to 7.

    For good measure, repeat the same on html link.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    24 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks.

    I now have a related problem. I'm editing the .htm file, occasionally saving, and viewing it in a browser as I update it.

    Suddenly, it won't allow me to save it any more - says I need to check that I have the correct permission, or that it's not open in another application.

    But I've just been saving it, several times, and had it open in the browser the whole time!

    Incidentally, closing the browser, and closing and opening the .htm file in the editor doesn't help.

    ????? Seriously?

    It's like the MS programmers are deliberately ****ing with us.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    24 Mar 2016 #4

    And now it's working. For now. These problems, the other one is windows suddenly telling me it's missing some protocol file, then I reboot and it's apparently back (where did it go? Why is it back now?) come and go, over and over.

    Thanks for the previous answer, but I really don't want to reset all the defaults, then go through and change them again, specially when this problem will likely recur anyway.

    This is not a releasable product, which is probably why it was free.

    I read recently they're thinking of forcing it on us in a year or 2
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       24 Mar 2016 #5

    .....................Thanks for the previous answer, but I really don't want to reset all the defaults................

    I did not ask you to reset all the defaults.
    Just the htm and html.

    ....................This is not a releasable product, which is probably why it was free.

    What do you mean " not a releasable product"?
    You are on Insider Preview build ?
    If you are running Windows 10 RTM, it IS a released product.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    25 Mar 2016 #6

    Fair enough. Sorry. I'll try changing them to something else, then changing them back.

    What I mean is, it shouldn't have been released until these problems were ironed out. Just look at the number of people posting with problems, and the nature of some of those problems.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    25 Mar 2016 #7

    And of course I can't change the,. The "Change program" doesn't work. I had this problem setting them in the first place and had to try 3 different ways before I could actually set default programs, and I've forgotten what I did that worked.

    Once again, this OS is not ready to be released. It's a %^&*ing joke
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 4,771
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       25 Mar 2016 #8

    Homer Simpson said: View Post
    And of course I can't change the,. The "Change program" doesn't work. I had this problem setting them in the first place and had to try 3 different ways before I could actually set default programs, and I've forgotten what I did that worked.

    Once again, this OS is not ready to be released. It's a %^&*ing joke
    I don't know what instructions you were following.
    I posted a tutorial asking you to use Option Two.
    Here is the rest of my instructions as posted on Post #2.

    Scroll down the File type or Protocol table till you see htm link > click it
    Then follow step #1 to 7.

    For good measure, repeat the same on html link.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    26 Mar 2016 #9

    No. This is a joke. I shouldn't have to download some .reg file, then click OK, then reboot, then click OK., then merge, then check that the registry setting is right, then...

    just to make a program open a certain file type.

    the OS is a joke. Aren't you all as pissed off as I am about this?

    Please don't defend this OS.

    I'm not bothering with this %^&* any more
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 4,771
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       26 Mar 2016 #10

    I am not defending Microsoft.
    I am not a MS fanboy.

    You asked a question, I gave you an answer.
    That's all I intended to do.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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