Windows 10: File Association to Programs

  1.    12 May 2016 #1

    File Association to Programs


    Hello,
    Some programs on the pc were not installed with the installer - they are portable zip files, I unziped them into a folder, made a shortcut to the desktop and they work fine for me. They are not listed in the 'installed programs' list.
    I am trying to associate certain files to such programs, I open the "default programs" panel to set the association, but when I want to change the current program, it opens the 'look into the store', no option to browse into the windows explorer,
    to set the default program.
    Hope I made myself clear.
    Thanks for answers
    Motim
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  2. Posts : 20,847
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       12 May 2016 #2

    Hello Motim,

    You might see if an option in the tutorial below may be able to help set the default program for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    12 May 2016 #3

    You need to keep navigating through the dialogues (Choose another app, More apps) and not give up until you see
    Look for another app on this PC at the bottom.

    Click on that and you will be able to browse to your exe.

    And if you like, you can actually install the programs in the Zip files by using zipinstaller by Nirsofer (free).
    it creates an uninstall entry and start menu entries.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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