If used without parameters, ftype displays the file types that have open command strings =PerlScript ftype PerlScript= %1 %*. FTYPE FTYPE fileType FTYPE fileType= Key fileType: The type of file If you have multiple applications that use the same file extension, the ASSOC command. In computing, ftype is a command-line utility on Microsoft Windows which lists all Registry keys Registry. assoc; ftype; reg · regini · regsvr User environment. date · mode · path · set · setx · time · title · ver · whoami. File contents. comp · edit · edlin · fc · find.

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This is necessary because the full command for the open action requires the name of the file that is to be opened. What I do not understand is in assod cases the value in Python.

I recomend the first because the syntax is a lot more simple. In ftye simplest form there is a registry key for a file extension e.

Windows command line: assoc and ftype

I use the program subinacl, that you could download from here http: Thats just how Explorer does it. Post as a guest Name. As an example, the following procedure adds the file type.

How come the association is working, but assoc and ftype are not aware of it?

This is the action that is invoked when you double-click a file with an extension associated with the file type. What i do to change the default program for a given extension in a programatic way vs the standard and more simple way using aesoc is modify this registry key HKCU: Obviously you need the appropriate access rights to the registry keys.


So you need to run the command multiple times if you want an application to open multiple file types. Thankfully Christoph Kolbicz has reverse engineered the hashing algorithm and created a tool called SetUserFTA to set the file type association.

Managing Files from the Command Line- Assoc and Ftype

If you install Paint. These entries are not for just Windows Explorer as has been suggested but are an addition source of user account file association overrides. All the other file types XnView.

Go to the published application content redirection properties and you should now see the extension. Problem Ftypr publishing XnView only a few extensions appear in the Access Management Console as available file types for this application.

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Explorer the Windows shell always gives preference to the application specified in the vendor key which is specified under the extension’s default value. Solution As an example, the following procedure adds the file type.

Also you could use the 3rd party program SetACL. However, this changed for Win XP and is no longer true. The features and applications of Assoc and Ftype are discussed. Only if one is not found do the HKLM entries come into play.


However, it is possible to create your own verbs. Shell command Vista command list Vista command line tips. Open a Case Open a ticket online for technical assistance with troubleshooting, break-fix requests, and other product issues. Now when I type the name of a py file in the command line, Wordpad opens it.

What i do to change the default program for a given extension in a programatic way vs the standard and more simple way using explorer is modify this registry key. Article Configuration 2 found this helpful Created: Check the file type associations for. Also note that it is possible to create your own file extensions and to associate them with a filetype. As the file isn’t an executable file, the command line assumes that you want to open the file with the default application, as if you had double clicked it.

There may also be other actions listed in the Context Menu but ftype deals with “Open”. To determine a file association, Windows looks first at the HKCU entries for a corresponding file extension.

To me and as i see to you as well the fftype and assoc command are useless. NET, for example, and then right-click a. HKCR is definitely merging the two locations in some fashion.