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  • A complex solution to the ‘broken file associations’ problem in Win10 1803

    Posted on November 8th, 2018 at 09:09 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Remember the bug publicized by Chris Hoffman in Howtogeek on Monday?

    Windows 10 won’t let you make Adobe Photoshop or Notepad++ a default application for images or text files. But you can make other applications, like IrfanView, VLC, or Google Chrome, your defaults…

    our theory is that this stopped working properly when Microsoft released the KB4462919 update on October 9. But we really don’t know.

    PowerShell guru and Admin’s admin Emin has come up with a solution.

    All I did actually is remove anything under the UserChoice, create my own ProgId under the OpenWithProgids key and create its related value under the OpenWithList list.

    … from which springs more than a hundred lines of PowerShell code. (Admittedly, that includes comments. 🙂 )

    P.S. Don’t be put off by “de parvis grandis acervus erit.” The phrase has a fascinating history.

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    • #231381 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Remember the bug publicized by Chris Hoffman in Howtogeek on Monday? Windows 10 won’t let you make Adobe Photoshop or Notepad++ a default application
      [See the full post at: A complex solution to the ‘broken file associations’ problem in Win10 1803]

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    • #231456 Reply

      HarryH3
      AskWoody Lounger

      Aren’t computers supposed to make our lives easier?  😉

       

      • #231495 Reply

        anonymous

        It’s not the computer that is the problem, it’s the software arms race. Programmers seem to feel the need to bog down their own programs with features available elsewhere whether or not their own users want or use the feature  

      • #231509 Reply

        warrenrumak
        AskWoody Lounger

        Maybe Windows really is trying to be more like Linux…. gotta run complex shell scripts just to get anything accomplished.

    • #231621 Reply

      HarryH3
      AskWoody Lounger

      It’s not the computer that is the problem, it’s the software arms race. Programmers seem to feel the need to bog down their own programs with features available elsewhere whether or not their own users want or use the feature

      Alas, a computer without software is just a very expensive door stop.  😉

       

      • #231912 Reply

        anonymous

        … which is more useful than software without a computer.

        Silver lining: If it was all simple there’d be fewer specialists needed to solve the hard problems and fewer earning a living fixing the problems for others using those solutions.

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