[REBOL] Re: Making a file association
From: mario:cassani:icl at: 28-Jun-2001 10:28
Hi chr== (or whatever is your name),
> I need to make some file association within a WinNT 4.0 Env.
> - *.ctl with a
> script I wrote -
> Because the installation of REBOL allows to associate the *.r
> files with
> REBOL, I've got a look into the system object.
Give up teasing the installation procedures: NT uses
the registry to make files associations.
If you don't like handling with that big mess (registry)
I suggest you this procedure:
1 - Open Explorer (WINKEY+E, usually)
2 - In the menu: View->Options...
3 - Select the "File Types" tab
4 - Click the "New Type" button
5 - Insert description and ".ctl" as "Associated extension" (no quotes)
6 - Click the "New" button
At this point you can face two possible things:
1 - Requester to select the associated program -> put path to the
2 - Dialog telling that .ctl is associated to something other (this means
you have VirusBasic installed) ->
-> Read the given description with your heart (to remember), close and
look for the given file type description
-> Open that type, check if is using .ctl and click the "New" button
(point 6) -> Requester to select the associated program ->
-> put path to the application -> The result will be that you right
click on a .ctl file and you can run it with your application.
3 - Format your harddisk and install another operating system ;'P