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Associating an editor to all text file extensions

Associating an editor to all text file extensions

This is the problem: every time I reinstall windows, I spend several weeks afterwards setting it up. Nowadays, most settings (files) can be copied, so it's a little faster than it used to be. But one things that annoys me greatly is all those text files of various extensions (.txt, .dat, .tab, .prn, ....) for which in that period I'll have to "Open with ..." and "Always use this ...".

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"File associations are stored in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry. You can back up your current HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT key from the registry by right clicking on it and selecting Export. If you export as a .reg file, you can merge them later on (rather than overwriting). Merging this to your new registry will add all of your old file associations to the new machine. The only problem is, if you don't have the software installed which handled the file on your old machine, it won't work on the new machine obviously.

FileAsoc can help you with your second request."