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What program do you use to edit file associations in Vista and Windows 7?

What program do you use to edit file associations in Vista and Windows 7?

We all know that Vista and Windows 7 doesn't let you specify custom extensions or customize them to your liking. What program do you use to edit file associations in Vista and Windows 7?

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Guest [Entry]

"Windows 7 does let you customize the extensions.

Click the start button
Search for the ""Change the file type associated with a file extension""
Customize the existing extension using the dialog presented.

Although this dialog doesn't let you add new ones, you can easily create a new one by:

Create a new file on the desktop with the desired extension
Double-click the file
Select a program from a list
Choose the program you want associate it with and make sure to check ""Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"""