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PollieXmas
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Notepad++ /PortableApp Menu oddity

Hallo All,

I have noticed something strange even since I have copied Notepad++ into my PortableApps directory, i.e. to be able to use it from Portable Apps Menu.

Before when Notepad++ was in "Portable Program Files" on the root of the same drive that PortableApps Menu is installed, I could associate Notepad++ to all xml files.

Now, when I delete the f:\Portable Program Files\Notepad++ directory and then try and associate f:\PortableApps\Notepad++\Notepad++.exe to xml files, it does not recognise it as a program.

To associate files, I right click on a file, then choose "open with...", "Choose Program..." and then "browse..." for the program file.

I have never installed Notepad++ on this notebook so it could not have been that the installation program wrote files to the registry.

Any ideas what the problem can be?

Regards
Paul

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Same with Open Office Portable

I find the same problem with Open Office Portable.

The file association worked fine from "F:\Portable Program Files\OpenOfficePortable\OpenOfficePortable.exe" but is not even recognised from "F:\PortableApps\OpenOfficePortable\OpenOfficePortable.exe".

Any ideas?

Thanks
Paul

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It's Windows

It will only allow you to use the old location of the same EXE with the same ProductName. You need to delete the old association and recreate it.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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MS strikes again...

Hi John

Thanks for the help.

I would imagine your option is quicker, but what seems to have the same effect is to, in Explorer to use;
"Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types tab"

Then you have to select each type and choose "Advanced" or "Restore" first if "advnced" is not available.

Then you need to select the edit/open action and select "Edit..." which will allow you to specify the new program to use.

Thanks again for solving what was an irritating Windows problem.

Regards
Paul

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