At 11:16 19.09.02 -0400, you wrote:
>some programs give you a choice after installation , in the form of a dialog
>box asking you IF you want file type .xxx to be associated with this program
>. IF you click yes, then windows will remember that file type as being
>associated with the new program, if you click no, that file type will remain
>associated with whatever program it was before.

There is a nice utility which deals with such problems in a pretty good 
way. Unfortunately, it's in german only.

http://www.mbalz.de/prg/dateitypordner/

Basically, it's a small database with extensions and programs, which can be 
linked. It's also possible to link one extension to more than one program.
For example, I linked the extensions PCB and SCH to Protel 98 and 99SE 
which a preference to 99SE. If I double click on a PCB-file, 99SE will open 
it. If I do a right click on it, the first two entries on the popup menu 
will show PROTEL 99SE and PROTEL 98. Then I have the choice.

With a single click on a button, I can re-associate the extension after a 
installer has grabbes all extension it likes (writes the database to the 
registry).

A great tool, and freeware too.

Edi Im Hof


>Matt Tudor , MSEE
>http://www.gigahertzelectronics.com
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Wojciech Oborski" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 3:22 AM
>Subject: Re: [PEDA] Warning to DXP Users re P99SE files
>
>
> > JaMi Smith wrote:
> >
> > <snip>
> > > DXP opened the file instead of Protel 99 SE !
> > <snip>
> > > Altium, care to weigh in on this one?
> > <snip>
> >
> >
> > File extensions assotiation is a Windows thing, not Protel!
> >
> > ICAP/IV (Intusoft's simulation software) we use, has *.dwg extension
> > for it's drawings (schematics), which is also well known extension for
> > Autocad drawings.
> > *.sch extension is used by Protel, our old OrCAD SDT and possibly many
> > other EDA tool I do not use.
> > Others could give you many more examples, for sure.
> >
> > How do you think Protel/Altium could manage this?
> >
> > Please, do not blame Altium for every possible problem or difficulty
> > happening in your professional activity - maybe it's just my personal
> > impression, but it's some of your recent posts that made that impression.
> >
> > Wojciech Oborski



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