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    How can I set the default for .fw3 files? (Fun With Texts)

    The languages department has requested to be able to click on .fw3 files that are associated with this program.

    Obviously I know how to set the default graphically but the language lab has 38 computers and Id prefer to script it

    I did look at some info given in the PDF thread - http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...r=asc&start=15
    but this seems to only be useful if something else is currently assigned to a file extension, what do I do to script it for an unknown extension?

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    Re: How can I set the default for .fw3 files? (Fun With Texts)

    File associations are stored in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. I suggest you 'fix' one machine manually. Then export the relevent section of the registry to a .reg file. Then import it on the other machines with 'regedit /s'

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    Re: How can I set the default for .fw3 files? (Fun With Texts)

    Hmm when I do one manually, it does create a reg entry, but it doesnt seem to create anything meaningful like the location of the .exe that would open the file. Tried exporting the reg file and importing onto another pc and it doesnt work

    Also, interestingly, if I delete the key on the machine I did it manually on, it still keeps the association..how is that?

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