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Using Assoc command to associate an extension to program in Windows

24 Sep

I wanted to associate .php extension to sublime text editor but windows 10 was not going to make it simple..
After some googling and researching I found an answer.

STEP 1

First you need to get the associated name of your file type. In the command prompt (be sure to run as Admin) run the following

assoc {filetype}For example:

assoc .php Should output .php=phpfile
“phpfile” this is what you need for the next part

STEP 2

Once you have the file type association that you would like to change. you will run the ftype command on it as follows

ftype {file_association}=”absolute-path-to-application” “%1”
For example:

ftype phpfile=”C:\Dropbox\ST3\sublime_text.exe” “%1”

That command effectively added Sublime Text as a recommended application for phpfile type associations.
Now when I use the normal windows methods for settings a default application it appears without even having to browse for it.

Full description about the assoc command can be found here

NOTES:

If you get a response like “File association not found for extension” Then you need to create an association for that extension with the following command

assoc .(xxx)=(filetype)

example:

assoc .cls=javaclass

Once the association is created verify with command on step 1. Then you can do the the association as in step 2.

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2019 in Windows

 

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