How do I set a default app for an extension that is not listed?
Configure Windows File Association Pointers
- Open up an elevated [cmd.exe] command prompt as administrator
- Type in
ASSOC .xml=xmlfileand press Enter
Windows Environment Variables
Displays or modifies file extension associations ASSOC [.ext[=[fileType]]] .ext Specifies the file extension to associate the file type with fileType Specifies the file type to associate with the file extension Type ASSOC without parameters to display the current file associations. If ASSOC is invoked with just a file extension, it displays the current file association for that file extension. Specify nothing for the file type and the command will delete the association for the file extension.
Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations FTYPE [fileType[=[openCommandString]]] fileType Specifies the file type to examine or change openCommandString Specifies the open command to use when launching files of this type. Type FTYPE without parameters to display the current file types that have open command strings defined. FTYPE is invoked with just a file type, it displays the current open command string for that file type. Specify nothing for the open command string and the FTYPE command will delete the open command string for the file type. Within an open command string %0 or %1 are substituted with the file name being launched through the assocation. %* gets all the parameters and %2 gets the 1st parameter, %3 the second, etc. %~n gets all the remaining parameters starting with the nth parameter, where n may be between 2 and 9, inclusive. For example: ASSOC .pl=PerlScript FTYPE PerlScript=perl.exe %1 %* would allow you to invoke a Perl script as follows: script.pl 1 2 3 If you want to eliminate the need to type the extensions, then do the following: set PATHEXT=.pl;%PATHEXT% and the script could be invoked as follows: script 1 2 3