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Setting default file associations. How?

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October 7, 2004 3:54:07 PM

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How do you change the default file associations. Meaning
when a new user logs into the machine, I want them to have
the associations I set, not the MS ones.

Changing them as administrator only seems to affect
administrator, how do you set them for all users, or at
leas users without a profile?

Thanks
Anonymous
October 8, 2004 12:09:19 PM

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"Frank" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
| How do you change the default file associations. Meaning
| when a new user logs into the machine, I want them to have
| the associations I set, not the MS ones.
|
| Changing them as administrator only seems to affect
| administrator, how do you set them for all users, or at
| leas users without a profile?

From a user account with admin rights,

Start
Run
regedit
Enter

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Classes
Anonymous
October 10, 2004 4:41:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

File associations are global. Once changed in Administrator profile, it
applies to all users. What exactly you're trying to accomplish?

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP XP Shell/UI
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k


"Frank" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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How do you change the default file associations. Meaning
when a new user logs into the machine, I want them to have
the associations I set, not the MS ones.

Changing them as administrator only seems to affect
administrator, how do you set them for all users, or at
leas users without a profile?

Thanks
!