Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7


Dave...
 

Annabelle,

Seems to me that Mario has pointed you in the right direction. First you
need to find the executable file for Wordbuilder, likely in a folder under
Program Data on your main drive. This is likely a file with the .EXE
extension. Duplicate the entire path to that file in notepad, so that you
can copy it in its entirety. Then highlight your .CHO file, and with the
context menu, select "Open With". Then when you are prompted to enter your
own file, paste that entire path to the executable in the edit field and
press Save or OK. That should do it.

The hard part is finding the executable that you need. Good luck,.

Farfar Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Annabelle Susan Morison" <foristnights@comcast.net>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 17:32
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7


So I wonder, how would I get .cho files to open with Wordbuilder which is
now
built into Play?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 5:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle, here's another email from Michael B. see if one of the
suggestions from a former list member has to offer:


-------- Original Message --------
From: Michael B. [mailto:mwb5781@charter.net]
Sent: Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 7:58 PM EST
To: Mario <mrb620@hotmail.com>
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Hi Again Mario,

Okay, I thought she wanted the, .cho, extension to be read as....
That's why I suggested the default dictionary.

Now, here's some info from Carlos. It's a couple of different emails
that I've put together.

The easiest way to do this is to highlight an existing file with the
extension and then select
"Open with"
from the context menu so you can associate it with an application. Once
the file type has been associated to an application / program for
opening it, it should be added to that file types list.

Since that list is pulled from the registry, adding an extension via the
"Open with"
dialog should cause it to be listed there as well. However, since the
whole point of that list is to associate extensions with specific
applications, the point should be moot when using the
"Open with"
dialog as I described since it will accomplish the same thing.
Takes care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool. Dodgers, try again next year!

----- Original Message -----
*From:* Mario <mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto: >
*Sent:* Sunday, November 06, 2016 3:14 PM
*Subject:* Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

as I outlined before, in Windows 7, Microsoft has removed the function
to add or modify the filetype or anything else about that extension,
other than what program is used to open a file with a particular
extension.

if there is a way, I haven't found it, and would like to know if
someone
knows of one.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Annabelle Susan Morison [mailto:foristnights@comcast.net]
Sent: Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 5:51 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

The description is shown as "cho file", and I want to change it to
"Eastwest
Choir File".

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 2:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

ok. and if you locate a file with the .cho extension, you want to
change
the file type description from what is shown to something else?


-------- Original Message --------
From: Annabelle Susan Morison [mailto:foristnights@comcast.net]
Sent: Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 5:38 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Yes.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 2:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

so I understand, the program that opens .cho files is Wordbuilder?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Annabelle Susan Morison [mailto:foristnights@comcast.net]
Sent: Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 4:52 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

.cho is a "Choir file", and should be opened with "Wordbuilder" in
Eastwest
Symphonic Choirs. Since it's not being recognized as a Choir file,
Windows 7
can't seem to recognize Wordbuilder as a regular program, so it asks
me to
choose which program I want to use to open this kind of file. This
is where
I'm confused!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Hi Annabelle,

I also would like to take a step back and ask again what exactly you
want to
do. The thread is becoming long and initially I thought you simply
wanted to
say, for example, change how MP3 files should open in iTunes rather
than
Windows Media Player which is easily achieved. What exactly is this
.cho
file type, e.g. what program do you want to use to open it? You
mentioned
some East West Choir so is this some sort of music thing?

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Yes.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

annabelle,

That I cannot help you with. Usually once a file extension is stored
on your

computer, it should populate that list upon a subsequent inquiry.
Have you
tried clicking on a file of that type, or using Alt+Enter on that
file type,

to help the computer "learn" that it exists?

Farfar Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: "Annabelle Susan Morison" <foristnights@comcast.net
<mailto:foristnights@comcast.net>>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:38
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7


What if the .cho extension isn't on the list? How would I put it on?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle,

Give this a try...

Type "set Associations" in the search field.

In the result, there will eventually be a list (after it populates)
of all
the extensions on your machine. Scroll down to the one you want to
change,
and tab backward to the Change Default button. In that dialog, you
associate

a program with that extension, and it appears that the list will
then show
your program name (e.g. East/West Choir) to that extension.


Farfar Dave
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: "Annabelle Susan Morison" <foristnights@comcast.net
<mailto:foristnights@comcast.net>>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>>
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:55
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7


I think it's a little misunderstanding on your part. Back in
Windows XP,
each new extension added to the list had a description field, so for
example, Extension: m4p. Type a description of the file, Protected
AAC Audio
File. That was how the dialog box was displayed, at least in that
version. I
thought Windows 7 would've had the same structure.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Hi Annabelle: I believe the gang is asking whether you want to actually
modify the extension, which is not so advisable. In the dos days,
you could
use any kind of made-up extensions to help you remember what a file
contained. In Windows, extensions are program specific and should be
left
alone, or changed so they correspond to another program you want to
use. It
sounds to me as if you want to add something to a file name itself.
Or am I
adding to the misunderstanding Here?

Regards,



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Eastwest Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs.

________________________________

From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7



For which program is this .cho?
The purpose of file extentions is to tell windows which program a
file will
open.
It seems as if you want to use the .cho extention as a comment.
Please, tell us why you need to do this.




On 11/6/2016 10:57 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:


What I'm trying to do is add a description to an extension to
substitute the
generic one. For example, I have files with the extension .cho, and
rather
than just the generic "cho file", it should be something like,
"Eastwest
choir file". How would I fix this?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle, in short, Windows 7 can only associate/open a particular
extension if Windows knows about it. it is no longer possible for
the user
to add an extension and then associate it with a program.
Microsoft
has removed that function from Windows 7 in order to prevent
accidental mess
ups. changing is the only action a user can do, which merely
reassociates
without duplicating the extension

maybe if you explain what you want to do, there's a better chance
someone
can help you in whatever you're wanting to achieve.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Annabelle Susan Morison [mailto:foristnights@comcast.net]
Sent: Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 7:46 PM EDT
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

I remember in Windows XP, there was a command where you could Add a
file
type and its extension to the list, but in Windows 7, that command is
mysteriously gone! Is there a workable solution somewhere?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

No, if you change it via the properties it applies to all files of
that file
type.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Greetings, Sieghart: Isn't that more for a specific file? My purpose
here
was to change the default program for the file type. Otherwise, I
tend to go
to "open with" and find the program, unless it's one of those that
isn't in
that default list.

Cheers,



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Hi Gudrun,

Why not simply go to the file you want to change, e.g. the WAV file
in your
example, then press Alt+Enter to get into the properties. Now tab
until you
get to "Change" or press Alt+C. This takes you straight into the
list of
available programs you can choose from or you can tab once to go to
"Browse"
to select a program that is not in the list. You don't have a step 6
in your
list, but this method takes you straight to what would be step 6 in
your
list.

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Hi all: This is a tricky business, I think. I decided to try and
crack the
nut and here is my mini-tutorial on the subject: (there are probably
other
ways to skin this cat, but this is what I came up with)

File types and program associations in Windows 7

1. press the control-esc to search.

2. in the search box, type file association.

3. Arrow down to change the file type associated with a file extension,
enter 4. If all works right, you'll have a list of Starting with
".386
virtual device driver" and going all the way down to "webcals add
internet
calendar." I believe there is one list going from 1-z, then a
second one
listing other extensions, so just know it's a long list.
5. Find the file extension you want to change program for. Let's
say you
want .wav files to open in SoundForge instead of Windows Media player.
Backtab once from the .wav extension. JAWS will say "change program,
button."
. Hit the spacebar. You will hear "Control panel. set association.
Choose
the program you want to open this file with. .wav."
7. Arrow down, and, hopefully, you should hear "Sony SoundForge, Sony."
8. Tab twice until you hear okay.

Note: if the program you want to use is not in the list of Windows
default
programs, tab to "browse," the field just before "okay."

If, for example, you wanted to associate a sound file extension with
Studio
Recorder, navigate to the directory level, and you are likely to find
"program files." (You may need to backtab to the c drive and right
arrow to
Program files, then down arrow to Program files X86. Find APH in that
directory, and there you will find Studio Recorder and hit enter.
The file
sr.exe is the one you want to show in the file name field. Now, tab
to okay.
Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Which file type/extension is the file and what do you want to add it
to? It
may help to describe this in more detail if you give an example.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7



I found it, but it won't let me add to the list.



________________________________

From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Hello annabelle:

1. press the windows key going to search.

2. type ext.

3. arrow to change file extentions.

4. tab to a long list of file extentions.

Good luck.



On 11/4/2016 10:46 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

Hi, it's annabelle.

I know in Windows XP, if you go to "Folder Options", there's a tab that
lists all the available file types and their extensions, as well as
programs
associated with the file types and you can add to the list, however,
I don't
see that in Windows 7. Is it hidden somewhere where I can't find
it? I'm
trying to add a file extension and it's description to the list, but
there
isn't an "Add" button anywhere on the screen. Maybe I'm missing
something?





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