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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I looked in Program Data, and all I could find in the Wordbuilder folder of
Eastwest was "Wordbuilder VST.dll" and "Wordbuilder VSTx64.dll". What's
.dll?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 5:55 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

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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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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Mario
 

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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I don't think it has to do with the JAWS dictionary. It has more to do with
how Windows recognizes it, and which program opens this kind of file.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 3:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle, a member of the list has been having difficulties posting to
this list. so I'm passing along his suggestion to your query:


-------- Original Message --------
From: Michael B. [mailto:mwb5781@charter.net]
Sent: Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 6:12 PM EST
To: Mario <mrb620@hotmail.com>
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Hi Mario,

For whatever reason my messages aren't reaching the JFW list. Tell
Annabelle to use the default jaws dictionary manager to make Jaws say,
Eastwest, instead of, cho.
Take 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:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Sunday, November 06, 2016 2:43 PM
*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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Mario
 

Annabelle, a member of the list has been having difficulties posting to
this list. so I'm passing along his suggestion to your query:

-------- Original Message --------
From: Michael B. [mailto:mwb5781@charter.net]
Sent: Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 6:12 PM EST
To: Mario <mrb620@hotmail.com>
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Hi Mario,

For whatever reason my messages aren't reaching the JFW list. Tell
Annabelle to use the default jaws dictionary manager to make Jaws say,
Eastwest, instead of, cho.
Take 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:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Sunday, November 06, 2016 2:43 PM
*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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I wish they would've kept that particular feature, especially for those file
types that are unrecognized by Windows.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 3:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 2:44 PM
To: 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
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Yes.

-----Original Message-----
From: 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
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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Mario
 

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
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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 2:44 PM
To: 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
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Yes.

-----Original Message-----
From: 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
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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 2:44 PM
To: 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
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Yes.

-----Original Message-----
From: 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
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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Mario
 

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
Subject: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Yes.

-----Original Message-----
From: 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
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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Yes.

-----Original Message-----
From: 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
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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Mario
 

don't bother to reply to my question, I'll follow your reply to Sieghard.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 5:30 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Mario
 

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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Hi Annabelle,

I just Googled Eastwest Symphonic Choirs because this is totally unfamiliar territory for me. So it seems that according to Google Wordbuilder is an application built into "Eastwest Play Software". I assume you have installed this application on your computer and are simply trying to associate these .cho files to the Wordbuilder application. This should be possible the way I described, go into the properties of one of these .cho files by pressing Alt+Enter on it, then Alt+C for change. Now find Wordbuilder in your list of applications or, if it is not listed select browse and browse to the actual Wordbuilder.exe file. Of course you will have to figure out where that is located, probably somewhere in c:\program files or c:\program files (x86).

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

.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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 1:38 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

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] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:02 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Dave Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Yes.

-----Original Message-----
From: 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
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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Dave...
 

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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

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] On Behalf Of Dave
Carlson
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 12:29 PM
To: 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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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Re: Accessing File Types in Windows 7

Dave...
 

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>
To: <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] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:42 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:51 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:47 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Mario
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:29 AM
To: 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
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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:41 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:37 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:36 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:21 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 11:11 AM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
Annabelle
Susan Morison
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:11 PM
To: 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] On Behalf Of
john.falter
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:03 PM
To: 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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