Talk:File association

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Open with[edit]

(N chawlain 08:33, 22 May 2007 (UTC)) Some files are headed with the title "Open with" There are many options , how to select the right one If we select other than Default what will happen .How we can correct the mistake

What about the other OS's?[edit]

Does it mean that file associations only exist under Microsoft Windows? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:28, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

File associations exist in other OS other than Windows, but, these OS have more complex methods and techinques related to file associations, and are hard to understand. The inforrmation released publiclyabout the other OS including Linux, are very vague and cannot be understood easily. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:25, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Pre Windows 95 also had file name based extensions[edit]

I recall WINFILE.EXE would open a file with the correct program based on file extensions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:35, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

You are right, the article is incorrect. Windows 3.x introduced the Windows Registry specifically for file association reasons. I'll see if I can patch this up. --DanielPharos (talk) 11:36, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

OS neutral[edit]

As file associations exist in a vast range of OS differing in implementation and scope.

Opening a file[edit]

This action is mentioned several times but not defined or described. Seems to me, it should be, in a linked article if not in this one. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:19, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Perhaps something like, "invokes the associated program, which reads the file or document and presents it to the user for viewing, and possibly for editing or other action." Jim.henderson (talk) 12:32, 6 August 2012 (UTC)