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    deleyd
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    How to manually associate file types with Multi-Edit
    (Windows Vista users see below.)
    This example shows how to manually associate *.c files with Multi-Edit, so if you double-click a file, it will open with Multi-Edit, or if you right-click on a file, the Open option will open the file with Multi-Edit. You may also add a second option to the right-click menu to open the file read-only.

      [*:1hzwze9t]In windows explorer: TOOLS -> FOLDER OPTIONS

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      [*:1hzwze9t]Select the File Types tab

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      [*:1hzwze9t]Look for the extension you want to change.
      (In this example I’ll do the .C extension)
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      [*:1hzwze9t]If you find the extension, skip to step 7.
      (Or, optionally, you may delete the extension by clicking ‘Delete’)
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      [*:1hzwze9t]Click ‘New’
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      [*:1hzwze9t]In the resulting ‘Create New Extension’ dialog,
      Enter file extension: C
      and click OK


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      [*:1hzwze9t]Back at the "Folder Options" dialog,
      Select the C extension and click ‘Advanced’.
      (notice it says "C File" as the file type)

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      [*:1hzwze9t]In the resulting "Edit File Type" dialog,
      click ‘New’

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      [*:1hzwze9t]In the ‘New Action’ dialog, fill in,
      Action: Open
      Application to use: click ‘Browse’ and select the program you want to open this type of file. For example, browse to and select: Mew32.exe in the "C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\" folder.

      Important:
      After selecting
      "C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\mew32.exe"
      add a space and "%1" so it reads:[code:1hzwze9t]"C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\mew32.exe" "%1"[/code:1hzwze9t]
      (If you forget this step, then when you open a filename which has
      a space in it, Multi-Edit will interpret it as two filenames and
      you’ll get two blank windows for each part of the filename.)

      Click ‘OK’
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      [*:1hzwze9t]Back at the "Edit File Type" dialog,
      click ‘Change Icon’

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      [*:1hzwze9t]In the resulting "Change Icon" dialog, click ‘Browse’
      navigate to and select mew32.exe
      in the "C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\" folder
      Select the Multi-Edit icon and click ‘OK’

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      [*:1hzwze9t]That should do it. Click ‘OK’ to get out of the menus.

      Optional:

      We can optionally add a ‘Multi-Edit (Read-Only)’ option:
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      [*:1hzwze9t]In the "Edit File Type" dialog, click ‘New’
      [/*:m:1hzwze9t]
      [*:1hzwze9t]In the ‘New Action’ dialog, fill in,
      Action: Multi-Edit (Read-Only)
      Application to use: click ‘Browse’ and select Mew32.exe in the "C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\" folder.

      Important:
      After selecting
      "C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\mew32.exe"
      add a space, /RO (for Read Only), space, and "%1" so it reads:[code:1hzwze9t]"C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\mew32.exe" /RO "%1"[/code:1hzwze9t]

      (If you forget this step, then when you open a filename which has a space in it, Multi-Edit will interpret it as two filenames and you’ll get two blank windows for each part of the filename.)
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      [*:1hzwze9t]That should do it. Click ‘OK’ to get out of the menus.[/*:m:1hzwze9t][/list:o:1hzwze9t] Now when you right-click on a *.c file, you’ll have two options:
      Open
      Multi-Edit (Read-Only)

      There’s also a checkbox in Multi-Edit that I would uncheck if checked (use of this checkbox is described in the "See Also" link below):
      TOOLS -> CUSTOMIZE -> GENERAL (left side) -> FILENAME EXTENSIONS
      in the resulting "Edit Filename Extension" dialog, uncheck the ‘Create "Edit with Multi-Edit" shell extension’ box.

      See also: [list:1hzwze9t][*:1hzwze9t]

      Windows Vista Users
      If you have Windows Vista, you’re SOL. No, seriously, Vista does not come with a utility to modify file associations like this. The only way to do this is to edit the registry directly, or purchase a 3rd party program, such as
      can also do this ($75).

      See: [list:1hzwze9t][*:1hzwze9t]
      [*:1hzwze9t]

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