How to set file extensions to programs?

April 30, 2010 at 01:11:53
Specs: Windows 7, 2.1/4gb
I have installed the office 2007 compatibility pack and yet all the new files

the pptx
the xlsx
the docx

file icons and assoications don't point to anywhere useful. So you click on them and they don't open in their respective 2003 program. i.e docx should open into word 2003

I have tried the bat file

start /wait powerpnt /regserver
start /wait winword /r
start /wait excel /regserver

but this only seems to correct the 2003 extensions and associations. I need to do this through a dos bat. Do you know how i can associate them properly? even if i have to do it manually ...but it must be through dos as I'm wriiting a bat file

:) thanks

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April 30, 2010 at 05:48:44
You can forget DOS.

If a .docx is really a WORD file try right click > open with.

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May 1, 2010 at 03:47:12
Do you mean writing a batch script, which should be opened from the command line, or a batch script that should be started from Windows explorer ?

It's weird that regular extension linking has gone wrong. Try to remove the current linking, as something must be wrong there. If here is no link, he would automatically ask how to open it, giving you the open to always use that one.

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May 1, 2010 at 06:04:24
It is obvious, still let me ask.
Have you tried the "assoc" command in cmd.exe prompt?


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May 2, 2010 at 15:08:31
i don't want the user to have to select open with. As that will ask the user to search for the program and it's not always on the suggested list whereby they would have to hunt for the program files.

No i haven't used the assoc command in dos

batch script that ends witht the extension .bat

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