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By cbrinley ·
I currently have users using Netscape navigator i would like them to be able to easlily have all of thier htm files use IE by defualt. i would like to have script that could kick off at login to create the accociation. I am using and NT 4 enviroment.
Any help would be great thanks. CHRis

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by Peyison In reply to File association script

Chris,

This is something that you only need to change once. Here's how to do it manually - not sure if you want the script so that your users won't have to manually do it, if so, I don't know of any automatic way to do it without writing a program to edit the registry.

To change a file association manually:

In NT Explorer: while pressing the Shift key, right click on an HTML file. From the menu choose Open With. From the program list, choose IE - and check the box "always use this program to open this type of file" and press OK.

Hope this helps.

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by cbrinley In reply to File association script

Thanks for the feedback but i really would need the script to do this because i have hundreds of users and i know if i leave it up to them that will be more trouble than its worth.

thanks

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by jcombs In reply to File association script

You will need to manually change the association on your machine then export the following registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/HTML/HtmlDefBrowser/DefaultIcon

This is the key that will create the association for .htm files to open with netscape. You can then e-mail this to all users and they need only to double click on it.

I hope that this works for your situation. A logon script really isn't necessary, nor is a special program to edit the registry

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by cbrinley In reply to File association script

this seems like a viable solution

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