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By jwbirdsong ·
After repairing all of my erronious file association I still have 1 that i can't fix ...what file should be associated with the install command(for *.ini files etc...)when i rt. click on a file to install there is nothing assoctited with my install command ...
thanks in advance

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by DKlippert In reply to file associations-Install

.ini files are text files

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by jwbirdsong In reply to file associations-Install

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by TheChas In reply to file associations-Install

As dklippert said, .ini files are text files that contain settings for programs.

The insallable files are .inf or information files. These are also text based files. INF files contain the installation instructions for Windows to install hardware, or programs.

If the install option is missing for .inf files, I recommend that you try re-installing your OS.

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by jwbirdsong In reply to file associations-Install

thanks was hoping to avoid that jb

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by jwbirdsong In reply to file associations-Install

typo should be *.inf files

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by jwbirdsong In reply to file associations-Install

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by Joseph Moore In reply to file associations-Install

Here is the info for INI files (I am doing this from Win2K, but it should be the same for NT):
Icon comes from C:\WINNT\System32\shell32.dll
There are 2 Actions, open and print
action-----app used
open-------C:\WINNT\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1
print------C:\WINNT\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE /p %1


Now, for INF files:
Icon comes from the same DLL
3 actions: Install, open, print

action-----app used
Install----C:\WINNT\System32\rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %1
open-------C:\WINNT\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1
print------C:\WINNT\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE /p %1

hope this helps

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by jwbirdsong In reply to file associations-Install

thats the one I wanted thanks alot Joseph.....Jack

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