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Search info about Filetypes - File extension - Registry

Post by Peter2 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:50 pm

Question for Windows XP

I still have problems to understand all the interactions and the logic behind the connection of

- File types (e.g. "Text Document")
- File extension (e.g. txt, text, scr, log, asc, ...)
- Registry entries (open with; open with other software; non used extensions, ...)

Is there a website or a book which explains it for advanced users (not for server admins ..)

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Post by XnTriq » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:30 pm

:arrow: Paul McFedries: Mastering File Types in Windows XP (Excerpt from the book “Microsoft Windows XP Unleashed”)

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Post by Peter2 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:54 am

Great - thank you :wink:

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Post by ckv » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:13 am

And MSDN Library is the best resource for all windows related technical stuff. :) Regardless, thousands of documentation errors MSDN has... Not really. :wink:

File Types:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library ... S.85).aspx

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