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Chapter 5. Getting More Out of Windows E... > Change What Program Opens a File (Fi...

38. Change What Program Opens a File (File Association)

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31 About Windows Explorer


Whenever you double-click a file in XP, a program launches and opens the file. Windows XP determines which program should run and open the file based on the filename extension, the three letters at the end of the filename. In the filename newpicture.tif, .tif is the filename extension.


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