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Managing File Associations

Recall that in Windows 3.x, you can associate a file extension with an application. For example, you can associate the .DOC extension that Microsoft Word adds to files to Word, so that when you choose a file with the .DOC extension, the file is opened in Word.

In Windows 98 you can define a file type, associate it with a file extension, and then associate any number of actions with the file type. Again, using Word as an example, you can define the Microsoft Word Document file type and then define one or more actions associated with that file type. The default action can be executed by choosing a file with the .DOC extension in Windows Explorer or in a folder window or by right-clicking a .DOC file and choosing the default action from the top of the shortcut menu that is displayed.


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