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From: posfan12
Subject: Win7x64: Uninstalled POV 3.62, can no longer associate INC files with POV 3=
Date: 5 Jan 2014 03:15:01
Message: <web.52c8cd4dc4453b00f5699ff20@news.povray.org>
Formerly I had POV 3.62 and 3.7 both installed on the same machine. I switched
over to 3.7 exclusively.

However, now I cannot associate INC files with POV-Ray on Windows 7 x64. I can
navigate to the program through the "Open File" dialog, but the association does
not "stick". I.e. it is simply ignored/reset back to the earlier program, in my
case Notepad.

Does anyone have any tips on how to resolve this?


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Win7x64: Uninstalled POV 3.62, can no longer associate INC files with POV 3=
Date: 5 Jan 2014 06:46:46
Message: <52c8ffd6$1@news.povray.org>
On 05/01/2014 3:11 AM, posfan12 wrote:
> Formerly I had POV 3.62 and 3.7 both installed on the same machine. I switched
> over to 3.7 exclusively.
>
> However, now I cannot associate INC files with POV-Ray on Windows 7 x64. I can
> navigate to the program through the "Open File" dialog, but the association does
> not "stick". I.e. it is simply ignored/reset back to the earlier program, in my
> case Notepad.
>
> Does anyone have any tips on how to resolve this?
>
>
Have you tried, select the *.pov file, right click, open with, "choose 
default program"?

-- 
Regards
     Stephen


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From: posfan12
Subject: Re: Win7x64: Uninstalled POV 3.62, can no longer associate INC files with P=
Date: 5 Jan 2014 14:05:00
Message: <web.52c96605250e988df5699ff20@news.povray.org>
Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
> Have you tried, select the *.pov file, right click, open with, "choose
> default program"?
>
> --
> Regards
>      Stephen

Yes, the POV files are properly associated with POV 3.7. It is the INC files
that are not working.


Mike


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Win7x64: Uninstalled POV 3.62, can no longer associate INC files with P=
Date: 5 Jan 2014 15:54:05
Message: <52c9801d@news.povray.org>
On 05/01/2014 2:02 PM, posfan12 wrote:
> Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
>> Have you tried, select the *.pov file, right click, open with, "choose
>> default program"?
>>
>> --
>> Regards
>>       Stephen
>
> Yes, the POV files are properly associated with POV 3.7. It is the INC files
> that are not working.
>

It would be the same procedure with *.inc files. Remember to tick the 
box that says. "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file."

Or you could hack the registry.


-- 
Regards
     Stephen


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From: posfan12
Subject: Re: Win7x64: Uninstalled POV 3.62, can no longer associate INC files with P=
Date: 6 Jan 2014 01:20:01
Message: <web.52ca047b7db1c401f5699ff20@news.povray.org>
Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
> It would be the same procedure with *.inc files. Remember to tick the
> box that says. "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file."
>

Yes, I did this. I am able to set the file association for other programs, like
Notepad++. But it fails to "stick" when trying to do the same for any of
POV-Ray's executables.


> Or you could hack the registry.
>
>
> --
> Regards
>      Stephen



I would like to confirm whether this is a bug or not before seeking alternative
solutions.



Mike


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From: posfan12
Subject: Re: Win7x64: Uninstalled POV 3.62, can no longer associate INC files with P=
Date: 6 Jan 2014 01:50:01
Message: <web.52ca0b7c7db1c401f5699ff20@news.povray.org>
"posfan12" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> I would like to confirm whether this is a bug or not before seeking alternative
> solutions.
>
>
>
> Mike


Update: I was able to set the association with the SSE2 Win32 version, but not
pvengine64.exe or pvengine.exe.

I'm going to keep searching for a solution involving editing the registry.


Mike


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From: posfan12
Subject: Re: Win7x64: Uninstalled POV 3.62, can no longer associate INC files with P=
Date: 6 Jan 2014 02:05:00
Message: <web.52ca0e597db1c401f5699ff20@news.povray.org>
I found the issue and the solution to the issue here:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/problems-with-file-association-in-windows-7-64-bit/8a8
4fcec-22df-4942-8e35-d98dbe96e327

POV-Ray 3.7 wasn't registered correctly. The registry key discussed in the
article was associated with POV 3.62 instead of 3.7.


Mike


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