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Offline joe935

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File association listing in Winpatrol
« on: December 26, 2015, 09:41:15 PM »
The listing for file associations dos not show the association that actually exists.
Some examples:
My Win 10 has
 Metapad for .txt, .log winpatrol shows notepad
   zplayer for .mp3 Winpatrol shows  Wmplayer
 angelwriter for .rtf     Winpatrol shows Wordpad

Shouldn't Winpatrol show the existing file association?

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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 02:46:54 PM »
Those look correct to me. Why do you think they are wrong?

Are they different from that listed in Control Panel Associations? Mine are the same.

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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 03:24:31 PM »
Do you mean that Metapad, zplayer and angelwriter not also listed in the File Types tab with the correct association along with Notepad, etc.?


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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2015, 04:33:34 PM »
Don't quite understand your question. But i think the answer is yes.Winpatrol is listing the wrong file association.
I have changed the file associations for those extensions and winpatrol is showing the default and not what i have changed them to.

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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2015, 05:28:42 PM »
Let me try again.

Notepad uses .txt as a file extension and should be listed in the File Types tab that way.
Metapad also uses .txt as a file extension.  Is it listed in the File Types tab that way?

Do you have "Lock file types" checked on the Options tab?

See WinPatrol Features: File Types


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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2015, 07:59:47 PM »
I do not have "lock file types " checked
I have attached a screen shot of winpatrol file types tab
as you can see the programs i use to open .txt .mp3 and .rtf are not listed.

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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2015, 07:08:35 PM »
I cannot guess how WinPatrol selects what to put under the Command and Company columns in the File Types tab. Here's another example of weirdness, on my system: the program WinPatrol lists for the .eml extension is not the program that opens .eml files, which is my current email client, which is also the default for .wdeml, mailto and MAPI. It is not the program given for .eml in the Windows "Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program," which is, again, my current email client. And it's not the "out of the box" Windows default (whatever that might have been, if there was one). Rather, it is my PREVIOUS email client.

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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2015, 07:19:09 PM »
Possibly one problem is that WinPatrol does not detect changes in file types. It's supposed to. That's its purpose. But it doesn't. (This bug has been discussed at length elsewhere in the forum.) So whatever program was listed underthe File Types tab when WinPatrol was installed will remain there.

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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 12:17:33 PM »
Glad it's not just me  :(


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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2016, 12:04:41 PM »
Regarding the "File Types" tab:

Version 34.11.2016.27 brings improvements. Entries in this tab now reflect current associations between file name extensions and programs. And the RTF file type is present.

On the downside, WinPatrol is still not alerting on changes to those associations.

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Re: File association listing in Winpatrol
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 12:07:58 PM »
Correction: WinPatrol is, in fact, issuing alerts on changes to file type associations for me. It missed the first change to .log, but all appears fine now. My apologies.