Associations window



  • i know i asked this before but it would help me if i can see what archiver is associated with what archiver. This will help as i use serveral programs that take over control of archive files when installed and i want to makje sure they are not overriding pa. Which can happen i can assure you.



  • Well what you do is configure the other archivers first.

    So lets say configure winrar to open rar files.
    Then go into PA and it will say Pa is not your default archiver anymore do you want to make it….say NO.

    Go to options and check all archives EXCEPT RAR and RAR SPANNED.

    Now you are set.

    Mame



  • true but this means u have to unistall pa and then install say winrar and then install pa long winded. all i wnated to achive here is a way i acn load see which program is registared with what archive format so i could make sure i don’t have a rogue program taking control of that format and stopping pa getting control of it as i have had in the past.



  • I hope you do know that uninstall / install etc is not needed. You can do this just using the associations tab.

    You just want to see the currently associated program for each format in that screen - just as <one of="" the="" other="" utilities="">does.</one>



  • yes i know that but it does not inform me what program is using what formatr at any time. This feature would make sure that pa or the appropiate archiver i use is actually using that format.



  • Well there is no way to tell fromt he program but you can always check the file associations in windows.

    Since PA supports opening many formats set it to open 90% of the formats and uncheck the ones you want to associate with your programs.

    Then open winrar or whatever u are using and associate those to their respective formats.

    I used to have 4 different archivers on my system and I dealt with it this way.

    Mame



  • It would be a helpful feature indeed to have the former associations displayed as some other programs do. One shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get the installation they want.



  • @By-Tor:

    It would be a helpful feature indeed to have the former associations displayed as some other programs do. One shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get the installation they want.

    Totally Agree By-Tor! Application Developers have started taking this into consideration when designing new software, Just like the ingredients on a food package most end users need to know what’s in it and how it will affect them / their system.


 

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