How do I create a file association?

  Jackcoms 21:00 18 Oct 05
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I have PowerPoint Viewer on my PC (but not PowerPoint).

I occasionally receive PowerPoint (.pps or .ppt) attachments from friends, but when I try to open them PowerPoint Viewer will not run them.

I have tried creating a file association in Control Panel; Tools; Folder Options; File Types - but to no avail.

What am I doing wrong?

Windows XP SP2.

  MAJ 21:06 18 Oct 05

When you get a pps file, right-click on it, choose "Open With" from the context menu, then choose the PPViewer as the application to open the file with and tick the little box which says "Always use this program to open files of this type" (or similar).

  VoG II 21:10 18 Oct 05
  Jackcoms 21:21 18 Oct 05

Thanks to both of you for your quick responses.

VoG™ - Manual Method 1 (!!) in your link solved it. ;-)

  woodchip 21:22 18 Oct 05

Try this, In Windows Explorer, Right click the File with shift key held down, now choose "open With" select the program you want to use and tick the box to always Open With

  woodchip 21:25 18 Oct 05

Too late

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