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Windows associates file types with specific programs. When you double-click a file the associated program is notified to open the file. This article describes how to open a file with a program other than the associated program.
To open a file with a program other than the associated program, use either of the following methods:
Method 2Create a shortcut to the program you want to use in the Windows\SendTo folder. This lets you click the file with the right mouse button, click Send To, and then click the program you want to use to open the file. For additional information about adding items to the SendTo folder, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : How to Add Items to the "Send To" List
For additional information about associating file types with programs, click the Start button, click Help, type "associating, file types with programs" on the Index tab, click Display, and view a topic.
Article ID: 141275 - Last Review: May 7, 2007 - Revision: 1.3