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Shell extensions for file names with no file extension can be registered under the following:
For example, to associate a program (for example, Notepad.exe) to open all files with no extension, use the following registry keys:
Here is an alternative method:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.] @="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.\shell\open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.\shell\open\command] @="<path to notepad.exe> %1"
NOTE: "NoExtFile" is not a predefined name, and therefore it can be anything. Adding other shell extensions is similar to adding shell extensions for file names with extensions.
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.] @="NoExtFile" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\NoExtFile] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\NoExtFile\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\NoExtFile\shell\open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\NoExtFile\shell\open\command] @="<path to notepad.exe> %1"
Please refer to the Platform SDK documentation on Shell Extensions for more information.
Article ID: 236014 - Last Review: December 20, 2004 - Revision: 1.2
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