Windows Dunce Question (probably OT)

Tariel Gogoberidze tariel at mac.com
Wed Mar 22 13:02:19 EST 2006


On Mar 22, 2006, at 10:20 AM, Chris Carroll-Davis wrote:

> Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 15:12:37 +0000
> From: Chris Carroll-Davis <chris at carroll-davis.co.uk>
>
> Hello folks.
>
> Question here from complete Windows dope.  What am I doing wrong?
> I've installed Rev on PC to test and tweak stuff I've written on Mac.
> But... any .rev files I see have the wrong icon. Presumably the file
> association is wrong on my system.  I have tried going to
> "properties" of file and choosing Revolution as the prog to open the
> file.
>  But a) Rev isn't in the list...  and b) if I then "browse" for
> Rev, the PC won't add Rev to the list or associate it with the file.
>
> Upshot is, I can't double-click file (without opening wrong program)


Any chance this "wrong program" is WinRAR ?

WinRAR uses the same file extension ".rev" as Revolution does  and if 
it's installed prior to Revolution it would change Rev icons to it's 
own.

My solution was to change ".rev" file association directly in registry. 
WinRAR applies ".rev" extension to rarely used archives (recovery 
volumes, which can be later used to reconstruct missing files in volume 
set and only for very specific cases on top of that).

So, in my case, because I'm not using such types of WinRAR archives, 
this solution was fine.

best regards
Tariel


> or drag file to Rev program (if I do, it opens Rev but Rev ignores
> file).  The only way I can open the file is by ctrl-O and choosing
> from dlog... - and that's just oh-so-last-century...
>
> Do any of you Windows experts have any suggestions?  Do I have a
> screwed up registry or something?  Or just a screwed up Mac user?
>
> Help!
>
> Chris




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