Windows Dunce Question (probably OT)

Chris Carroll-Davis chris at
Wed Mar 22 13:17:43 EST 2006

Tariel -

good suggestion, but no.  Initially I thought it was something like  
that because the icons came up consistently with Adobe PDF icons.   
But I can change the file association to more or less any program  
using the file profile options.  The problem here though is the fact  
that Windows refuses to let me associate the files with *Rev*.  It  
lets me browse for for a program, but if I choose Rev it just ignores  
it.  (I think I got Adobe PDF icons simply because "Adobe" begins  
with "A" so that was  the first prog in the list!)


Driving me nuts, this one!

Thanks for the suggestion,


On 22 Mar 2006, at 18:02, Tariel Gogoberidze wrote:

> 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>
>> 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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