Windows Dunce Question (probably OT)

Arthur Urban aturban at qwest.net
Wed Mar 22 13:54:28 EST 2006


I have the exact same problem. I've had no luck fixing it so far.

Chris Carroll-Davis wrote:
> 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,
>
> C
>
>
> 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 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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