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Thomas01
29-07-2005, 01:13 PM
I have DCWIN my favourite drafting program and its old DOS version on my computer.
I want any drawings particularly recent ones to be opened by EXPLORE using DCWIN but when I try to get DCWIN added to the list of programs available to open files it refuses to copy over when I have selected it.
The old DOS version(which was accepted) is no longer on my computer, I don't need it so got rid. This problem does not exist on my laptop which uses XP home. I have XP prof on the desktop.
How can I get DCWIN accepted as a program to open files.
Just for interest XP tries to open the files in ACDSee which just cannot do that.
Tom

pctek
29-07-2005, 05:08 PM
Windows Explorer. Tools - folder options.
File Types.
Either NEW if the file type is not listed or CHANGE if it is. Check that it isn't listed more than once.
Should work whatever version of XP.

Thomas01
29-07-2005, 06:45 PM
pctek
Hey I got it working. I followed your advice and did run into a little problem because XP still refused to pick the thing up. But by going into "advanced" somewhere I managed it. I am grateful. Thanks a lot.
Tom

pctek
29-07-2005, 09:26 PM
pctek
Hey I got it working. I followed your advice and did run into a little problem because XP still refused to pick the thing up.
Tom
Weird. DCWIN Must be written by their rivals....