Reclaim your files with Associate This
I hate it when programs steal my file associations. I click on a song, expecting it to open in Windows Media Player and iTunes appears on the screen. I test a Web page layout in Firefox and suddenly every Web page I open is directed to Firefox instead of my default browser. I should say, I used to hate it when this happens. After installing Associate This all my files open with the application I want them to.
As you may already know, file associations determine which application opens a specific file type by default. File extensions are the three or four characters following the ‘.’ in a file name. For example, Windows Media Player is the application associated with .wma files.
Associate This is a software utility for managing file associations. Associate This locks your file extensions, so only your preferred application launches when you click on a file. For instance, if you have 6 applications on your system capable of opening .mp3 files, Associate This insures your favorite application is the one launching when you click on an .mp3 file.
Associate This Features
- Association Monitoring
- Open Tracker
- Association Detection:
- Backup and Restore:
- Extension List
Associate This warns you when an application tries to change one of your file associations. File associations may be locked, to prevent unauthorized changes. Additional control over when and how notification takes place keeps you informed without interrupting your work.
This feature lets you open the most recently opened file in a different application. If you want to know how a Web page looks in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera, this is a quick way to open the page in each browser. If necessary, choose the program a particular file opens with each time you click on the file.
Track applications installed on your system and the files they are capable of opening. Automatic detection of all installed applications keeps this list up-to-date.
Store a snapshot of your file associations so you can easily revert to your favorite settings, if something gets improperly associated.
This list of all known file extensions on your computer and their associated application provides a useful overview and some additional options for advanced users.
Associate This offers easy configuration. Most features can be turned on or off by selecting the appropriate radio button. Switching between associations for a particular file extension is as simple as choosing the application from the corresponding menu.