Problem with "Open with" -> "Choose default program"

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  1. Domantas Jurkus

    Domantas Jurkus New Member

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    Alright, I use a piece of programming software called Blitz3D. All of the codes written in it are exported as .bb files which can be read by the program itself, Notepad or any other text editor. Of course, I want those files to be launched by Blitz3D right as i double-click them. However, as I right-click on one of my codes, choose "Open with", then "Choose default program", I don't see Blitz3D in the list. No problem there, I just click "Browse...", locate the .exe, click on it... But after that Blitz3D is not added to the list of all available programs to open that file with. So, the default program stays Notepad...

    First of all, I didn't install Blitz3D, I copy-pasted it from my computer class (we were asked to do so in order to work on our projects at home). I've done some research and found out that the problem is within the registry as it doesn't recognize Blitz3D as an installed program, but i wasn't able to find a complete solution.

    So, any thoughts?
     
  2. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    You could always install the Blitz3D app on your PC. It's not free but would most likely solve your problem. You do have to have an app installed in order to add it to the Open With context menu.
     
  3. Domantas Jurkus

    Domantas Jurkus New Member

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    I know it would, but paying $100 just to be able to "Open with" isn't just worth it. Is it really impossible to add any program to the list? :|
     
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  5. Domantas Jurkus

    Domantas Jurkus New Member

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    Worked! Thanks :D
     

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