ARM Frequently Asked Questions: General Information
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Registered File Types
Registered file types allow a file to be opened directly from Windows Explorer, an email message, or a program without first starting the associated program. For example, on most computers the program registered to open a .TXT file is Windows Notepad. It is much easier to double-click on a .TXT file than to select Start - Programs - Accessories - Notepad.
ARM Registered File Types
The ARM setup program registers the following as file types supported by ARM: .PRT, .DAT, .EDE, .EDP, .STC, .FLD. Sometimes another program may share a file type, such as a drawing program that can save files with the same .PRT file extension used by ARM protocols. Unfortunately, the Windows registry can only associate or define a single program to open a specific file type.
Viewing Registered File Types
File types currently registered with Windows may be viewed by opening My Computer located on the Windows desktop. Next select Tools, then Folder Options, then File Types Tab.
Changing File Type Program Associations
To change the program name shown in “Opens with:”, you will need to edit the file type by following the steps listed next:
- Click on the file type you want to change.
- Press the Edit button.
- Next, select Change button to choose the program you want to open this file.
- Then Press OK
Please consult the Windows Help System for additional information related to this subject.
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