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Re: AW: st: Opening Stata datasets from windows explorer in windows vista


From   Maksim L Pinkovskiy <maxim09@MIT.EDU>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: AW: st: Opening Stata datasets from windows explorer in windows vista
Date   Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:07:58 -0400

Dear everyone,

     Thank you very much for your replies. First, I am sorry, but for some
inexplicable reason, the first line of my original email got cut off -- I use
Stata 9. I have actually contacted Stata tech support on this matter, but they
were unable to help me.
     I think my problem is a general problem for Stata on Vista, rather than
something idiosyncratic to my computer. I am wondering if there are any Stata
users running Stata on Windows Vista who have encountered this problem and who
have dealt with it. I have tried associating .dta files with other programs,
but the problem is that Windows Vista does not (at least to my knowledge) allow
me to specify which executable file (rather than application), rather than which
program, to use in opening such files.

Yours Sincerely,
Maxim Pinkovskiy.

Quoting Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:

>
> <>
>
>
> The whole thing is probably caused by a single registry key that is missing
> a pair of quotes. Could be, for instance,
> "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Stata11Data\shell\open\command", but again: Maksim will
> be better off contacting tech support!
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Simon Moore
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 4. August 2009 00:31
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: Re: st: Opening Stata datasets from windows explorer in windows
> vista
>
> You might try looking at the "Default Programs" in Control Panel Home -
> you will see an option to "Associate file type or protocol with a
> specific program". Here you'll be able to manually specify what program
> is called when a .dta file is opened in explorer.
>
> Simon
>
>
> Maksim L Pinkovskiy wrote:
>> whenever I try to open a Stata dataset by clicking on it in Windows
> Explorer, I
>> get output and an error message of the form:
>>
>> C:\data\mydataset
>> unrecognized command:  C
>> r(199);
>>
>>  This problem also existed in Windows XP but could be fixed; I know that
> the
>> problem arises because Windows is looking for the file "wstata" when it
> should
>> be looking for "wsestata". However, I cannot fix this problem in Vista as
> the
>> control panel menus in Vista are different from those in XP and do not
> allow
>> changing what specific application opens which file type (as far as I can
> see).
>>   I would be very grateful for any help that you could give to me on this
>> matter.
>>
>> Yours Sincerely,
>> Maxim Pinkovskiy.
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