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Re: st: Adjusting file associations so do-files open in editor?

From   Roger Newson <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Adjusting file associations so do-files open in editor?
Date   Tue, 23 Mar 2010 20:39:54 +0000

Thanks to Jeph for warning us Windows XP Pro users in advance about the horrible prospects waiting for us, if and when we upgrade to Windows 7 or even Windows Vista. I have just had to migrate to a new hard disk because the old one failed. A lot of the manual work involved in this exercise was altering default file associations to refer to my chosen text editor TextPad, which I use to open Stata do-files and many other file types, and which is described (with other text editors used with Stata) at

It is helpful to know that (unfortunately) it will be even worse in Windows 7, and that (fortunately) there seems to be something that we can do about it.

Best wishes


On 23/03/2010 16:02, Jeph Herrin wrote:

Since I started Win 7, I found this tool to be very

It is free and does what Win 7 does not - allows you to
add, remove, and edit the file associations for every


Venable wrote:
Hi Statalisters,

Is it possible to set preferences or adjust so that
do-files open in the editor by default, rather than being run in

My apologies if this is obvious or has been discussed on the list - I
did a bit of searching but did not find anything.

In case it's relevant, I use Stata 11 SE on Windows 7 Enterprise.
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Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
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