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Re: st: Opening a dta file directly from Explorer, Stata 9, Windows Vista


From   "Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Opening a dta file directly from Explorer, Stata 9, Windows Vista
Date   Mon, 10 Dec 2007 15:53:13 -0500

Delia,

Does this help?

"How do I... Change file extension associations in Windows Vista?"
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877_11-6172036.html

Friedrich

On Dec 10, 2007 1:51 PM, Delia Ionascu <di.eco@cbs.dk> wrote:
> Thanks a lot for the answer.
> I have tried this but my problem is that in Windows Vista I don't see
> how I can edit the command that runs Stata. I have tried from the
> place where one can associate a file type with a programm and also
> directly by configuring the Stata exe file but I couldn't. This Vista
> is so different from XP!
>
> Thanks again,
> Delia
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gabi Huiber <ghuiber@gmail.com>
> Date: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:40 pm
> Subject: Re: st: Opening a dta file directly from Explorer, Stata 9,
> Windows Vista
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Cc: di.eco@cbs.dk
>
> > Don't know about Vista, but on the chance that it's similar to XP,
> > heregoes:
> >
> > If you look at any folder in XP Explorer, under the Tools menu
> > there is a
> > Folder Options line. That opens a box with a File Types tab. That
> > tab lists
> > all file extensions on your computer and their associated
> > software. Now:
> >
> > Highlight .dta and click on the Advanced button. Then highlight
> > the "open"
> > action and click on the "Edit" button.
> >
> > The box labeled "Application used to perform this action" should read
> > exactly like so:
> >
> > "C:\Program Files\Stata9\wstata.exe" use "%1"
> >
> > unless your wstata.exe is on some other file path, which I doubt.
> >
> > What this essentially means is that it is not enough to just tell
> > Windows to
> > launch "C:\Program Files\Stata9\wstata.exe" when you click on a
> > .dta file.
> > Rather, you must instruct it to execute Stata's use command when
> > you click
> > on such a file.
> >
> > If it's different under Vista, good luck.
> >
> > Gabi
>
> >
> > On Dec 10, 2007 12:20 PM, Delia Ionascu <di.eco@cbs.dk> wrote:
> >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > I have just installed Stata 9 on a computer that uses Windows Vista
> > > Premium as operating system.
> > >
> > > I am now trying to open a data file (dta) directly from
> > Explorer, but
> > > after I have authorized the system to run Stata 9, Stata,
> > instead of
> > > running
> > > use + the dta file
> > > tries to run only the dta file and thus I get an error message.
> > >
> > > I thought to change the command that starts Stata, either when
> > > associating dta files with Stata program, or by right clicking
> > on the
> > > Stata program and going to Properties. I did not succeed in any
> > of the
> > > cases as I didn't see where I could specify myself which command is
> > > executed when Stata starts running. Do you know how this problem
> > could> be overcome?
> > >
> > > Kind regards,
> > > Delia Ionascu
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