IE6 file associations / file actions
Posted on 2004-08-20
I will try to be as clear as possible.
IE6 in 2000 or XP
Web site has a link to a .WAV file. When user clicks on file it transfers the file and opens it in media player.
Now - if user has added other players (media player, real, quick, winamp, etc) of course the file will open in those apps.
Here is the catch - if the user now wishes to use Brand X player (a very basic unobtrusive product) that they just installed to open these files when clicked on more than likely the wave file will open in one of the other programs.
I have tried file associations edit, deleting wav associations and creating new (both pointing to open with Brand X player)
to no avail.
I have tried uninstalling real, quick, winamp, and re associating with Brand X player to no avail.
Please note - after I have checked/changed file associations a wave file on the LOCAL machine will open in Brand X player. Wave files clicked on the web site will not - it will probably open in sound player/recorder, media player etc.
I do know this is an Ie/Windows configuration problem, as on my personal systems it works fine - BUT i dont clutter my system with the real, quick, winamp players.
WHAT IS A SURE FIRE METHOD TO MAKE AN FILETYPE IN IE UTILIZE A SPECIFIC APPLICATION installed at a later date?
We have designed the web site and are recommending Brand X player to our users, but I know we are going to run into this question at out tech support desks. We are going live today and just discovered this problem.
I thank you in advance.