Solved

File Association Problem

Posted on 2007-11-20
10
416 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am currently using CRXI. When saving report to my desktop or local drive; then double clicking on the report icon is not being associated with the crystal so therefore crystal does not start up. I have to open up Crystal itself then choose Open from the menu to open up reports.

I have tried right clicking on the icon then choosing Open With > Choose Program, then check always use the selected program to open this type of file; XI does not appear in the list of programs. I then browse to the folder that has crw32.exe in it and choose this. Again this does not associate crystal with the file.

Can anybody help?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:halifaxman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
10 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:and235100
ID: 20318322
Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, File Types tab.

Add in a new association - with the correct extension and associated path to the program.



0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:and235100
ID: 20318413
(normally .rpt or .rpc)
0
 

Author Comment

by:halifaxman
ID: 20318448
thanks for the answer, the file extension rpt is associated with internet explorer for whatever reason, when I try and  change it to CR it doesnt happen
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:and235100
ID: 20318454
Okay - delete the association - reboot - and put in a new one, linked to the correct program.
0
 

Author Comment

by:halifaxman
ID: 20318499
the delete option for that one is greyed out
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:sramesh2k
ID: 20318897
Hi halifaxman,

If I understand correctly, in the Open with dialog, the (Crystal Reports) crw32.exe entry does not appear in the list of programs even though you choose "Browse..." and locate the file manually?
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:2PiFL
ID: 20319271
You have to be at least a Power User to make those changes permanent.
0
 

Author Comment

by:halifaxman
ID: 20319320
sramesh2k - thats correct
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
dreamyguy earned 250 total points
ID: 20320247
1.Have you tried re-installing the application? I guess that's the easiest way to fix all the file associations.
2. Other way would be to go to a working machine, open up the registry and go to HKCR\.rpt (or whatever the extension of the document is that has the issue) export to a reg file it by right clicking on it and choosing export, move it over to the machine with the issue, take a backup of the exisiting key on the problematic machine, delete it and then import the fresh (working) registry key.
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:sramesh2k
ID: 20320453
>> sramesh2k - thats correct

See if registering crw32.exe using this tool helps.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/openwithadd.htm
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 7 Share with XP 22 209
business objects to connect to MSSQL 6 111
Change Locale for Crystal Reports Dynamically in VB.Net 2010 Winforms. 3 56
How Parameters Work 2 29
Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC?  (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of us are both IT and legal experts but we all have our own views of Microsoft's licensing rules and how they apply.  There are…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question