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does anyone have a login script out there that sets jpeg, jpg, jpe, gif, etc to open in MS photo editor?
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Question by:ordpeople
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by:pony10us
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Take a look at FTYPE:    http://ss64.com/nt/ftype.html
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by:pvlier
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You need to edit the registry. You could do that by silently importing a reg file with the correct data. For example to set .jpg file:
- create reg file with this info (you can set info in regedit and then export and filter needed info):
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\Open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\PhotoEd\\PHOTOED.EXE\" \"%1\""
"command"=hex(7):43,00,38,00,34,00,44,00,56,00,6e,00,2d,00,7d,00,66,00,28,00,\
  59,00,52,00,5d,00,65,00,41,00,52,00,36,00,2e,00,6a,00,69,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
  00,74,00,6f,00,45,00,64,00,69,00,74,00,6f,00,72,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,\
  73,00,3e,00,44,00,6f,00,54,00,5d,00,6a,00,49,00,7b,00,6a,00,66,00,28,00,3d,\
  00,31,00,26,00,4c,00,5b,00,2d,00,38,00,31,00,2d,00,5d,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,\
  31,00,22,00,00,00,00,00

- save this in the netlogon folder as 'fileasso.reg"
- add line to logon script: regedit /s \\<servername\netlogon\fileasso.reg
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by:ordpeople
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could this be placed in HKCU?  I am looking for just two users to be able to open in photo editor.
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by:pony10us
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That depends on the version of Windows you are using:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257592
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by:ordpeople
ID: 33621627
W2k3 SP2, I see that:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\Open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\PhotoEd\\PHOTOED.EXE\" \"%1\""
"command"=hex(7):43,00,38,00,34,00,44,00,56,00,6e,00,2d,00,7d,00,66,00,28,00,\
 59,00,52,00,5d,00,65,00,41,00,52,00,36,00,2e,00,6a,00,69,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
 00,74,00,6f,00,45,00,64,00,69,00,74,00,6f,00,72,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,\
 73,00,3e,00,44,00,6f,00,54,00,5d,00,6a,00,49,00,7b,00,6a,00,66,00,28,00,3d,\
 00,31,00,26,00,4c,00,5b,00,2d,00,38,00,31,00,2d,00,5d,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,\
 31,00,22,00,00,00,00,00
works but not under HKCU.
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by:pony10us
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From the site I pointed you to:

"Currently, there is no way through the UI to change or edit the user-specific file type associations stored in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes registry key. If you want to do this, you have to directly edit the registry or develop your own UI to gain access to this information. "

However, is this how you are trying to put it in HKCU?

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\jpegfile\shell\Open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\PhotoEd\\PHOTOED.EXE\" \"%1\""
"command"=hex(7):43,00,38,00,34,00,44,00,56,00,6e,00,2d,00,7d,00,66,00,28,00,\
 59,00,52,00,5d,00,65,00,41,00,52,00,36,00,2e,00,6a,00,69,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
 00,74,00,6f,00,45,00,64,00,69,00,74,00,6f,00,72,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,\
 73,00,3e,00,44,00,6f,00,54,00,5d,00,6a,00,49,00,7b,00,6a,00,66,00,28,00,3d,\
 00,31,00,26,00,4c,00,5b,00,2d,00,38,00,31,00,2d,00,5d,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,\
 31,00,22,00,00,00,00,00
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by:pony10us
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An example of yusing ftype would be:

ftype jpegfile="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.exe" "%1"

You can find out what to use for each (if they are already set) by doing:

ftype | more

You can then scroll through and find each and make a text file with the current settings so that it would be easy to revert back.
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by:ordpeople
ID: 33622386
I have been trying a couple registry hacks:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\jpegfile]
@="\"G:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\PhotoEd\\PHOTOED.EXE\" \"%1\""
also
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\jpegfile\shell]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\jpegfile\shell\Open]
@="&Open"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\jpegfile\shell\Open\command]
@="\"G:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\PhotoEd\\PHOTOED.EXE\" \"%1\""
"command"=hex(7):31,00,30,00,21,00,21,00,21,00,67,00,78,00,73,00,66,00,28,00,\
  4e,00,67,00,5d,00,71,00,46,00,60,00,48,00,7b,00,4c,00,73,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
  00,74,00,6f,00,45,00,64,00,69,00,74,00,6f,00,72,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,\
  73,00,3e,00,44,00,6f,00,54,00,5d,00,6a,00,49,00,7b,00,6a,00,66,00,28,00,3d,\
  00,31,00,26,00,4c,00,5b,00,2d,00,38,00,31,00,2d,00,5d,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,\
  31,00,22,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\jpegfile\shell\Print]
@="&Print"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\jpegfile\shell\Print\command]
@="\"G:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\PhotoEd\\PHOTOED.EXE\" /p \"%1\""
"command"=hex(7):31,00,30,00,21,00,21,00,21,00,67,00,78,00,73,00,66,00,28,00,\
  4e,00,67,00,5d,00,71,00,46,00,60,00,48,00,7b,00,4c,00,73,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
  00,74,00,6f,00,45,00,64,00,69,00,74,00,6f,00,72,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,\
  73,00,3e,00,44,00,6f,00,54,00,5d,00,6a,00,49,00,7b,00,6a,00,66,00,28,00,3d,\
  00,31,00,26,00,4c,00,5b,00,2d,00,38,00,31,00,2d,00,5d,00,20,00,2f,00,70,00,\
  20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\jpegfile\shell\printto]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\jpegfile\shell\printto\command]
@="G:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1\\MICROS~1\\PhotoEd\\PHOTOED.EXE /pt \"%1\" \"%2\" \"%3\" \"%4\""
but don't seem to be getting anywhere.
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by:ordpeople
ID: 33622415
currently ftype reveals that jpegfile is associated with opening in IE which is how I want it for every user that logs onto the server, but want two users to be able to open in MS photo editor.
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pony10us earned 500 total points
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1. Copy the line currently shown by ftype to a text file.
2. Add ftype to the begining of the line
3. Copy the line:  ftype jpegfile="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.exe" "%1" to the text file

Since your original question was about doing this in a login script then you can place an if %username% line in the login script. I haven't tested this

if "%username%"=="user b" (
ftype jpegfile="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.exe" "%1"
goto cont:
)
if "%username%"=="user b"(
ftype jpegfile="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.exe" "%1"
goto cont:
)
 <ftype line from your text file wil the original association settings>
cont:
    rest of script

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by:pony10us
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The first if should be for "user a" instead of both being "user b"   oops!
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by:ordpeople
ID: 37280040
ended up abondaning script because client moved on, but this helped us go down the path towards resolving it.
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