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Opening a File with No File Extension

Posted on 2011-03-12
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I need to use a file to help re-write my URLs.  Previously, on the other hosting company, I was able to use .htaccess but the new company already has a program that used this program and they saw that htaccess (no period).  So I am using that now.

I use Expression Web for most of what I do.  When I am working on a website, I can double click the htaccess file and then this dialog box appears
Open with Expression Web TextI choose Open with Expression Web (text).  Is there a way to be able to double click on this file and have Expression Web open this file as a txt file.

I have looked at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations - but htaccess is not there.

Thanks!
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no it wont as windows uses extension

the always use this .. will be disabled so you will never be able to double click it as that opens the default application and none can be set as windows uses the extension for that
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if the htaccess file was callede htaccess.txt then it would work
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Thanks - that was what I thought, but just wanted to make sure.
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by:LelikInside
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Right click on htaccess file and choose "Open with...". there choose needed program and check "Always use this program" checkbox
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that doesn't work Lelikinside you dont get open with and the open with tab is greyed out in the open with dialogue
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