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Re: [h-e-w] Usign emacs as default program in windows 7

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Usign emacs as default program in windows 7
Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2012 18:14:17 +0200

> From: Brian Elmegaard <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2012 11:31:43 +0100
> I am trying to make emacsclientw the default program for opening 
> different file types, e.g. fortran source with the extension .for, in 
> windows 7.
> In order to do this I rightclick on a file and chosse 'Open with".
> I choose browse and select the emacsclientw.exe which I have unzipped in 
> \Program Files(x86)\emacs\bin.
> I have two problems with this:
> 1: The same as explained here 
> (
> occurs. Simply, I do not get emacsclientw.exe in the list when I choose it.

Does it work if you install Emacs outside the "C:\Program Files (x86)"
directory?  E.g., C:\emacs, or maybe even D:\emacs (the latter avoids
the system drive, which is being watched by default by Windows).

If moving the Emacs installation out of "C:\Program Files (x86)"
doesn't help, perhaps you as the user don't have the necessary
privileges to change file associations?

> I have tried emacs.exe as well with the same results. And I have tried 
> to unzip to other locations with no luck.

What other locations didn't work?

> 2: emacsclientw needs to be run as
> "C:\Program Files (x86)\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe" -na runemacs.exe -c ""
> if I understand correctly.
> I need to create a shortcut manually to do this.
> Would it be useful to distribute this shortcut by default or to make 
> emacsclientw possible to run without it?

Is it such a problem that it requires an out-of-the-box solution?  I
thought that making a shortcut is something every Windows user can do.

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