The OpenWith system generally uses application name as the atomic unit of
separation, so if Ver7 and Ver8 have the same application binary name,
they'd collide like that. If you have an existing progid handler for each
version you could then use HKCR\.ext\openwithprogids to bring each in, if I
Speaking for myself only.
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"ChuckN" <Chuck@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> We run two versions of an application. Lets say Ver 7 and Ver. 8. On
> most computes in the office (all running Vista), using a right click, I
> can choose the version I want to run using "Open With". On one
> workstation running Vista, it will only allow me to run one version or the
> other based on file association. I can successfully run either version
> from its own startup icon.
> When I go to Open With the last version installed shows up as a
> Recommended Programs. When I select Other Programs, the "other version"
> does not show up. When I browse for the program and select it, normally
> it would be added to the list of Other Programs. In this case, it never
> shows up.
> To try to fix this, I ran a repair routine on the version that was not
> registering. That version now becomes the default, and the other version
> will not show up in Open With.
> On all other computers, both versions show up as Recommended Programs
> under Open with.
> What could be blocking file association on this one computer? All of the
> subject workstations are about one year old and are all the same make and
> model. There are no differences that I am aware of.