JSI Tip 9622. How can a script configure specific office file extensions to open in their own application instead of in Internet Explorer?

In tip 2300 ยป Office documents open in Internet Explorer instead of the office application, we manually configured the registry.

I have scripted OpenInOwnApp.bat to configure the registry for the office file extensions you specify.

The syntax for using OpenInOwnApp.bat is:

OpenInOwnApp .EXT1 \[.EXT2 .. .EXTn\]

Where each .EXTX is an office file extension, like .DOC and .XLS, etc..

NOTE: OpenInOwnApp.bat uses REG.EXE, built into Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and later, or installed from the Support Tools on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM.

OpenInOwnApp.bat contains:

@echo off
if \{%1\}

\{\} goto err :loop if \{%1\}

\{\} goto finish set ext=%1 shift set key="NONE" call :getext>nul 2>&1 if %key% EQU "NONE" goto err set /a BrowserFlags=0 call :getbf>nul 2>&1 set /a work=%BrowserFlags% ^& 8 if %work% EQU 8 goto loop set /a BrowserFlags=%BrowserFlags% + 8 call :upd>nul 2>&1 goto loop :getext for /f "Tokens=3*" %%a in ('REG QUERY "HKCR\%ext%" /VE^|find "REG_SZ"') do ( set key="HKCR\%%b" ) goto :EOF :getbf for /f "Tokens=3" %%a in ('REG QUERY %key% /V BrowserFlags^|find "REG_DWORD"') do ( set /a BrowserFlags=%%a ) goto :EOF :upd REG ADD %key% /V BrowserFlags /T REG_DWORD /F /D %BrowserFlags% goto :EOF :err @echo Syntax: OpenInOwnApp .EXT1 \[.EXT2 .. .EXTn\] goto :loop :finish endlocal

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