This tip shows how to use the
ftype command in Microsoft Windows
to figure out which program will open a particular file.
These commands are built into Microsoft Windows XP. No additional software is required.
It also shows the detailed command-line options for the program.
|Open a command prompt||
||These are command-line programs that must be run from a command prompt.|
|Run the ASSOC command||
||This displays the "Association" for this extension. There isn't much you can do with this except the next step.|
|Run the FTYPE command||
||This shows the command line that will be used to open files with this association.|
LATER: if it shows CLSID, interpreting the % stuff in the command line