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Creating a new file extension and associate an application

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    Creating a new file extension and associate an application


    Hi,
    I want to create a new file extension named ".emsof" and associate any text editor with it like notepad++ in windows 8.1
    Moreover all of these files should be searched by having filter of "*.emsof" like any other ordinary files.
    Please guide me about how to do it?
    Thanks.

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    You can just create a file with that extension and on a right click menu go to "Open With" and associate with a program you want. If you want it to stay like that, choose "Choose Default program".
    Alternatively, you can open it's file properties and set default there. BTW, you can create a "Dummy" (empty) file with that extension. There's other ways but this ones are simplest.
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