Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 18:48:28 +0000
Reply-To: F J Kelley <jkelley@UGA.EDU>
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From: F J Kelley <jkelley@UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: is it even possible to assign the ".sas" extension to
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I've had some good suggestions, but here is the problem:
-- as of SAS 9.2 and 9.3, there has been a utility available to "manage SAS filetypes", I understand it was added to help users after the Windows file type manager became difficult to find. It may (cannot verify because am in the middle of a project) be that this also prevents you from changing the file associations except via this method. And I have no objection. None. However, the -only- option I have in this is associating ".sas" with EG. It appears there is no way to add other executables to this. I know the Registry is available, but let's be serious: this will be passed to all sorts of users. The Departmental IT are already PO'd because they know how to associate file types, and SAS is always an alien, hostile world to them in any event; this just makes it weirder. My concern is that the utility designed for this seems not to work.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Morley Herbert [Morley.Herbert@HCAHEALTHCARE.COM]
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [SAS-L] is it even possible to assign the ".sas" extension to "sas.exe"?
I'm not sure if this is what you want, but windows extension assignments can be set through windows explorer or My Computer.
Open win explorer
Select 'Folder Options'
Select 'File Types'
Scroll down list to SAS extension
Click on it, then chose 'Change' button.
Find SAS in list or use Browse and find your SAS.exe file.
Click OK..OK..Ok etc to close it.
When you double click the program with SAS extension it will run in SAS.