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Message 11 of 13 (502 Views)

Re: Inventor View 2012 Association Help

09-19-2011 07:26 AM in reply to: jon.dean

Sorry the link did not work (typo).


Try this LINK



Jon Dean

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Registered: ‎11-07-2003
Message 12 of 13 (485 Views)

Re: Inventor View 2012 Association Help

09-24-2011 11:28 AM in reply to: jon.dean

If you apply the following registry entries to your computer, the file assocations with Inventor view 2012 will work for anyone who logs in.  The key is that file assocations for the computer are stored in HKLM\Software\Classes.  This also works for Terminal Servers as well.  This associates IPT and IDW file types to the viewer.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.idw] @="idw_auto_file" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\idw_auto_file] @="" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\idw_auto_file\shell] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\idw_auto_file\shell\open] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\idw_auto_file\shell\open\command] @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Autodesk\\Inventor View 2012\\Bin\\InventorView.exe\" \"%1\"" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\.ipt] @="ipt_auto_file" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\ipt_auto_file] @="" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\ipt_auto_file\shell] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\ipt_auto_file\shell\open] [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\ipt_auto_file\shell\open\command] @="\"C:\\Program Files\\Autodesk\\Inventor View 2012\\Bin\\InventorView.exe\" \"%1\""

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Registered: ‎03-13-2012
Message 13 of 13 (325 Views)

Re: Inventor View 2012 Association Help

03-13-2012 09:58 AM in reply to: weaton

Hi, not sure if this is relevant but i have found that Inventor file associations were not copied to domain accounts on some computers we have here. To fix I exported HKCU\Software\Classes from a local user account and imported it into the affected domain account.

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