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Where does VSS store file associations?

Where does VSS store file associations?

Where does VSS store file associations?

If anyone is still watching this forum I could use some help.

We're still using VSS (on Win XP) for document version control.

Today the VSS on my computer started misbehaving by opening PDF documents in its own text viewer rather than in Acrobat.

I'm guessing that VSS stores file associations in some kind of configuration file or in the Windows registry, but I can't manage to find it, and of course Microsoft has no support since VSS is a dead product.

I looked in Tools>Options>File Types, but nothing I do there helps. I've also checked those settings on another computer where the VSS is working fine with PDFs, and the File Types settings are the same.

I'd be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.


RE: Where does VSS store file associations?

Try holding down shift before opening the file, you should get a window asking you how you would like to open the file.
You could also look under Tools > Options, go to the last tab Custom Editors and see if something is listed for PDFs

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