Thanks, but this doesn't really answer my question. The method is quite definitely not the same as in XP, wherein I'd use the Folder and Search options. Seems to me I remember there being a "File Types" tab on the Folder and Search options dialog, which is most definitely NOT there in Windows 7. The File Types tab does indeed allow you to select specific programs for different actions. Since you say this option exists in Windows 7, and I can clearly see that it is not part of the Folder options, how *exactly* do I get to that point in Win 7?