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-====== How to use as a file associator ====== 
-You already know that file types are associated by Windows with a single program that can use it. 
-What that means is that when Microsoft Word was installed by you, it told Windows that if you click on a DOC file then make Windows use Microsoft Word (associate itself) with the DOC file and then Word knows to open it for you. 
-In easy to understand terms, Windows makes DOC files to use WORD to open them.\\ 
-DOC is associated with WORD. 
-Well, that's all good, but what if you have a PORTABLE application that is on your Flash Drive, in a folder on your external ''​F:''​ drive or also on your local drive? No association can be made because Windows didn't INSTALL and REGISTER it. 
-**DropIt to the rescue again. You can use it as a file associator**! 
-===== Example ===== 
-**You can create the following association to make your TED (a text editor) on the ''​F:''​ drive be used when you click on a TXT file, or an INI file:** 
-Name: ''​Open with TED''​\\ 
-Rules: ''​*.txt;​*.ini''​\\ 
-Action: ''​Open With''​\\ 
-Destination:​ ''​F:​\Portable Software\TED\TED.exe''​ 
-From the ''​Configure''​ button of the Destination field you can also select "''​Pause until opened file is closed''"​. It is useful if you want to open several files one by one, in programs that allow to open them one at a time. 
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