Hi ,

I am looking for a way to configure filetype associations in the quicktime install.

I have a MSI and MST install going fine (Based on instructions from this site).

Specifically i need a way to disable TIF associations with quicktime (both in IE and windows).

any ideas?
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Did you get assoication to work by importing the relevant entries to the Extension, Mime, ProgID, Registry and Verb tables? If so, I'd think deleting all TIF related entries from these tables should do it..?
Answered 12/30/2005 by: meastaugh1
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The problem is that the associations done for Internet Explorer are done by "qtplugininstaller.exe" (filename from memory) i think. This is an embedded installer and does not set its associations via the normal windows methods.

For example:

1. Install quicktime
2. open a tif via windows explorer -> opens in quicktime
3. open a tif via Internet Explorer -> opens in quicktime (embedded in the browser)
4. go into windows file types options and change the program used to open tif files to be mspaint.exe (example)
5. open a tif via windows explorer -> opens in mspaint.exe
6. open a tif via Internet Explorer -> opens in quicktime (embedded in the browser) STILL opens in quicktime
7. go into quicktime options and mime types under browser and unselect the tif assocation
8. open a tif via Internet Explorer -> now will either prompt how the user would like to deal with the file or load mspaint.exe (this is how i want it to work)

Any ideas?
Answered 12/30/2005 by: jamesp
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The problem is that the associations done for Internet Explorer are done by "qtplugininstaller.exe" (filename from memory) i think. This is an embedded installer and does not set its associations via the normal windows methods.

Indeed, but I don't think qtplugininstaller handles the actual registration. File extension and MIME association seems to be handled by: rundll32 QTInstallCode.dll,QuickTimePostInstallProc

This doesn't seem to work for silent installation as it requires the user to press OK to accept the changes. The workaround seems to be to take a snapshot of the Extension/MIME dialog, then import into the Quicktime MSI/MST. As you do the snapshot, you will be able to select which extension and MIME association you want. Have you read [url=http://itninja.com/question/quicktime-7.0.2---file-extension-problems]this post?[/url]
Answered 12/31/2005 by: meastaugh1
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