Feature proposal: Windows - assigning GnuCash to file name extension?

Jannick Asmus jannick.news at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 07:44:21 EDT 2008

On 10.07.2008 12:17, Rolf Leggewie wrote:
> Hi,
> Jannick Asmus wrote:
>> is it possible to automatically assign the program GnuCash to a file 
>> name extension (e.g. ".gnucash") on Windows machines such that double 
>> clicking on a file (e.g. abc.gnucash) opens the file with GnuCash?
> gnucash would have to make sure it saves files with that extension.
> You can get what you want for your individual installation by sticking
> to your chosen extension.  Then you shift-right-click on one of the
> files and choose "open with".  There you can set a flag that henceforth
> you always want files of this type opened by the chosen application.


I use /my/ extension ".gnucash". It works pretty well if the file 
gnucash.bat in .\Program Files\gnucash\bin is flagged.

Note that it does not work with the file gnucash.bin since then some 
needed components are not loaded at start. I think this is what the .bat 
file does - certainly among other things like language settings I guess.

Now it would make my day if the files with extension .gnucash are shown 
with the little GnuCash picture in the file explorer. Any idea on that?

> Regards
> Rolf

Thanks again!

Best wishes,

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