Issue 3689 - Reassociation of File Types
Summary: Reassociation of File Types
Alias: None
Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 642
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P1 (highest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
QA Contact: issues@installation
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-03-27 12:19 UTC by chris319
Modified: 2003-09-08 16:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description chris319 2002-03-27 12:19:54 UTC
Version 642 reassociated .sdc file type to OOo. Was unsuccessful in 
associating .sdc back to Star Office 5.2, requiring entire C: partition to be 
restored from backup. IIRC this reassociation did not occur under 641c.

NOT ACCEPTABLE to reassociate file types without user consent.
Comment 1 atr 2002-04-11 14:35:25 UTC
ATR->IS: We discussed this issue, so i send it to you.
Comment 2 2002-05-06 14:20:23 UTC
Sorry, but this is not fixable. Of course the last installed product
will  be the application to open the sdc files. In this case the overwrites the Windows registry keys from the
StarOffice 5.2. We cannot offer to ask the user, which changes in the
registry shall be overwritten by and which shall be
used by StarOffice. 
If the user wants to open the sdc files with StarOffice 5.2 this can
be changed very easy with the Windows explorer, that the normal way,
Windows handles these problems (you do not need to restore c:\ ). In
the Windows Explorer you can open for example the context menu of a
sdc file and select the application to open this selected file. 
Comment 3 2002-05-06 15:12:39 UTC
And then I will close this bug.