Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Configure application extensions, part of Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications.
- [Instructor] Windows applications commonly have file extensions associated with them. And the same can hold true for applications that have been published through APP-V. So, let's take a look. Right here, I've got a published application called Expert GPS. And what I'm going to do is right-click on this application and I'm going to go to Edit Deployment Configuration. So, this takes me to the Deployment Configuration screen for this application. So, as I look at this published application, you'll notice that I have a tab up at the top called File Type Associations.
I'm going to go ahead and click on that tab now. And when I do that, I can see that there are two file type associations for this application. We have the .gpx file extension and we have the .loc file extension. Now, I can't make any changes to these file extensions here but I can do it through a configuration file. What I'll need to do is download the configuration file, make a modification, and then import that configuration file. So, to do that, I have to go to the Advanced tab.
And you'll notice that we have a button right here to export the configuration. So, I'm going to click the Export Configuration button and I'm prompted to save a file called config.xml, so I'm going to choose the Save as option and I'm going to save that to a Temp folder on my C: drive. You can save this to any location that you want. I'll click save and the download is completed. So next, I'm going to go to my Temp folder and I'm going to open the config file in Notepad.
And here we can see the file. So, what we need to do is modify a file extension. So, for the sake of demonstration, I'm going to change the .gpx extension to .gps and the easiest way to do that is to go to Edit and click Find. And I'm going to type .gpx and click Find Next. And here we have an occurrence, so I'm going to change .gpx to .gps and I'll click Find Next to find the next one.
And here's another occurrence, I'll change this to .gps and click Find Next. And here's one more, I'll change this one as well. And if I click Find Next, there shouldn't be anymore occurrences. So, we're good. We've made three changes, so I'll close this out and I'm going to save my config file. So, now, let's go ahead and close File Explorer and let's import the file that we've just edited. So, I'm going to click Import and Overwrite this Configuration and I'm going to choose my config file.
And click Open. And now I'll receive a warning message telling me that the configuration will be permanently overwritten. I'm fine with that, so I'm going to click Overwrite. And now, the configuration has been overwritten. So now, if I go to File Type Associations, I can see that the .gpx extension has been changed to .gps. So that's how we modify a file extension for a virtualized application.
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