Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#4063 closed Bug report (worksforme)

Unable to open .text files with Windows FileZilla Client

Reported by: jlundschen Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: jl@…
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Windows XP SP3

Description

Windows FileZilla Client 3.1.6 is not able to open .text files. If I select a file with an extension "text" and right click to try to open or edit the file, I get the error "The file 'C:\temp\file.text' could not be opened: No program has been associated on your system with this file type." I have added .text to the windows registered file types and notepad to open them. The icon for notepad shows in the FileZilla window. I have also added the file type to FileZilla - "Edit", "Settings", "Transfers", "File Types". This happens in both the "Local site" and Remote site".

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jlundschen

Cc: jl@… added

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Tim Kosse

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Make sure the open verb is properly registered with your editor in Windows' filetype associations.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by jlundschen

Resolution: worksforme
Status: closedreopened

The open verb is properly registered with notepad. As I stated in the report, the icon for notepad shows in the FileZilla window. If I bring up Windows Explorer and click on the file, it brings up notepad to edit the file. The association works except in FileZilla. And it is only for the ".TEXT" extension. Please verify that the extension of the file you are testing is ".TEXT". An example filename is "TEST.TEXT". What version of the client are you using? Did you try both the "Local site" and "Remote site".

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Tim Kosse

Status: reopenedmoreinfo_reopened

Are you sure the open verb is registered and not merely the edit verb? If you right-click the file in Explorer, it has to say Open in bold text.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by jlundschen

Status: moreinfo_reopenedreopened

Yes, the open verb is registered. If I right-click the file in Explorer, the open is in bold text.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by Tim Kosse

Status: reopenedmoreinfo_reopened

Check if DDE is enabled for your association. If it is, try disabling it.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by jlundschen

Status: moreinfo_reopenedreopened

This is getting interesting...

I went to check if DDE was enabled and the "Advanced" button was not there.

I clicked "Restore" and then changed the "Opens with:" application to Notepad and now it works...

Why did windows find the association before and FileZilla not? What is FileZilla looking for in the association? As I said, FileZilla showed the Notepad icon. It saw the association, just not the application to use.... Or, it got an error along the way...

I still have another system at the office that has the failing condition. I will check the registry to see what is different about the .text association. Do you know what FileZilla is looking for in the association?

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by Tim Kosse

Resolution: worksforme
Status: reopenedclosed

Icon and associated program are independent. A file can have an icon even without an associated program, good example are .ico files which even have dynamic icons.

Furthermore, there are many different ways to associate a filetype with a program. Likewise there are many different ways to query these information.

If the association isn't setup properly, the observed behavior can happen.

For the exact implementation detail look at wxFileTypeImpl::GetCommand in src/msw/mimetype.cpp of the 2.8 branch of wxWidgets.

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