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Can we register a file type to an application?


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  1. jgreetham

    jgreetham Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all,

    I use my file explorer a lot. It eliminates much of the "You have to put the files here" sort of requirement of many applications. And in many case - movie files for example - when you touch the file, it opens it in the appropriate application. There are exceptions like *.epub files. When I touch one, I get the famous "...does not support..." message. So the question is, can I "register" Laputa (for example) to be the app to open *.epub files - Similar to the File Types dialog in Windows?

    I suppose this might require root access?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     

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  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

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    I use the combination of Estrongs File Explorer and FBReader for ePub.
    You can set FBReader as default app for ePub. Works fine for me :)
    First time you have to choose > Text > FBReader > marking Default

    Maybe you can do the same with your file explorer and FBReader.

    Harry
     
  3. jgreetham

    jgreetham Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think I'll try your app. There is nothing like that in the settings for my Vibrant standard file explorer.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Jim
     
  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

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    If you have FBReader installed, try your Vibrant standard file explorer.
    With Android, the working app (FBReader) does the "registering". And FBReader has the ability.


    Harry
     

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