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Associate file extension with app

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by talksinmaths, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. talksinmaths

    talksinmaths Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 29, 2008
    Is there a way as an end user to associate particular file extensions or mime types with a specific application. For example, I want .djvu to automatically be opened by djvudroid when I click on it in astro. I am on a nexus one by the way. Thanks for the help.


  2. kensdavid

    kensdavid Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    BUMP. I desperately would like to know how to associate various video file formats with Rockplayer using either Astro, Linda, or Root Explorer...I've looked around and I'm stumped! :thinking:

    I'd even be willing to hack into the app and mod it if necessary...
  3. jeezers

    jeezers Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    I'm fairly certain it can't be done without either a firmware update or unless the feature is patched in as an update to Astro.

    Each app has its own version of a basic file explorer to locate files to open because default file associations have not been implemented into the android OS yet.

    It seems like a pretty basic feature, i'm sure it won't be long before its added. On the app management screens there is a button for defaults but its always greyed out on my device.

    Astro would need permissions to launch other apps when a certain file type is selected so i'm not sure if they will implement it that way for memory reasons, who knows.

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