Registry Problem with Python 2.2.2 on Win2K

Thomas Heller thomas.heller at
Tue Oct 15 19:17:36 CEST 2002

joeoptics at (joeoptics) writes:

> I just installed the latest 2.2.2 python from the installer
> Python-2.2.2.exe on my Windows 2000 box and I now have an association
> problem with python files and pythonwin.exe.  I an run pythonwin just
> fine from the start menu or a shortcut.  But the '.py' extension is no
> longer associated with pythonwin.  I have tried going through the
> 'open with' dialogue and checking the 'Always use this program to open
> these files' box.  It works for that file, once.  But it does not
> permenantly associate pythonwin.  I think this is because pythonwin is
> not on the default list of programs to associate and I need to use the
> 'others' button to get to pythonwin.
> I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling and it does not help.  If
> someone knows how to associate pythonwin.exe with the '.py' extension
> I would appreciate a posting.

I think the easiest way is to reinstall the win32all extensions -
_they_ register PythonWin as editor.
When installing python 2.2.2, you could have pressed the 'advanced'
button to prevent registering the file extensions.


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