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> wm5 "File Explorer" vs wm5 "File Manager", can't "associate" files on "File Explorer"
runningtiger
post Feb 27 2007, 08:27 AM
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long story short...is there a way to associate files on the 3125 -OR- is there an easy way to edit text files on the 3125?

long story long...My wm5 device (an i-mate SP5m) came with a ROM program called "File Manager" whereas our wm5 device (a Cingular 3125) came with a ROM program called "File Explorer".

The two are more different than just the simple name difference implies.

On the i-mate I can associate files with the program I want to use to open them, and on the 3125 I can't.

I found this out 'cuz I've been installing Tillanosoft's PocketNotepad since my MPx200 (I think, or was it the 220?) and I did the same on these two newer phones. I use the simple text editor to keep lists and edit them on the fly. Not a problem on the i-mate.

However, I went to open a text file that was copied onto the 3125 and it opens using pIE...and can't be edited. So, I went to associate text files with the Tillanosoft program and couldn't do it. The option is not there in File "Explorer". I installed TotalCommanderSP thinking it could probably associate files. Turns out it could not...but, surprise it allows you to edit text files!!

That would be fine if this were my phone, but it's not. The one who does carry the 3125 (and now needs to edit text files on the fly) isn't adept at using computers etc. Opening TotalCommander, scrolling to the proper folder and finding the text file to be opened, finding "edit" on the menu doesn't come as easy for them as it does for me. It's a tad much...know what I mean?

Anyone know how to associate files and/or edit text files on the 3125?


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post Feb 28 2007, 11:38 PM
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I use Binary's SmartExplorer. It is a pretty powerful powerful file explorer that will allow you to rename file extensions as well as change what a program opens with.


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post Mar 1 2007, 02:29 PM
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Thanks Gryphon! That did the trick!! If anyone is interested, it's available here: http://www.binarys.com/


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Devices: T-Mobile MDA (Cingular SIM), i-mate SP5m (sitting in a drawer at the moment while I attempt to migrate to PPC permanently), Cingular 3125 (unlocked and in use on T-Mobile), Motorola MPx220 (retired), Motorola MPx200 (retired)

Accessories: Plantronics Explorer 330 & 2G Patriot Micro-SD (use w/MDA), Kingston 2G mini-SD used in SP5m, Plantronics Discovery 640 & 2G San Disk micro-SD (use w/3125), Jabra A210 BT adapter + Motorola HS805 (retired)
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post Mar 2 2007, 06:09 AM
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hehe, sorry I forgot to post the link. Life is a haze at times...


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