[R] lost association for .RData files

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Dec 28 21:42:13 CET 2004

It is an optional part of the install: did you check the option?
If so, it still works in R 2.0.1.

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004, Richard Valliant wrote:

> Somehow I have lost the correct file association for .RData files. They
> are now associated with a text file editor. When I right click on any
> .RData file and try to change the association, R is not listed as a
> choice of program. I browse to c:\Program Files\R\rw2001\bin\Rgui.exe
> and select that file to open .RData, but Windows does not then place
> Rgui.exe in the list of programs to use.  I can open any .RData file by
> dragging it onto the R desktop icon, but cannot double-click any .RData
> file to open it.
> This problem has persisted through several uninstalls of old versions
> and upgrades to new versions of R. I found no mention of the problem in
> the mail archives.
> Windows XP
> R 2.0.1

> Thanks,
> Richard Valliant

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