[R] lost association for .RData files

Tim F Liao tfliao at uiuc.edu
Tue Dec 28 22:26:01 CET 2004

If you right click the file icon of any of the RData files 
in Windows Explorer, the click Open With, and then Browse 
and Choose the R executable file icon in the R folder under 
Program Files (and make sure "Always Use This Program" is 
chosen), then you should be able to get the default back.

Tim Liao
Professor of Sociology & Statistics
University of Illinois

---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 12:24:27 -0500
>From: "Richard Valliant" <rvalliant at survey.umd.edu>  
>Subject: [R] lost association for .RData files  
>To: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
>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
>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
>Richard Valliant
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