[R] Make R 3.0 open .RData files

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 15:00:36 CEST 2013

On 13-04-25 8:33 AM, Dimitri Liakhovitski wrote:
> Hello!
> I have Windows 7 Enterprise and two versions of R installed: 2.15.3 and
> 3.0.0.
> Before I had R 3.0 I made it a setting that all .RData files - when I
> double-click on them - were opened by R 2.15.3.
> Now I want them to be opened by R 3.0 instead of R 2.15.3 (but I don't want
> to remove R 2.15.3. yet).
> I right-click on some .RData file, select "Open with" - "Choose default
> program" and then click on "Browse".
> I browse to the folder where my R 3.0 is installed, then to the folder
> "bin", then to the folder "x64" and select "Rgui.exe".
> However, when R opens - or after I shut R down and then double-click on
> some .RData file and R opens, it is again R 2.15.3, not R3.0.
> What am I doing wrong?
> Of course, when I open R 3.0 directly, then it opens no problem.

This is really a question about Windows 7, not about R, but I would 
guess you aren't telling it to make your choice permanent, or perhaps 
you are not allowed by your administrator to make permanent changes to 
file associations.  You should ask for local help.

Duncan Murdoch

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