[R] Associate a .R file with the RGui

Amarjit Chandhial @@ch@ndh|@| @end|ng |rom bt|nternet@com
Sat Nov 5 14:47:54 CET 2022

Hi Andrew/Petr,

Thanks for the replies.

In R Console if I run:


I get the following


which is where

Rgui.exe is (within the x64 folder there are 13 files in total: 8 . exe 
and 5 .dll).

In file Explorer if I right-click on a .R file -> Open With -> R for 
Windows GUI Front-End

RGui (64-bit) opens but the .R file does not appear in the editor.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Andrew Simmons" <akwsimmo using gmail.com>
To: "Amarjit Chandhial" <a.chandhial using btinternet.com>
Cc: "R-help Mailing List" <r-help using r-project.org>
Sent: Friday, 4 Nov, 2022 At 09:08
Subject: Re: [R] Associate a .R file with the RGui

In an R session, run this:


Right click your .R file > Open with > Choose another app > Check the 
box "Always use this app to open .R files" > Look for another app on 
this PC
Paste the directory found above, then select "Rgui.exe"

On Fri, Nov 4, 2022, 04:49 Amarjit Chandhial via R-help 
<r-help using r-project.org <mailto:r-help using r-project.org> > wrote:


  My OS is Windows 11 Pro 64-Bit, I have R 4.2.2 and RStudio installed.

  If I double-click on a .R file in File Explorer the OS gives me the
  option of opening the .R in RStudio, or Look for an app in the 
  Store, or More Apps. Similarly with a right-click.

  I would like to associate a .R file with the RGui, not RStudio, thus
  when I double-click on a .R file in File Explorer the .R file opens in
  the R Editor in RGui.

  On my PC R 4.2.2 is located in "C:/Program Files/R/R-4.2.2/etc"

  Please can someone provide step-by-step instructions on how to


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