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MATLAB File Association & Shortcut Fix

version 2.12 (14.1 KB) by Patrik Forssén
Fixes trouble with MATLAB file associations and missing shortcuts in Windows

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Updated 19 Mar 2021

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Writes a Windows registry file that fixes problems with MATLAB file associations in Windows, e.g., that m-files doesn't open up in MATLAB or opens up in a new instance. Can also be used to switch file associations between different installed versions of MATLAB. Detailed help is included in the file. Has been tested on Windows 7 for MATLAB R2012a and R2015a and on Windows 10 for MATLAB R2020a.

Also included is a program to add missing MATLAB shortcuts to the Windows desktop and start menu and a small Windows batch file to start MATLAB (for example if the installer fails to add shortcuts). Have been tested on Windows 10 for MATLAB R2020a.

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Patrik Forssén (2021). MATLAB File Association & Shortcut Fix (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/51165-matlab-file-association-shortcut-fix), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2020a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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