Associate a file type with a particular application.

Note: In Windows 8 and Windows 10, file type associations set by VMware Dynamic Environment Manager might not automatically become default.


  1. Start the VMware Dynamic Environment Manager Management Console.
  2. Click the User Environment tab.
  3. Select File Type Associations and click Create.
  4. Enter a name for the settings definition.
  5. Configure the file type association settings.
    Option Description
    Extension The file extension to be associated with an application.
    Import file type association settings from shortcut Select a shortcut from the list that is displayed. The settings for the file type association are copied from the corresponding fields of the selected shortcut, and if conditions are configured for the shortcut, they can optionally be copied as well.
    Command The command to start when a file with the specified extension is double-clicked. It can contain environment variables. Browsing to App-V 4.x OSD files and App-V 5.0 packages is also supported.
    Arguments (Optional) The arguments with which the command is run. When a command is selected, this text box is automatically set to "%1", representing the full path of the file that was double-clicked.
    Icon path (Optional) The path to a file containing the icon to use. When a command is selected, this text box is automatically set to its path. It can contain environment variables.
    Icon index The index of the icon in the configured icon path.
    Description (Optional) The description that appears in Windows Explorer for this file type.
    Run once (Optional) If enabled, the file type is only associated once.
    Undo at logoff and refresh during file type associations refresh (Optional) If enabled, the file type association is removed when a user logs off and it is processed again during a user environment refresh.
    Note: You cannot use Run once and Undo at logoff at the same time.
  6. Click Save.