Hello I'm storing .lyr files on a remote server for my users. Some have both Desktop and Pro installed.
What can I do to make sure the Pro is used by default when I user double clicks the lyr file?
The point was, you can't.
Breaking bad/alternate habits (a perspective issue) are hard to break.
Clicking on a file to open it requires setting windows file associations to select the program that opens that file with that extension.
This won't work since it is on a machine basis. Something which I don't do, since files like *.txt, *.csv, *.xls can be opened in multiple programs even though a default can be set.
People would have had to make that association with a *.lyr or a *.lyrx file for arcmap or ArcGIS pro to open. The latter will only open in pro as you are aware.
Perhaps breaking the habit of double-clicking might work.
The packages have uses beyond the layer itself, but the new file extensions (*.lpk, *.lpkx ) would require new associations with the appropriate software.... but sadly that would assume that people haven't made associations already with *.lpk files. Maybe an email would be best
windows file associations won't work
So with redundancy
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Hello, thanks for the Articles and I have read through them, but neither appear to answer my question. Would you mine highlighting the section(s) I am overlooking as part of your response?
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