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Introduction to File Association
File association determines which application windows launches when double clicking a file with a particular extension (for example ".mp3") in explorer or other file managers.

Zoom Player is very unobtrusive and will not automatically associate any specific file extension used by other software. Simply select the media file extensions and click on the "Save Associations" button to apply.

In certain version of windows, an Admin account or User Account Control confirmation may be required to use some of the features on the file association pages. In Windows 8 and newer, Microsoft actively prevents files association using 3rd party application. In this case, a button at the bottom of the file association page can be used to open Microsoft's file association interface.

The association page can also be used to change icons for different file types. Simply click on any icon in the list and you will be prompted if you want that extension associated with the Zoom Player icon. If not, you will be allowed to pick an external icon file of your choice (may require admin rights or may not function in certain versions of windows).

Select All Extensions
Clicking this button selects all available file extensions in the file extension association list.

Select Audio Extensions
Clicking this button selects all available audio file extensions in the file extension association list.

Select Video Extensions
Clicking this button selects all available video file extensions in the file extension association list.

Uncheck Selected Extensions
Clicking this button unchecks all available file extensions in the file extension association list.

Apply Icon to Selected Extensions
Clicking on this button will apply Zoom Player's icon to any file extension associated with Zoom Player. Please note that you can't change an extension's icon if windows is set to a limited user mode or UAC (user account control) is enabled.

Load External Icon Library
External Icon Library files, allows setting icons for all associated file extensions at once. Icon Libraries are posted by Zoom Player users on the Zoom Player forum Please note that you can't change an extension's icon if windows is set to a limited user mode or UAC (user account control) is enabled.

Manual Association
The Manual Association button associates file extensions with Zoom Player that are not part of the default list. Please note that you can't manually associate a file extension if windows is set to a limited user mode or UAC (user account control) is enabled.

Run Install Center
When clicked, the Zoom Player Install Center will execute and connect to the internet to look for missing or updated components required for media playback.