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Open file starts new Solidworks instance

Question asked by John Wayman on Oct 22, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 29, 2018 by John Wayman

Until recently, when I clicked on a drawing file in an inbox message (PDM Standard), or double-clicked a file in the vault, the file opened in a new window in Solidworks.

After a brief flirtation with SW2019, SP0, I uninstalled 2019 and, now, when I go to open another file as described above, a new instance of Solidworks opens.



I have tried Option, File Explorer, Restore File Associations. No change.


I suspect (I'm not sure why) that it has something to do with file associations, maybe SW files being associated with Solidworks, rather than with Solidworks Launcher, but that is a guess. Anyway, even if I'm right, I have no idea how to change it.


Any suggestions?


SW2018, SP4

Windows 10 Pro