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Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

Hi,
i have problem, when i open *.dft file in SOLIDEDGE ST8, it is still opening in new instance, so i have multiple instances opened. I used register editor and import register file with correction: 

 

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.dft]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.dft]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.dft]
@="SolidEdge.DraftDocument"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.dft]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.dft\OpenWithList]
"a"="Edge.exe"
"MRUList"="a"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.dft\OpenWithProgids]
"SolidEdge.DraftDocument"=hex(0):

 

Situation is now changed, but still it is not optional. Is not possible to "switch betwen two windows" 

 

Can you please help me?

 

Many thanks

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Re: Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

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This is not the normal behaviour. I worked with ST8 on Win10 and DFT-Files opend in the same instance. You could try if this has to do with your user profile.

Create a new user on the machine and test if the files open in the same instance.

Greetings from Germany
Christian Kunkel
https://c-k-m.info

Re: Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

Many thanks for your quick response. After registry entries update, it is opening in single instance - just in new window. Now the problem is, that is not possible to use button for "switch betwen windows".

 

 

Re: Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

Create a new user, don't tweak the registry and try what is happening.

Greetings from Germany
Christian Kunkel
https://c-k-m.info

Re: Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

Yes, using another user the problem is not occuring.

So what can I do to resolve the problem on my user?

 

Many thanks for help!

Re: Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

Only as a remark: You will loose all your personal settings!

Open the registry with regedit, navigate to "HKCU\Software\Unigraphics Solutions\Solid Edge\" export the "Version 108" "folder" and the delete the whole "folder".

Make your settings like you do for every new user (solid edge admin file and other settings you made).

Greetings from Germany
Christian Kunkel
https://c-k-m.info

Re: Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

I exported and then removed folder "Version 108"  and unfortunetelly it didn't help Smiley Sad

 

Any other idea?

 

Many thanks

Re: Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

Did you resart your machine after deleting the entries?

Are there some entries from older versions e.g. Version 107? I don't know if this can have any effects for your current version.

You could try to rename/delete the parent "folder" "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Unigraphics Solutions\" --> "Solid Edge".

Restart your machine and try again.

Greetings from Germany
Christian Kunkel
https://c-k-m.info

Re: Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

Hi,

 

after restart machine problem still occuring. There is no some older version 107 in registry.. after deleting parent folder and restart machine, problem still persist.

 

Many thanks for your help, but hope you have another idea Smiley Happy

 

Re: Opening .DFT file in Solid Edge ST8 in multiple instances on Windows 10

Perhaps you could post a video clip showing the actual issue you are experiencing and trying to correct.