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Configuring MS Windows for
ViSta Datafiles

Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT

  1. Choose the "Start" menu's Settings/Folders&Icons" menu item.
  2. Click on the "File Types" tab.
  3. Click on the "New Type" button. This displays the "Add New Type" dialog box.
    • Enter the following information in the first three fields:
      • Description of type: ViSta Data File
      • Associated Extension: vdf
      • Content Type (MIME): application/x-vista-data
    • Click on "New" below the "Actions" entry box. This displays the "New Actions" dialog box.
      • On the first line, type "Load".
      • Click "Browse" and use the dialog box to locate the ViSta executable.
      • Click "OK"
    • Click on "Load" in the actions entry box.
    • Click on the "Set Default" button.
    • Click on the "Choose Icon" button at the top of the dialog. This will display a dialog box. If this dialog box has more than three icons, click the "Browse" button and find the ViSta executable. Now you should see three icons. Choose the icon you like the best. Click OK.
  4. Click OK. 
  5. Close the Folder Options dialog box.
You have now configured Microsoft Windows to recognize ViSta datafiles.