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How to automatically start ProWORX 32 with a project from a command line

Goals and Symptoms

How to automatically start 'ProWORX 32' with a project.from a command line.

Facts and Changes

ProWORX 32 version 2.1, SP2

Causes and Fixes

A Shortcut pointing to the '.pwx. file for the project can be used to automatically open ProWORX 32. The target path name for the shortcut can then be used as a DOS command to open the project.




Before the shortcut will work, the '.pwx' file must be associated to the Windows Registry. To associate the .pwx file, use the following steps.

  • Open the 'ProWORX\32\Projects' folder.
  • Double click on any '.pwx' file.


  • Click on the check box next to 'Select the program from a list'
  • Click on 'OK' to open the 'Open With' window.
  • Click on 'Browse' button and browse for the '.pwx' file.
  • Click on the check box next to 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file' in the 'Open With' window.
  • Click on OK.


.Note: This feature will only work on 'ProWORX 32 version 2.1, SP2' and later versions.

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