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File Associations. As a part of the installation process, COMPASS sets Windows so it knows about cave survey files and so it knows which COMPASS programs work with which files. This process is called File Association and it enables Windows to automatically run the proper program if you double click-on a particular file in Explorer. This makes it much easier to work with cave surveys and survey files.


If you did not use the normal COMPASS installation programs or if Windows has become corrupted, the File Associations may not work properly. If this is the case, you can reinstall COMPASS to reinstate the File Associations. You can also manually set the associations using the “View|Folder Options” in Windows Explorer. (See Windows help and manuals for detailed information on setting associations.)