Automatically open certain file types outside MATLAB

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markushatg
markushatg on 7 Nov 2012
Commented: IronLikeABrian on 25 Feb 2021
Is there a way to tell MATLAB to always open files of certain types outside MATLAB when double clicked in the 'Current Folder' menu, saving me the trouble of right clicking and choosing 'Open Outside MATLAB'?
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IronLikeABrian
IronLikeABrian on 25 Feb 2021
Is there any progress regarding the initial question? I'd also prefere to double-click on Excel files resulting opening Excel.

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Michael Jarboe
Michael Jarboe on 6 Feb 2020
use 'winopen' function - specify full path and filename
%Open Multiple Files
OpenMe.Path{1} = 'C:\Users\YOUR_LOGIN_NAME\Desktop\';
OpenMe.Path{2} = 'C:\Users\YOUR_LOGIN_NAME\Desktop\FOLDER_NAME';
OpenMe.Path{3} = OpenMe.Path{1};
OpenMe.FileName{1} = 'JPEG_IMAGE.jpg';
OpenMe.FileName{2} = 'Excel_File.xlsx';
OpenMe.FileName{3} = 'MS_Word_File.docx';
for i = 1:3
winopen([OpenMe.Path{i} OpenMe.FileName{i}])
end
%Open Specific File
Open_Spec_File = 'C:\Users\YOUR_LOGIN_NAME\Desktop\JPEG_IMAGE.jpg'
winopen(Open_Spec_File)

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