Associating Notation Composer with .MID, .KAR, and .NOT Files
You can set up Windows to always use Composer to open a MIDI (.mid) or Karaoke (.kar) file when you open it from Windows Explorer, or download it using Internet Explorertm or another browser.
To associate Composer with MIDI (.mid) and Karaoke (.kar) files:
|1.||In Windows Explorer, navigate to a .mid, .not, or .kar file on your computer.|
|2.||Right-click on the filename, and select "Open with..." then "Choose default program" from the list.|
|3.||Select Composer from the list, and set a checkmark for "Always use the selected program to open these files."|
|4.||Click "Ok" to save and exit.|
To remove the association of Composer with MIDI (.mid) and Karaoke (.kar) files:
|1.||Follow the same procedure as above, but remove the check mark(s).|
|2.||After you remove the association of Composer with .mid or .kar files, the next time you open one of these files, Windows might ask you to choose which new program to associate with the .mid or .kar file extension. You should follow Windows instructions for establishing the new file association.|
For internet browsers, you will need to follow the instructions for the particular browser to set Notation Composer as the default program to open .mid, .kar and .not files. These options are typically in "Options" or "Preferences", and are related to "Programs" or "Applications."