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i'm using these classes org.jdesktop.jdic.* to change a file association for my desktop program. it works fine except it doesn't take effect until after a reboot. I want to know how to have the change take effect immediately like it does with other programs. I first remove the associations with the other program like you see below:

...then i do the following:

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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