One of the features of the Windows standard File Explorer is the use of ‘Open’ but also ‘Open With’ commands when selecting a file with the right mouse button. This is very useful when a specific file may have multiple applications that will open the file with its’ own characteristics.
It is apparent to me that the extension used for the encrypted file calls the AxCrypt ‘utility’ decrypts the file and then provides a ‘hook’ to an application that will actually ‘Open’ the file. Am I correct in assuming that this is the ‘Default’ application defined by un-encrypted file extension. If my assumption is correct is it true that the only way to open a file with a specific application is to change the ‘Default’ application by file extension?
Thanks James for confirming my assumptions. The work-around for opening the base file in another application is not so arduous to decrypt first and then open in a different than default application. Thanks again.