09.26.10

Open Apple Pages .pages files in Windows

Posted in Windows at 11:11 am by mike

Quick fix for Grammie.   Someone had sent her some .pages files and she couldn’t open them on Windows 7.    Turns out that they are a Winzip compatible file archive with a PDF preview in them.      Since she doesn’t even have Winzip installed, I simply exported, edit, and imported the .zip registry entry so the Windows File Explorer would do the trick.       It ended up looking like this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages]
"PerceivedType"="compressed"
"Content Type"="application/x-zip-compressed"
@="CompressedFolder"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages\CompressedFolder]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages\CompressedFolder\ShellNew]
"Data"=hex:50,4b,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
  6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
  00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
  2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,39,00,34,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages\OpenWithProgids]
"CompressedFolder"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

I’m not sure if all those GUID and Shell data values are universal, but if importing the above doesn’t work, I’m sure you can figure out the same export/edit trick I did.  Note you need to logout and login again to restart the base explorer shell.   Enjoy.

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