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Windows 7: Add a program to the list of Default Programs?

27 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate and Home premium on laptop

I have recently upgraded to Photoshop CS5 and wanted it to open jpg files. However whatever I try and I have tries ALL of the above NOTHING will enable it to associate with jpg. It is not registered as a default program and steadfastly refuses (in spite of numerous reinstalls) to enable it to register or associate with jpg. So I reckon some registry hack is needed but I am not sufficiently knowledgable to do it. Any help appreciated.

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27 May 2010   #12


have you tried right click on any jpeg,set to open with PS CS5 ?
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12 Jun 2010   #13

Adding a program to the list of Default Programs

As a reply to thread starter's wish to add a program to the list of Default Programs, please have a look at my blogposts here:
I hope this may be of help for someone out there :-)
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24 Apr 2011   #14

win7 home x64

The default program editor worked great and resolved my problem....Thanks
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05 May 2011   #15

7 pro SP1

Once my exe is compiled, even with this DefaultProgramsEditor.exe of yours, there's no [add application] allowing registration of a custom made program available.

The question remains.

How to add a custom made exe from any path in Win7's default progs list?

Edit : I was expecting some [add to default apps] flag in advanced file properties for executable files or some logical trick of this kind... or the simple ability to select any executable with any path from the "Open With" dialog. Playing with registry is much of a hazardous way to make it, even if it has solved my problem for now. We shouldn't have to.
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05 May 2011   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

In addition to the above, you could use the program in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below to easily add a program to the "Open With" list.

Open With - Add Program - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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07 Jul 2011   #17

Windows 7 64 bit

Bill2 Thanks Great program and places entry into registry if you need it to...
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24 Aug 2011   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks Bill2. Tried this but it won't add programs to the "Set your default programs " list
Kind regards dscribe2
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24 Aug 2011   #19


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nimat7 View Post
i got that problem too ... i wanna make real player my default player but its not even in the list ...
where can u add it to the list of default programs in control panel, hmm ?!
For RealPlayer there is a work-around to make it your 'default' media player. Open RealPlayer, in the upper-left corner of the top toolbar, click on the down arrow, click on Preferences, then Content, Media Type, and select: Make RealPlayer My Universal Media Player.
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24 Aug 2011   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium

G'day Imperfect1,
Good answer - you can also go to the Tools menu, select Preferences, Content, media type and the "Make Real Player my Universal Media Player" option. Sometimes I need to re-do this when a new upgrade for ...... is installed and the new upgraded program high-jacks the system. It's pretty easy IF you remember what to do.
Regards dscribe1
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