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


17 Apr 2012   #21

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vindu View Post
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 :-)
It's helped me a lot. In my case the only change was to change path in Registry Editor:
I had to change: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\.

I think it because of x64 bit system.

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28 Jan 2013   #22

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
This problem is due to the fact that the program has not registered itself on installation. A program typically registers itself on installation by means of a new entry in the system registry. It is possible to manually include registry entries provided you know what and where.

See if this freeware program is of any help. It was supposed to be originally featured on GHacks.

Home | Default Programs Editor
Thanks Bill2. At least you understand the problem isn't file types but programs and I think your assessment is correct. Do you think that uninstalling and re-installing the program might work? The program I now use to upload photos from my camera uses an EOS utility I no longer use. I thought I might uninstall that first and then uninstall/reinstall Lightroom and hope it installs itself in the default menu. Does that make sense? I'm going to look at the freeware though....
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17 Nov 2013   #23

windows 7 home premium 64 and others
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
This problem is due to the fact that the program has not registered itself on installation. A program typically registers itself on installation by means of a new entry in the system registry. It is possible to manually include registry entries provided you know what and where.

See if this freeware program is of any help. It was supposed to be originally featured on GHacks.

Home | Default Programs Editor
useful, but still this wont add a program if it isnt on the list
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17 Nov 2013   #24

windows 7 home premium 64 and others
 
 

see How do I add new applications to the "Set Default Programs" list in Windows Vista/7? - Super User

notably the list of programs showing up in set default programs is in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications
and your program needs to be listed in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\(your program)
If you look at other programs listed there, you can probably guess
how to fill in the entries.
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29 Jan 2014   #25

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 
Didn't work

I have tried everything mentioned above and cannot get EditPlus to show up of available programs. I put it in the registry as advised....nothing. In the area where it says "Registered programs" there is no instructions on what to put in here. I did ad EditPlus and the path to the registry as instructed but it didn't change anything as to what is in the list.

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