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Windows 7: Right click to save?

12 Jan 2011   #1

Right click to save?

When I'm in a folder full of files, lets say excel xls files, I used to able to right click and choose save as and then choose xlsx to convert them. Thsi save as no longer exists in Windows 7. Is there a way to restore it?

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12 Jan 2011   #2


What happens if you highlight the file and hit the Shift key at the same time you right-click?

Here's some help from our Tutorials:

Open With Context Menu Item - Add or Remove
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2011   #3


I get 16 options by right clicking on a file, if I hold down shift I get 18 choices (Open with... and Copy as Path are the new ones), but still no save as..

If it helps, here's what I get:
Open with
Scan with Sophos
Upload using FTP
Always available offline
Restore previous versions
Send to
Create Shortcut
Open file location
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Jan 2011   #4


Try this method from the Open With Context Menu Item - Add or Remove Tutorial, and read the notes from posters below the Tutorial, and the "Similar Threads" list at the very bottom of the screen. Hopefully you will find some help there.

2. To Add "Open with" Back to the Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.

3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2011   #5


Ok I've resolved this thanks to another forum. The answer is to install the MS Office compatibilty pack which enables 2003 users to read 2007 format files. I hadn't installed it on teh Windows 7 machines as it shouldn't ahve been necessary, but its worth it for the 'save as' functionality.
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