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Windows 7: Windows 7 Open With: How to remove MSPaint option?

28 Sep 2013   #1
lof

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Open With: How to remove MSPaint option?

I do not want MSPaint to be an OpenWith option when right-clicking a .jpg file. I have tried the following (and many other) approaches without success -

1. HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpg\OpenWithList - deleted MSPaint.exe

2. HKCR\Application\mspaint.exe\SupportedTypes - deleted .jpg

3. Ran command prompt: assoc .jpg=

4. Also tried both OpenWithView and Unassoc freeware

The MSPaint option just refuses to go away. This is supposedly only a simple task, but is frustratingly difficult for me to find a solution. Could anyone help me please? Thank you.




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29 Sep 2013   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums lof. You have a sticky problem, no pun intended. You have done the right steps. Have a look at this article, see if it has other options you haven't tried

How to Unassociate, Remove or Delete Programs From “Open With” or “Recommended Programs” List

See the reply by Boo below as well. A Guy
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29 Sep 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This tutorial should help also.
By Brink:
Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs
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29 Sep 2013   #4
lof

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you so much A Guy and Layback Bear for the pointers!

I tried the 7 locations in the link posted by A Guy. Unfortunately, they did not work. As A Guy suggested, I also looked at Boo's reply. Yes, that's it - it solved my problem! The relevant key is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Capabilities\FileAssociat ions

Thank you once again for your help!

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29 Sep 2013   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Excellent, glad you got it sorted, and we could help

A Guy
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