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Windows 7: How to delete item from Open With list?

16 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
How to delete item from Open With list?

I want to remove the Windows media player from the open with list.
(When i right click on a video file i have a choice to choose a player,so i want to remove the
Windows media player from that list)

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17 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Uninstall the useless POS!
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17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have to agree, WMP screws things up and so far I havn't gotten any answers on how to fix it. Anyway, mind explaining your question a bit more?
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17 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poketama View Post
I have to agree, WMP screws things up and so far I havn't gotten any answers on how to fix it. Anyway, mind explaining your question a bit more?
I want to remove the Windows media player from the open with list.
(When i right click on a video file i have a choice to choose a player,so i want to remove the
Windows media player from that list)
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17 Nov 2009   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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17 Nov 2009   #6

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

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17 Nov 2009   #7

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, of course, you can dig around in the Registry - I am fond of doing that myself.

A lot of people would rather not.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/open_with_view.html
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17 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote:
Uninstall the useless POS!
Excellent my feelings also.

You can also uninstall WMP by going to Start > Run and type optionalfeatures under the Media Features section.
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03 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I don't think that really answers the question (i need help with this as well )
the question is, how do i remove items from the list that pops up when i select "open with" when i am, for instance, opening a video and i want to choose which program i want to use to open it?

I have vlc, wmp, and some others and i want to remove a couple of those options just from the menu. not delete the whole program.

thanks
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04 Nov 2012   #10

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If the program SIW2 listed above does not list the items you want to remove, you can do it manually as mentioned. It does require editing the registry, so always back up before trying.

Remove Programs from the Open With Menu in Explorer

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