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Windows 7: crowded "open with" drop down menu

06 Jun 2010   #1
villagerose

windows 7 professional
 
 
crowded "open with" drop down menu

When I open certain programs I get the "open with" menu. How can I get rid of the multidude of selections that should not be on it?


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06 Jun 2010   #2
kodi

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

you can't but you can set a program as the default opening program by going to the bottom of the list and selecting set default program and then selecting the program you want to open it and make sure that the use this program everytime is ticked
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06 Jun 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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06 Jun 2010   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Here's another clear page. Make a backup before you make changes to registry!

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06 Jun 2010   #5
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

OpenWithView - Disable/Enable items in the 'Open With' dialog-box of Windows

You may need to rt click >properties>compatibility>run as admin

so you can disable items.
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06 Jun 2010   #6
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
OpenWithView - Disable/Enable items in the 'Open With' dialog-box of Windows

You may need to rt click >properties>compatibility>run as admin

so you can disable items.
Good one, I had forgotten about this. I had it on my XP PC. A Guy
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