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Windows 7: 'Open With' selecting program problem

06 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
'Open With' selecting program problem

Ok, I hope I'm posting this in the right forum, please correct me if not.

When I try to use 'Open With' on some files, and then press 'browse', and select a program, the window doesn't contain the program I just chose. For example, I'll right click on a FLV file, press open with, browse, select the wanted program (For example, 'FLV player'), and when the browse window closes the program I chose isn't there, just the programs windows offered me before. What do I do to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

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06 Sep 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Welcome to sevenforums megadeoxys!

Try this tutorial on adding items to the "Open With" list: Open With Context Menu Item - Add or Remove
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06 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Thanks! Didn't work though.
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06 Sep 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

Perhaps it would help to start over by restoring the default file associations.
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06 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Did you select the FLV player executable?
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06 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I don't think it's about the file extensions themselves, and besides the ones I'm after happen to be FLV and .GP5 files.
And yes, I'm selecting the .exe file of the program.
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18 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have exactly the same problem as original poster. Right click in Explorer... Open With... Browse... select an exe, then it kicks you back to the app list, and the exe you chose is not listed. Setting file associations through Folder Options works as expected.
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