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Windows 7: help locating the OPEN WITH folder

29 Dec 2012   #1
mike11

W7HP
 
 
help locating the OPEN WITH folder

just a quick query - I have been searching everywhere (including the net) for a clue as to the location of the 'open with' folder.

I want to edit one of the program titles, in this folder (because it is a long advertising strapline I want to get rid of)

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Cheers


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29 Dec 2012   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

The "open with" list is in the registry. I would not go messing around in here if you are not familiar with it.

Seven Forums tutorial
Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs

Microsoft Information
How to Remove Programs from the "Open With" List
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30 Dec 2012   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just adding to Thorsen's great post. I have used this link quite some time.

Remove Programs from the Open With Menu in Explorer - How-To Geek

A Guy
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30 Dec 2012   #4
mike11

W7HP
 
 

Thanks People..

but I just want to edit an advertising strapline, I'm okay with add or remove a program but don't need to do this, just a small edit.

Cheers
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30 Dec 2012   #5
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There is no folder. The installed program registers the allowed extensions into the registry.

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What is "advertising strapline" in relation to programs and operating systems?

It's not splash screen. It's not shortcuts.
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30 Dec 2012   #6
mike11

W7HP
 
 

Hi Giga
So where will I find the allowed extensions in the registry? Obviously there's an entry with this text on it?

To answer your question - an 'advertising strapline' is a long piece of text and a slogan, used in the advertising business.

So on my open with menu by the icon it says 'Use PDF Maker the best little program in the business and the best for everyday use'

Personally, I don't need to be told this everytime I open the folder, so I am trying to remove it.

Cheers
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30 Dec 2012   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can search the registry for that text as well (you will have to edit the registry for this, it is where that resides). Open regedit

Start> In search box type regedit> Enter> When regedit opens click Edit> Find> Make sure all 3 boxes in Look at are checked> In search box type Use PDF Maker the best> Click on find next

This should locate that text string. A Guy
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30 Dec 2012   #8
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I use PeaZip. I open properties of an archive file such as .zip or .rar. I then click on change for open with. A dialogue box offers PeaZip, file and archive manager.

"file and archive manager", then, is the advertising strapline. In my case, it's not that long. In your case, it is.

I then use regedit to get into the registry and find "file and archive manager".

Prior to editing, the string was found in shell/muicache in all instances. Second time around, the first instance had the string removed. Subsequent search revealed no more instances, meaning all instances were changed.

I went back to properties/open with and the dialogue box now reads PeaZip with no advetising strapline.
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