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Windows 7: add open with to right click

04 May 2013   #11
ripperrita

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I think the OP means that when he right clicks on a single PNG file then the "Open With" option doesn't show. It should so I would suggest the following:
Clikck the Start button, type cmd in search box, right click on cmd.exe that appears at the top of the small window, click "Run as Administrator" You might have to agree to this, then type "sfc /scannow" without the quotes (Note the space after sfc!) at the command prompt and let it run. Do this 3 times and see if that cures the problem.

Thanks, good to see someone understands my problem, before I take your course of action can I ask if running system file checker will affect any updates to windows?


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04 May 2013   #12
ripperrita

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Update: I had a look in in my list of file associations, and the PNG extension is not listed, so I copied the file to anothe win 7 pc where the PNG extension was listed in associations, and voila the open with option is available when I right click it.

This may be a silly question but does this mean the png file is not registered on the original win7 pc, and if so how do I do it?
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04 May 2013   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripperrita View Post
Update: I had a look in in my list of file associations, and the PNG extension is not listed, so I copied the file to anothe win 7 pc where the PNG extension was listed in associations, and voila the open with option is available when I right click it.

This may be a silly question but does this mean the png file is not registered on the original win7 pc, and if so how do I do it?
You won't get the "Open with" option unless the file extension is associated with a program.

Set a Default Program (choose any appropriate program) and then you should get the "Open with" option in your context menu.

It should have been associated with Paint (or the default picture viewer).

If it doesn't exist at all, you could try restoring the default file association using the Reg file on this page:
Default File Type Associations - Restore

The png file is about 1/3 of the way down the page.
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04 May 2013   #14
ripperrita

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripperrita View Post
Update: I had a look in in my list of file associations, and the PNG extension is not listed, so I copied the file to anothe win 7 pc where the PNG extension was listed in associations, and voila the open with option is available when I right click it.

This may be a silly question but does this mean the png file is not registered on the original win7 pc, and if so how do I do it?
You won't get the "Open with" option unless the file extension is associated with a program.

Set a Default Program (choose any appropriate program) and then you should get the "Open with" option in your context menu.

It should have been associated with Paint (or the default picture viewer).

If it doesn't exist at all, you could try restoring the default file association using the Reg file on this page:
Default File Type Associations - Restore

The png file is about 1/3 of the way down the page.
Hey thank you.
I made "Paintshop Pro" file association preferences point to PNG files and now I have the same OPEN WITH choices I have with my other image files. Ill certainly remember that one, excellent work, and thanks again.
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05 May 2013   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripperrita View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I think the OP means that when he right clicks on a single PNG file then the "Open With" option doesn't show. It should so I would suggest the following:
Clikck the Start button, type cmd in search box, right click on cmd.exe that appears at the top of the small window, click "Run as Administrator" You might have to agree to this, then type "sfc /scannow" without the quotes (Note the space after sfc!) at the command prompt and let it run. Do this 3 times and see if that cures the problem.

Thanks, good to see someone understands my problem, before I take your course of action can I ask if running system file checker will affect any updates to windows?
Hi, Am delighted your problem is now resolved. You can run the sfc /scannow command anytime. It won't effect your updates unless one of them got corrupted. Then it will hopefully correct the issue. It is quite safe to run it anytime and is often the first point of call with problems like yours. You found the solution anyway but running the command may well have found the solution anyway!
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