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Windows 7: add open with to right click

04 May 2013   #1
ripperrita

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add open with to right click

Hi, I have several image files on my desktop (jpeg/gif etc) that when right clicked give me an option to open with a program of my choice, depending what I want to do with the file.

I have a couple of png files and dont have the same "open with" right click option. I have read several registry hacks which allow the files to be opened with a particular application, but I want to choose which one. How can I add the option to open with for these png files? Thanks


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04 May 2013   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi

have a read at this link Change which programs Windows uses by default
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04 May 2013   #3
texhnologic

Windows 8 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

I think he meant that when he select more than one image, the Open with... option doesn't appear.

I think it's because Windows doesn't know that all files you selected are images and by some kind of logic, he doesn't know that you can open it all with...let's say Paint...because you can open an image but you can't open an .exe file with paint, right? (Hope I was clear.)

Correct if we're not thinking the same and I'm wrong, but I don't think there's a solution for this.
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04 May 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripperrita View Post
Hi, I have several image files on my desktop (jpeg/gif etc) that when right clicked give me an option to open with a program of my choice, depending what I want to do with the file.

I have a couple of png files and dont have the same "open with" right click option. I have read several registry hacks which allow the files to be opened with a particular application, but I want to choose which one. How can I add the option to open with for these png files? Thanks
Hello John,

This may be what you are after. It will show you how to add a program to the "Open with" menu.

Open with - Add Program

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 May 2013   #5
mitchell65

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

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.
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04 May 2013   #6
mitchell65

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

Sorry Shawn didn't mean to cross but it was due to my slow typing. have left my post as it might be relevant!
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04 May 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries mate.
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04 May 2013   #8
ripperrita

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Im sorry, but if you read the bottom of my post I dont want to choose a default program, and thats easy, I want to CHOOSE, which is why I want to add "OPEN WITH" to my right click menu for PNG files.

Thanks anyway for the response
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04 May 2013   #9
ripperrita

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by texhnologic View Post
I think he meant that when he select more than one image, the Open with... option doesn't appear.

I think it's because Windows doesn't know that all files you selected are images and by some kind of logic, he doesn't know that you can open it all with...let's say Paint...because you can open an image but you can't open an .exe file with paint, right? (Hope I was clear.)

Correct if we're not thinking the same and I'm wrong, but I don't think there's a solution for this.
Actually im only right clicking 1 file, a png, and I want the option to open with a program of my choice, just the same as i have now with a jpeg for example
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04 May 2013   #10
ripperrita

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripperrita View Post
Hi, I have several image files on my desktop (jpeg/gif etc) that when right clicked give me an option to open with a program of my choice, depending what I want to do with the file.

I have a couple of png files and dont have the same "open with" right click option. I have read several registry hacks which allow the files to be opened with a particular application, but I want to choose which one. How can I add the option to open with for these png files? Thanks
Hello John,

This may be what you are after. It will show you how to add a program to the "Open with" menu.

Open with - Add Program

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I dont have the OPEN WITH to start with. I know how to add programs to the open with sub menu, but I want the open with option when I right click a png file just like I have with a jpeg.
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