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Windows 7: Need help with a missing 'Open With' option in Windows 7

27 Jun 2013   #1
ronniebootwest

win 7 home premium
 
 
Need help with a missing 'Open With' option in Windows 7

Before switching from XP to Win 7 I used a utility add on called 'Open Expert' from BAxBEx but this does not work in Win 7. I was able to right click and choose a version of any program where I had installed two or more versions of that program.

The 'Open With' command is missing on my version of windows (7 Home Premium) Can anyone help with this problem please?

Ron West


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27 Jun 2013   #2
mitchell65

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

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Try this:
Open With Context Menu Item - Add or Remove
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28 Jun 2013   #3
ronniebootwest

win 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks for that information.
I tried it but it still does dot work for me.
Perhaps i will try to solve the problem by simply re-installing Internet Explorer 10.
Ron
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28 Jun 2013   #4
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ronniebootwest View Post
Thanks for that information.
I tried it but it still does dot work for me.
Perhaps i will try to solve the problem by simply re-installing Internet Explorer 10.
Ron
I'm confused! What connection is there between the context menu not showing items and Internet Explorer 10? Perhaps you could post a screenshot of the context menu in question! See this:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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28 Jun 2013   #5
ronniebootwest

win 7 home premium
 
 

I am sorry if I have confused you, I read somewhere that re-installing explorer might help - clearly I was wrong.
I am away for the weekend but will have another go at using your suggested fix next week and see if I can sort it out.
My apologies to you for my confusion.
Ron
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28 Jun 2013   #6
mitchell65

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

Just before you depart, a quick question:
In your first post here you said "Before switching from XP to Win 7"!
Was this buying a new PC with Windows 7 pre installed or did you install Win 7 on you old XP machine? If so is that when this problem first arose? If so where did you get the Win 7 install disc from?
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28 Jun 2013   #7
ilblissli

windows 7 ultimate x64 and windows 8 pro x64
 
 

If you've lost the Open With menu option for ALL file types, including non-executable files, follow this steps:

1. Click Start, All Programs, Accesories, Notepad.

2. Copy and paste this text:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"

3. Click File, Save As, name the file "OpenWith.reg" (WITH THE QUOTATION MARKS) and click OK.

4. Now double-click OpenWith.reg, click Continue, Yes, OK, and see if the problem is solved.


source: Right click 'Open With' Command missing. Help Please. - Microsoft Community
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28 Jun 2013   #8
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilblissli View Post
If you've lost the Open With menu option for ALL file types, including non-executable files, follow this steps:

1. Click Start, All Programs, Accesories, Notepad.

2. Copy and paste this text:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"

3. Click File, Save As, name the file "OpenWith.reg" (WITH THE QUOTATION MARKS) and click OK.

4. Now double-click OpenWith.reg, click Continue, Yes, OK, and see if the problem is solved.


source: Right click 'Open With' Command missing. Help Please. - Microsoft Community
If you read the OP's post #3 you will see that he has already tried that fix from the earlier post that I gave him. That Brink tutorial is exactly the same as you posted!
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