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Windows 7: How to add a program to the 'Open With' dialogue?

27 Oct 2009   #1

Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 
How to add a program to the 'Open With' dialogue?

For some reason, Photoshop CS4 is not present in the right click 'Open With' dialogue list, and of course all the programs I don't use are. Is there a way to add a program to the open with menu? Thanks, IM


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27 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Registering programs with the "Open With" dialog

Just used the Program and it worked great
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27 Oct 2009   #3

Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Zidane24 - I tried it but it didn't work, Rebooted, nada. This is a continuing problem from the Vista era with Adobe products. Something about the way they are installed. Your fix worked for me in Vista but not here in 7 - Thanks for the suggestion - IM
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27 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

What usually works for me is to actually right click a file type you want the app (in this case, Photoshop) to be able to open from that "open with" menu and then from the "Open with" menu, select "choose default program" and browse for the .exe of the application you want to have on the menu (i.e., Photoshop) that is not currently there and select it. But make sure to uncheck the box to make this the default application for opening that type of file. After that, that program (in this case Photoshop) should always appear in the list when you use open with on a file of the type you just used for the above procedure.

I hope that explanation is understandable. I did manage to add photoshop and several other apps to the list that way.
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27 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Ok now this is odd...I followed what you said above and we started the machine to see if my Open With entries disapperred...

They didn't...did you run the program as an Adminstrator?
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27 Oct 2009   #6

Vista Ultimate 64bit
 
 

harpua - WOWWIE ZOWWIE, now that worked. Thanks for the superb solution - IM
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27 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Well glad it helped. Thanks for the rep.
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27 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imageman View Post
harpua - WOWWIE ZOWWIE, now that worked. Thanks for the superb solution - IM
I am glad one of us got it working!

Following my post above (if you didn't read it...), that program I had you install worked for me on 7HP x64...so I am not sure why it didn't work for you
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06 Jun 2010   #9
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Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by villagerose View Post
There are a multitude of .exe files and I want to delete a bunch of them. How do I do that?
I sugget you start a new thread of your own. I am afraid you will not get a lot of attention on this thread with a completely different subject. You may also want to describe you problem in a bit more detail. From what you posted it is impossible to tell what your problem is.
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21 Mar 2014   #10

Goa
 
 
Hi Danny

This works!. I tried all possible ways but didnt work. This works. You are a star
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