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Windows 7: Remove options from 'choose the program you want to open this file'


29 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Remove options from 'choose the program you want to open this file'

Hello!
Could anyone please give me any advice on how to remove the 'WinRAR archiver' option from my
'Choose the program you want to open this file' box?
Here's a screen snapshot which might help illustrate my question.

Thanks very much!


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29 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Yluvs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may allow you to remove it.

Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you very much for the great tutorial, Shawn!
It works right away!
I was just wondering though if it would possible to remove programs from the 'open with' context menu through fixing the registry, by which I mean deleting WinRAR (in my case) from the context menu completely instead of just disabling it.
Thanks again!
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29 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.

There's no need to do it manually in the registry. You could open WinRAR, click on Options, Settings, Integration tab, and uncheck the Integrate WinRAR into shell option to completely remove it.

Remove options from 'choose the program you want to open this file'-winrar.jpg


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29 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You've really been a great help, Shawn.
That works perfectly for me!
Thank you and have a nice evening!
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29 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Yluvs. I hope that you have a nice evening as well.
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