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Windows 7: URL Files - Add "Open with" to Context Menu

18 Sep 2012   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Angel. If you run across the cause, then please post back to let us know.


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11 Aug 2013   #11
GeekUser

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Solved: Not working!

Hello Brink,

Thank you very much for all of your great tutorials for using and tweaking Windows 7.

I've used your tweak URL-add_Open_with.reg but it didn't worked as happened with Angel213. I'm using Firefox as default browser, but I also use Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. I have investigated the problem and found a solution that works for me. I've changed the reg file from

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"

to

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IE.AssocFile.URL\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"

If you consider this a general solution, please feel free to publish this in your tutorials.

I'm using Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bits) SP1 with Region: Portugal
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11 Aug 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you GeekUser, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That works much better. I cleaned it up a bit to be this instead, but does the same.


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IE.AssocFile.URL\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}]
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08 Jul 2015   #13
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Same problem

I, too, am having the same problem. I have two entries for ContextMenuHandlers in the registry as I have shown in the attached image. What can I do to add Open With in the context menu for .URL shortcuts?

Thank you.


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08 Jul 2015   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ubose,

I don't see anything wrong with your registry entries for this. You should see "Open with" when you right click on an internet shorcut (.url) file.

If not, then you might see if restarting the computer may apply if there was something else interfering.
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08 Jul 2015   #15
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I restarted my Windows 7 Home 64-bit computer but I still don't see the Open With option in the context menu for internet shortcut (URL) icons on my desktop. Also, the URL icons are blank even though my default browser is Firefox. I have changed my default browser a few times in the last couple of years, and for sometime now the URL icons turned blank. I started looking around on this forum to see if I can find a way to get the URL icon back and landed on this thread after I saw that I have lost the Open With option in my context menu for URL icons as well.
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08 Jul 2015   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As a test, download and merge the .reg file for the listed url option in the tutorial below to restore the default associations to see if that may help.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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08 Jul 2015   #17
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I merged the .reg file for the url option to restore the default association, but still no luck.
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08 Jul 2015   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have the "Open with" context menu for other files that should have it by default?

For example, .txt.
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09 Jul 2015   #19
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, I do have "Open with" in the context menu for other files such as .txt and .htm.
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