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BAT Files - Add "Open with" to Context Menu

How to Add "Open with" to Context Menu of BAT Files in Windows 7 and Vista
Published by Brink
19 Oct 2011 - Views: 22936
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How to Add "Open with" to Context Menu of BAT Files in Windows


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This will show you how to add Open with to the right click context menu of BAT files for all users in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: "Open with" in BAT Context Menu and Open with
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Here's How:
1. To Remove "Open with" from the Context Menu of BAT Files
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
BAT-remove_Open_with.reg
download
2. To Add "Open with" to the Context Menu of BAT Files
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
BAT-add_Open_with.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

6. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

That's it,
Shawn




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22 Oct 2011   #1
SCBright

Windows 7 Utimate x64 and x86
 
 

Thanks, it will be very useful.


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22 Oct 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome SC.
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1 Week Ago   #3
klepp0906

8.1
 
 

awesome! allows me to remove the "edit" entry for everything. Before I had to remove it from everything BUT batch files.

One issue.

How do I get a telescoping "open with" persay? Like the rest of the files? Open with opens up to a few programs or a Choose Default Program option. The reg file you provided creates just a plain "Open With" that has no option to telescope over to the preferred program or the option to choose.

Does that make sense?

Thanks guys!!
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1 Week Ago   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I haven't found a way to make the "Open with" expandable yet for this.
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1 Week Ago   #5
klepp0906

8.1
 
 

lol ah well, if you havent found a way - i reckon nobody has. Its still preferable to having to use Edit for this one and only item imo.

Please post back if you do find a way I tried to associate a different file type with it in an attempt to create a list but ended up annihilating my batch associations and am working towards fixing it as we speak lol.
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1 Week Ago   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Will do.
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