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Windows 7: Open With Context Menu Item - Add or Remove

05 Jan 2010   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Open With Context Menu Item - Add or Remove

How to Add or Remove the "Open with" Context Menu Item in Windows

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #20
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Dav,

This tutorial is to add or remove "Open with" completely from the context menu, and not a item in the "Open with" context menu. For what you want, the tutorials below may help instead.

Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs

Open with - Add Program

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #21
hammerquill

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
What about multiple-select Open With?

This is very useful. Thanks. But it still doesn't work for multiple-select. If I select a batch of .jpg files and right-click, I do not get an option to Open With, nor do I get the Edit With option I get when right-clicking one. This is something I need to do every day. Any idea how to restore that, so it works as it did in XP?

Also, can you explain what the second registry command you've included is for?

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #22
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hammerquill, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial will only add (restore) or remove "Open with" from the context menu with the included REG files.

"Open with" is only avialable in the context menu when you have only one item selected. "Open with" will not be avialable if you have more than one item selected. There's not a way to change this that I know of.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #23
hammerquill

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yuck. That's a bad flaw introduced into this OS...

Maybe someone else will find out how and post it here. Thanks for the tutorial, though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #24
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Yeah, this feature was removed after XP from Vista forward. I guess MS feels that there would be to many people that would mess up their file type associations with this by mistake, so they limit it to one at a time using "Open with" from the context menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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