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Windows 7: Open With

27 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

You can not set a DEFAULT open with to more than ONE program by definition.
How is the computer supposed to know if the ISO is an image of a movie disk or some mountable Install disk.
I hate it that I have to "right click, open with, (vlc not listed!), select program, browse, program files, videolan, bla bla bla..." every time.
If vlc is not listed then you haven't set it correctly yet. Rightclick, open with, chose default, browse to VLC and check the box at the bottom right where it says "Always use the selected program to open..."
Or How would you like THIS in your context menu (just right click any file and you get this:)

Open With-capture1.jpg

To get this context menu entry you need to start regedit.exe as Administrator and navigate to

Open With-capture.jpg

right click on shell and go to NEW / Key and call it Open with VLC
now right click on the just created key, create another key and call it command
now left click on the just created command key and double click on Default in the right window.
In the now opening dialog box you paste the path to your vlc.exe followed by 1 space and a %1 like in the picture above.
That's it...close regedit and enjoy

Now you can set the default for (Data-) ISOs to say WinRar, 7zip UltraISO etc. and just start movie ISOs with one click from the context menu.

If even that doesn't tickle your fancy, just pin VLC to your Taskbar, open it and drag/Drop Movie ISOs on it


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