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Windows 7: How to Remove 'Open With' Options -Safely?

11 Feb 2017   #1
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 
How to Remove 'Open With' Options -Safely?

How do you remove 'Open With' options in a safe way?

Mainly I’m talking about jpegs but I’d image the steps apply to any ‘open with’ item. I have Window Picture Viewer as the default program to open jpegs, and that’s what I want.

However, I often have need to open a jpeg in a photo editor or other utility but my ‘open with’ list is so full of stuff I don’t use, there’s no room for another option. For example, I’m never going to use a browser to open one, nor do I need the hand full of printer options, like ‘open’ photo book and the like.

By ‘safely,’ I mean how do I revert back to a specific ‘open with’ option if I delete one in error?


Thanks
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11 Feb 2017   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You can use this to selectively enable/ disable entries. Note: Windows Photo Viewer entry is "photoviewer.dll" but the others should be straightforward.

OpenWithView - Disable/Enable items in the 'Open With' dialog-box of Windows
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12 Feb 2017   #3
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

This is a bit more involved: Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs

And to revert: Open with - Add Program check the related tutorials at the bottom of each for more on your subject.


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Yours is not related to pass-word recovery and I didn't see OpenWithView on the false positive list, but, just in case.....
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13 Feb 2017   #4
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Good Tips! Thanks Callender and Anak
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13 Feb 2017   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

My pleasure, TDKMate.

I usually don't review tutorials , I go by Brink's title for them and that's how I posted the link for you, but in review of Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs I found it uses Nir Sofer's OpenWithView the link supplied by Callender, imagine that!

Then in review of the second one: Open with - Add Program I found the link for Ramesh Srinivasan in Option Two points to a 404 Not Found error, if you still want to use Ramesh's utility use the link in Option Two #1: Registering programs with the "Open With" dialog it will take you to the utility's page on Ramesh's site.

My apologies for any confusion.
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13 Feb 2017   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
My pleasure, TDKMate.

I usually don't review tutorials , I go by Brink's title for them and that's how I posted the link for you, but in review of Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs I found it uses Nir Sofer's OpenWithView the link supplied by Callender, imagine that!

Then in review of the second one: Open with - Add Program I found the link for Ramesh Srinivasan in Option Two points to a 404 Not Found error, if you still want to use Ramesh's utility use the link in Option Two #1: Registering programs with the "Open With" dialog it will take you to the utility's page on Ramesh's site.

My apologies for any confusion.
Thank you @Anak. I have updated the links in OPTION TWO to work now.
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13 Feb 2017   #7
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

You're welcome Brink; Thank you for your prompt response!
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