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Windows 7: cannot add program to Open With menu

14 Feb 2013   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I meet the same issue.
The program doesn't list in open with window, and I can't add it to list by browsing the program. It because there was already a program with same filename in the registry, but the path of that registry record was wrong.

I solved it like this:
1. Enter Registry Editor.
2. Find the key, with the filename which u want to open with, under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications.
3. Check the path in shell\open\commend of the key.

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16 Jun 2013   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

FalconIA's "fix" works, I just used it.

As an aside, my Google search found many "wrong" answers - thanks to FalconIA's answer.

Can ADMIN edit the first post on page 1 to point to this answer?
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28 Jun 2013   #33

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Adding a program to "Open With" drop down menu

Alas, I tried ALL the solutions you all suggested, including downloading that "OpenWith" program.

Nothing works.

I cannot add Lightroom 4 to the drop down "Open With" menu. I do not want it as the Default Program. I'd just like it as an option. It is a legit copy, I bought it!

It shows my PS CS6 and even ancient Adobe Image Ready. But not LR4.

Going to LR4 and tried to browse for the file is a royal pain.

The Adobe forums don't have anything on this that I could find.

My husband is a very good IT guy (Sys, NW, Citrix) and he's not sure why this isn't working either.

I think, without doing something that would really mess up my computer, this is some sort of weird Adobe Evil Thing.....

Thank you. At least I can say I tried all your suggestions.

Cattledog Mom
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19 Jul 2013   #34

Windows 7 Enterprise

"OpenWithAdd" worked for me, thank you very much
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06 Nov 2013   #35

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

And here is a solution, that worked for me!

I downloaded the program OpenWithView and looked at the standard entries of my open with menu. And there it was, an entry referring to the old location of the program I deleted. A simple rightclick -> disable in the OpenWith program and I could add the new program-location the normal way that has been described in this thread approx. 30 times. (right click on file -> open with -> choose program -> select exe -> voilą, program is in the menu)

I hope this helps some people, who stumble upon this thread, looking for a solution of this annoying bug/situation/progblem..
A massive thanks to SlushPuppy This method solved my frustration with the Open With program. [Beer]


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