Open With - Add or Remove "Always use selected program"

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    Open With - Add or Remove "Always use selected program"

    Open With - Add or Remove "Always use selected program"

    How to Add or Remove "Always use selected program" in Open With
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    How to Add or Remove "Always use selected program" in Open With


       Information
    This will show you how to add (default) or remove the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file option from in Open with for only the current user or all users on the Windows computer.
       Note
    This will include all Open with windows in Windows. For example, when you right click on a file and select Open with, or through Default Programs.
       Tip
    When removed, this can be handy to prevent accidentally associating a program to always open a file extension type with that program when you only wanted to temporarily open the file with that program instead.

    EXAMPLE: Open with
    NOTE: This is with the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file option at default (added) and removed.
    Open With - Add or Remove "Always use selected program"-default.jpg

    Open With - Add or Remove "Always use selected program"-removed.jpg



    OPTION ONE

    Apply to Current User Only


    NOTE: OPTION TWO below will override this option.
    1. To Remove "Always use the selected program"
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Always_Select_Current_User.reg
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Restore "Always use the selected program"
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Restore_Always_Select_Current_User.reg
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

    4. Right click the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    OPTION TWO

    Apply to All Users on Computer


    NOTE: This option will override OPTION ONE above.
    1. To Remove "Always use the selected program"
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Always_Select_All_Users.reg
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Restore "Always use the selected program"
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Restore_Always_Select_All_Users.reg
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

    4. Right click the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
    That's it,
    Shawn








  1. Posts : 13
    Win7 Ult. 32; Win7 Home Prem 64, WinXP On Life Support
       #1

    Thanks. There has been two too many times that I would go through so quickly that I would forget to uncheck the "Always" button only to mess up how a certain type of file acts giving me hours of headache trying to fix it (not knowing how). Ideally I would prefer it to still be there, but not defaulted as checked, but this is just as good for me.
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  2. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello TheCuriosity,

    Yeah, that would be a nice option to have. I'm happy this workaround will work for you though.
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  3. Posts : 37
    win7.7100x64
       #3

    hi

    is there any way to just permanently uncheck the checkbox?
    in earlier windows versions it was possible to change a value in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\shell\openas\command
    (C:\WINDOWS\Rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1) to %2 but it doesn't work with win7. Hiding is good but I might need the option sometime where it is.

    Cheers
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  4. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello Nechan,

    Not that I know of so far, but you could always use Default Programs to make it the "Always use" default program as a workaround.
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  5. Posts : 229
    Windows 7 64 bit
       #5

    How to Add or Remove "Always use selected program" in Open With

    This solves one of my problems.. thanks
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  6. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    You're most welcome Artinusa. :)
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  7. Posts : 9
    XP pro x32, 7 x32 & x64 mostly Ultimate but some times anothers
       #7

    Server Error


    404 - File or directory not found.

    The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
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  8. Posts : 70,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thank you Cybercontroler for letting me know. They have been restored. :)
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  9. Posts : 28
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #9

    To display the "Open with" with the box "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" UNCHECKED by default but ACTIVE, I have found the solution on this page. Simply download the .zip file, extract the 3 files MyOpenAs_RestoreDefaults.reg, MyOpenAs.reg and MyOpenAs.dll (must be selected whether your PC is 64-bit or 32-bit) into your \Windows\System32 folder. Works perfectly.
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Oct 2011 at 12:34. Reason: Removed direct download link. Need to download it at that source site instead.
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