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Old 24th February 2006   #1
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Edit Open With Menu


I have had someone ask me

I am looking for a program that will allow me to remove items from the
"open with" menu that appears when you right-click on a file. Will it allow you to change the order that "open with" choices are listed?

I have never tried and and can not see a way to do it.

Has anyone got any suggestions?

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HumBug--Removing items involves going into the Registry and is a bit involved.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=258860
This also works in WinXP.
I wonder if it is worth it.
Changing the program that automatically is used to execute a file type is easy. It depends on what version of Windows you have.
Assuming you have WinXP, right click on any file of that type|Open With|Choose Program|either highlight one of the programs offered or click Browse and choose the program|click the box at the bottom "always use the selected program..."|OK.
I never learned how to change the order of programs in the list.

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