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Unwanted items in open with...
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 3 | Unrated
Unwanted items in open with...

To simply clear up this list of unwanted items, or to remove useless associations, like opening an mp3 file with a paint program, follow these steps:

- Click on the start button, click on Run... and type the word "regedit" (without the quotes) in the box that appears to open the registry editor
- Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts"
- Find the extention you wish to edit and click on the "+"-sign to locate the key that says "OpenWithList"
- In the right pane of the registry editor youŽll see a list with the programs in the list, like "paint.exe" or "notepad.exe"
- Simple click on the one you wish to delete and press the delete button on your keyboard

DonŽt worry if youŽve removed an entry you rather hadnŽt removed. When rightclicking a file there will be another option in the "open with" extension where you can choose any program on your computer. Once used, it will reappear in the list of associated programs.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Because I want to remove programs that have long been uninstalled from the "Open With" dialog box
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
    IT help me to look in the right place to fix a problem. When i got there i start to understand what i needed to do. Thanks
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
    I hated all those extra opens up with programs that I don't use. Works Great
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