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Author Topic: 'open with' doesn;t remember entries  (Read 3789 times)

kalos

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'open with' doesn;t remember entries
« on: September 18, 2008, 05:26:06 PM »
hello

I want to have another entry in the 'open with' list for a specific filetype, but when I choose the exe I need to have in the list, it doesn't remember it

is there any chance to fix this?

thanks
« Last Edit: September 18, 2008, 05:29:14 PM by kalos »

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Re: 'open with' doesn;t remember entries
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 05:50:41 PM »
This issue has plagued me on and off for years. IIRC, there is a registry hack that covers this... I'll have to look it up and get back to you - hang on a tick!
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Re: 'open with' doesn;t remember entries
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 05:53:26 PM »
OK - that went quicker than I thought it would!

Here's a link: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/OpenWith.htm

that might help you. If nothing else, check out the permissions/ownership on the registry key that is mentioned: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ FileExts

And here's an MSDN article discussing how to populate the "Open With" list:
http://msdn.microsof...bb166549(VS.80).aspx
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« Last Edit: September 18, 2008, 05:55:44 PM by Darwin »

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Re: 'open with' doesn;t remember entries
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 06:10:08 PM »
thanks for your reply

it's hard and dangerous to directly edit registry, isn't there a program than can customize open with list?

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Re: 'open with' doesn;t remember entries
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 06:22:34 PM »

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Re: 'open with' doesn;t remember entries
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 06:30:39 PM »
This app: http://www.megaleech...t/taxonomy/term/1548 looks like it might do the trick.

Oops! NigelH beat me to it! My link goes to a description of the app...
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Re: 'open with' doesn;t remember entries
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008, 06:31:21 PM »
or <a href="http://thesoftpro.tr...od.com/downloads/fe/">Fast Explorer</a>...