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    Remove Programs from Open with Context Menu in Windows

    Remove Programs from Open with Context Menu in Windows

    How to Remove Programs from "Open with" Context Menu in Windows
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    25 Jun 2018
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    How to Remove Programs from "Open with" Context Menu in Windows


    The Open with context menu allows users to choose an app to open a file with.

    Sometimes your "Open with" context menu may include programs you no longer want listed for a file extension. For example, an uninstalled program, or if you mistakenly opened a file with the wrong program.

    This tutorial will show you how to remove third-party programs from the Open with context menu for only your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: "Open with" context menu
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    Here's How:

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts

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    3. Expand open the FileExts key, expand open the file extension (ex: ".jpg") key you want to remove an "Open with" item from, and click/tap on the OpenWithList key under it. (see screenshot below)

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    4. In the right pane of the OpenWithList key, right click or press and hold on the string value (REG_SZ) of the third-party program (ex: "Screenpresso.exe") you want to remove, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for any other programs you want to remove from the "Open with" context menu for any file types.

    7. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1.    15 Oct 2018 #1

    tried to remove Slimjet remnant in Open with menu. I deleted i (by coincidence was Slimjet). FlashPeak Slimjet remains in menu?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       15 Oct 2018 #2

    Hello bjm,

    If you like, you could try downloading and merging the .reg file for the pdf item in Option Two of the tutorial below to reset and restore the default associations and registry entries for .pdf files to clear this for you.

    You will need to set default app you want for it again afterwards though.

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    15 Oct 2018 #3

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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       15 Oct 2018 #4

    In that case, you might see if you may be able to remove it using OpenWithView.

    OpenWithView - Disable/Enable items in the 'Open With' dialog-box of Windows



    If not, then you might see if reinstalling and uninstall the "FlashPeak Slimjet" program again may clear it in case it didn't fully uninstall last time.
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  5.    15 Oct 2018 #5

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    Guess, I'll need to (try) reinstall and uninstall the "FlashPeak Slimjet" program.
    Interesting.
    Thanks.
    Regards w Respect
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  6.    15 Oct 2018 #6

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    Thanks
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       15 Oct 2018 #7

    Great news. You're most welcome.
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