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Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by Bobby, Nov 30, 1999.

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  1. Bobby

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    Most of us know you can select a file and hold down the shift button while right clicking to get the 'open with' option, here's how to quickly add it permanently.
    In the Registry Editor, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects
    and make a new key called shell. (Do this by right-clicking on
    the AllFilesystemObjects folder and choosing New/Key from the
    pop-up menu.) In the shell key, make the new key openas. In the
    openas key, make a key called command. Now double-click on the
    Default icon in the command key and, in the Value data field,
    enter C:\WINDOWS\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1 and
    click on OK. And...Open Sesame!
     
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