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"Open With right click ISSUE"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ralphdp, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. ralphdp

    ralphdp Thread Starter

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    Okay I am having a very annoying error. On whatever item i right click on i do not get the "open with" option.

    Example: If i right click on a .txt file. I simple get a menu as followed.

    [​IMG]

    I have tried changing the program in which the file opens back and forth but there was no success.

    I have also tried using other interent sources to search for a fix.

    I came accross this link but the information did no help.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q218805&

    This one worked but i dont think its the proper way of doing it. http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=10100 (post #7)
    And plus i dont get the drop down feature as suppose to, like this:
    [​IMG]


    P.S. I am a total noob so please dont flame me :)

    EDIT: I should also mention that i am using WinXP Service Pack 2. (The problem occured after I reformatted my hard drive)
     
  2. mike5532g

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    Maybe this will work.

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    #220 Restore open with on the right click.

    To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
     
  3. ralphdp

    ralphdp Thread Starter

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    your a life saver, thnx so much it worked.

    EDIT: If i may ask, what may have caused this? Corruption of the reg string?
     
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