How to Unassociate, Remove or Delete Programs From “Open Withâ€Â￾ or “Recommended Pro

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  1. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    In Windows operating system such as Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000 or Windows Me, when user right clicks on a file with registered file type in Windows Explorer user can use the “Open Withâ€Â￾ command to select an associated programs to open the file. Over the time, each program that user used to open the specific file extension is added to the Open With list for the file type, even if the program user is using is unable to or cannot open the selected file type, or has since been uninstalled.

    For example, if user selects Microsoft Paint (MSPaint.exe) or (wmplayer.exe) in the Open With dialog box when opening a text document (a file with a .txt extension), the Paint or WMP program is listed in the Open With list for all text documents, even though Paint is unable to open text documents.

    More..........How to Unassociate, Remove or Delete Programs From “Open With” or “Recommended Programs” List My Digital Life
     
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    stueycaster Millennium Celebration Award Winner
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    Thanks Reghakr. I bookmarked that web page for the next time I need it. Good find.
     
  3. reghakr

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    No problem,

    Very good site
     

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