[SOLVED] How to Remove Programs from the "Open With" List ??????

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by christian666, Jun 23, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    275
    4
    10
  2. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

    Aug 12, 2010
    1,557
    652
    60
    #2 Shenj, Jun 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
    Uhm? Guess even tutorials arent always helpful, .extension does refer to the extensions you see listed... .exe .inf .png etc you get a huge list.. select the extension you want to have 'notepad.exe' removed from.. then you have a key called 'OpenWithList', use your brain a little so you don't screw it up^^
    Screenshot_20110623025121.jpg
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    275
    4
    10
    that was a bit use full but,
    what I am trying to do is to .lic files not to be associated with notepad

    i got into the regedit as a admin but I dont see the notepad.exe

    Capture.JPG

    what am i doing wrong?
     
  4. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    275
    4
    10
    ha i see f....

    i delete the notepad.exe but
    .lic is still associated with notepad
     
  5. woebetide

    woebetide MDL Member

    May 28, 2007
    240
    78
    10
    #6 woebetide, Jun 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
    @christian666
    Check Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs Set default programs!
    And change if notepad is associated with .lic.
    Or just delete the .lic from the list.
     
  6. davehc

    davehc MDL Novice

    Nov 11, 2008
    48
    17
    0
    You could also right click on a .Txt file. select Open with, make sure you have the small square ticked, and select, notepad in the offered list. It will then be the default.
     
  7. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    275
    4
    10
    Can you please explain more about this solution?
     
  8. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    8,709
    3,066
    300
  9. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    275
    4
    10
    yup this is how my settings are
     
  10. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    8,709
    3,066
    300
  11. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    8,709
    3,066
    300
    @ christian666, you don't want to remove .txt file type what happens then when you want to edit a .txt file.What you want to do is associate .lic file type with notepad or wordpad.
     
  12. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    275
    4
    10
    I notice that after I try to delete the regedit .lic association is still there/

    is it because after associating a unknown file which the comp does not know which program to associated with, after the associated is made the
    computer always need at least one program to associated the unknown file as a default???
     
  13. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    8,709
    3,066
    300
  14. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    275
    4
    10
    okay, but what will this do?

    --> what I am trying to do is to dissociated notepad with .lic file, in order so that when I need to rename the file extension I can do it. Cause if I try to do this and notepad is associated with .lic file, when I try to rename the .lic file the new name will be xxx.lic.dat as an example
     
  15. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    8,709
    3,066
    300
    look at my last post.
     
  16. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    275
    4
    10
    Capture.JPG


    This is what I see when I use shellmenuview

    what now???