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Clearing "Open With" list for filetypes

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That list of programs under "Open With"...

How do you clear it? Sometimes I either tried opening it with the wrong program and its stuck there or I just don't want certain programs in that list.
post #2 of 4
You can try to regedit the keys under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\C urrentVersion\\Explorer\\FileExts
Each file extension has two keys OpenWithList and OpenWithProgids.
[Edit]
And also HKEY_CLASS_ROOT.
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Before you change something, make a backup.

If you wanna something more simple, just download and install OpenExpert.

[Another edit]
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/OpenWith.htm
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That works, thanks.

But there are a few programs associated with a filetype that I can't find in the registry but it's in the list. And some of them aren't cleared when I delete the entry in the registry, do you know why?
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Dont know that... that's why I installed the openExpert.
I was having problem with some duplicated entries and couldn't fix it manually. The openExpert overrides the "open with" and you can customize the programs used to open the file.
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