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Old June 13th 12, 02:50 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default How to remove wrong entry in "open with" context menu?

While configuring the context menu "Open With" for a zip file, I input
a wrong application for opening the zip file by default.

Instead of clicking on "winzip64.exe" I clicked on "wzwipe32.exe".

Now, how do I get rid of the wrong input?

Please help if you know how. Thank you.
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Old June 13th 12, 04:25 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default How to remove wrong entry in "open with" context menu?

wrote:
On Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:52:16 -0700, Ken
wrote:

On Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:54:53 -0400, Big Steel
wrote:

On 6/13/2012 9:50 AM,
wrote:
While configuring the context menu "Open With" for a zip file, I input
a wrong application for opening the zip file by default.

Instead of clicking on "winzip64.exe" I clicked on "wzwipe32.exe".

Now, how do I get rid of the wrong input?

Please help if you know how. Thank you.

Control Panel/Default Programs is where you would make the change.




That's one way to do it. But a faster easier way for most people is to
right-click any zip file, click Open With, click Choose Default
Program, browse to WinZip, check the box Always use ... and click OK.

Both your methods work. Thank you. The only problem is that when I
right click on "Open With", the "wzwipe32.exe" is still there as a
recommended program.

Maybe I wasn't clear enough in my original post. What I'd like to do
is remove "wzwipe32.exe" from the context menu.


If you've uninstalled wzwipe32.exe and it's still in the context menu,
then it's been left there erroneously; and we can guide you further into
editing it out.

But if it's still installed, then you should leave it there; not as the
default, but as one that's available should you ever want to use it.

Ed

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Old June 13th 12, 07:27 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Dave \Crash\ Dummy
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Default How to remove wrong entry in "open with" context menu?

Jeff Layman wrote:
On 13/06/2012 14:50, wrote:
While configuring the context menu "Open With" for a zip file, I
input a wrong application for opening the zip file by default.

Instead of clicking on "winzip64.exe" I clicked on "wzwipe32.exe".

Now, how do I get rid of the wrong input?

Please help if you know how. Thank you.


You might be able to remove the association with Nir Sofer's
FileTypes Manager:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html

There is a 32 and 64 bit version available


I thought about that when studying this problem. I don't have the OP's
program installed, but I do have 7-Zip installed. It is on the .zip "Open
with" submenu and is listed as an option for default program selection, but
"Open with" is not shown for .zip in File Types Manager, and I can't
find it in the registry.
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Old June 13th 12, 08:48 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default How to remove wrong entry in "open with" context menu?

On 13/06/2012 19:27, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
Jeff Layman wrote:
On 13/06/2012 14:50, wrote:
While configuring the context menu "Open With" for a zip file, I
input a wrong application for opening the zip file by default.

Instead of clicking on "winzip64.exe" I clicked on "wzwipe32.exe".

Now, how do I get rid of the wrong input?

Please help if you know how. Thank you.


You might be able to remove the association with Nir Sofer's
FileTypes Manager:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html

There is a 32 and 64 bit version available


I thought about that when studying this problem. I don't have the OP's
program installed, but I do have 7-Zip installed. It is on the .zip "Open
with" submenu and is listed as an option for default program selection, but
"Open with" is not shown for .zip in File Types Manager, and I can't
find it in the registry.


I also have 7-Zip, but haven't set it up to open *.zip - I still use
Explorer.exe for that (it says that in FTM. The command line entry is
%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L. Is yours the same?).

I do use the *.zip right-click menu entries for 7-Zip to open the
archive to see what is in it, read any "readme" file, and sometimes to
"Extract here" (which is the Desktop, but only if the *.zip archive has
4 files or less in it).

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Old June 13th 12, 09:10 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Dave \Crash\ Dummy
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Default How to remove wrong entry in "open with" context menu?

Jeff Layman wrote:
On 13/06/2012 19:27, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
Jeff Layman wrote:
On 13/06/2012 14:50, wrote:
While configuring the context menu "Open With" for a zip file,
I input a wrong application for opening the zip file by
default.

Instead of clicking on "winzip64.exe" I clicked on
"wzwipe32.exe".

Now, how do I get rid of the wrong input?

Please help if you know how. Thank you.

You might be able to remove the association with Nir Sofer's
FileTypes Manager:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html

There is a 32 and 64 bit version available


I thought about that when studying this problem. I don't have the
OP's program installed, but I do have 7-Zip installed. It is on the
.zip "Open with" submenu and is listed as an option for default
program selection, but "Open with" is not shown for .zip in File
Types Manager, and I can't find it in the registry.


I also have 7-Zip, but haven't set it up to open *.zip - I still use
Explorer.exe for that (it says that in FTM. The command line entry
is %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L. Is yours the same?).


I also use Explorer, and yes, my code is the same.

I do use the *.zip right-click menu entries for 7-Zip to open the
archive to see what is in it, read any "readme" file, and sometimes
to "Extract here" (which is the Desktop, but only if the *.zip
archive has 4 files or less in it).


I usually just use Explorer, but I can and have used 7-Zip on occasion.
As I mentioned, it is in the "Open with" submenu.

But getting back to the original question, I don't know how to remove it.

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Old June 13th 12, 09:42 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default How to remove wrong entry in "open with" context menu?

On 13/06/2012 21:10, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
Jeff Layman wrote:
On 13/06/2012 19:27, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
Jeff Layman wrote:
On 13/06/2012 14:50, wrote:
While configuring the context menu "Open With" for a zip file,
I input a wrong application for opening the zip file by
default.

Instead of clicking on "winzip64.exe" I clicked on
"wzwipe32.exe".

Now, how do I get rid of the wrong input?

Please help if you know how. Thank you.

You might be able to remove the association with Nir Sofer's
FileTypes Manager:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html

There is a 32 and 64 bit version available

I thought about that when studying this problem. I don't have the
OP's program installed, but I do have 7-Zip installed. It is on the
.zip "Open with" submenu and is listed as an option for default
program selection, but "Open with" is not shown for .zip in File
Types Manager, and I can't find it in the registry.


I also have 7-Zip, but haven't set it up to open *.zip - I still use
Explorer.exe for that (it says that in FTM. The command line entry
is %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L. Is yours the same?).


I also use Explorer, and yes, my code is the same.

I do use the *.zip right-click menu entries for 7-Zip to open the
archive to see what is in it, read any "readme" file, and sometimes
to "Extract here" (which is the Desktop, but only if the *.zip
archive has 4 files or less in it).


I usually just use Explorer, but I can and have used 7-Zip on occasion.
As I mentioned, it is in the "Open with" submenu.

But getting back to the original question, I don't know how to remove it.


I don't know if this is of any use, but it's from "Windows 7 Inside Out":

"You want to remove a program from the Recommended Programs section of
the Open With dialog box:

The contents of the Recommended Programs list are determined in part by
the registry key
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp lorer\FileExts\filetype \OpenWithList
(where filetype is the extension of the file type in question) . So, for
example, in the case shown in Figure 5-16*, the \ .bmp\OpenWithList key
includes several values, one of which is Notepad .exe . Deleting the
unwanted item in the OpenWithList key removes it from the Recommended
Programs list . (Some items in the Recommended Programs and Open With
lists appear as the result of values within the HCR\ filetype key and
its subkeys . However, accidental additions to the lists, as described
in the preceding section, are always made in the HKCU hive)."

*This is the box which appears with the "Open with" program list in it
and the "Other programs" beneath it.

HTH.

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Old June 14th 12, 12:50 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default How to remove wrong entry in "open with" context menu?

Has this newsgroup gone ****ed? There seems to be too many responses to
questions all of a sudden. Likely for me i don't use windows 7 so it
doesn't affect me.

wrote:

While configuring the context menu "Open With" for a zip file, I input
a wrong application for opening the zip file by default.

Instead of clicking on "winzip64.exe" I clicked on "wzwipe32.exe".

Now, how do I get rid of the wrong input?

Please help if you know how. Thank you.


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