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    "Open with" option missing from the context Menu

    I am windows vista user. From last few days, i have noticed that the "Open With" command is missing from the context menu. I don't know what happened exactly. I have recentally installed Microsoft .Net Framework 3 SP1. Is this the cause of that problem?I have also cleaned the registry through CCleaner. What should i do to fix it?

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    Support Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Re: "Open with" option missing from the context Menu

    • It seems that when you right-click on any executable files like .exe,.cmd,.bat etc,you are not getting "Open With".To fix this issue,simply follow the below given steps:
    • Click on Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>Notepad
    • Now simply copy the below given code and paste the same in the notepad.
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Op en With]

    • Now save the file with name "OpenWith.reg" without quotation marks.Finally click "Ok".
    • Finally double-click on "OpenWith.reg",click on "Continue">>"Yes">>"Ok".It will fix your issue.

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    heemanshubhalla Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: "Open with" option missing from the context Menu

    Following Steps can solve your Problem :-

    1. Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell
    2. Right click on shell
    3. select new then choose key
    4. Type in Open With (without quotes)
    5. then Press Enterkey
    6. Right click on Open With then select new then key
    7. Type in Command (without quotes) and then Press <Enter>
    8. With Command highlighted,
    9. On the right pane, right click on Default
    10. then select Modify
    11. In the edit box, type or paste in the following :-
    12. rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1

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    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: "Open with" option missing from the context Menu

    Hi dear friend to solve this issue ......simply restore the Registry ...settings after that your problem will be resolved ...that is by following procedure

    first click the start button and go to control panel

    after that click on system and maintenance option

    now choose Backup and restore center option

    then click RESTORE FILES button

    click, open system restore button

    choose Recommended restore option ( if you have any backup image or Repair disc then choose restore computer option )

    and follow the onscreen instructions ....

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!

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    development Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: "Open with" option missing from the context Menu

    Hello dear dude

    Here is the solution to your problem hopefully it may helpful to you

    If you have lost the "Open with " file then you can follow these steps

    Click start--> All programs -->Accessories -->Note pad

    There is a text to type and click File and save as

    Name the file open with.reg and click Ok

    Now double click Open with.reg and click continue and press ok

    Ans seethe problem will be solved

    You can now delete the file if you want

    All the very best

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    swathi123 Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Re: "Open with" option missing from the context Menu

    To solve this problem follow these steps

    • right click on the desktop
    • Then choose the otpion new
    • Then select the option Notepad
    • Now copy the code in the Note pad
    Windows Registry Editor version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ConetextMenuHandlers\O pen with]@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}
    • Then save the file as Openwith.reg and then click on Ok
    • Then double click on it and then click on Continue
    • then click on Yes and then Ok

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    Dk Boss Array
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: "Open with" option missing from the context Menu

    Right after Methods could address your Challenge :-

    Open up regedit plus browse through in order to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell
    Right click on layer
    pick out new then choose crucial
    Key in Open up Having (without quotes)
    then Press Enterkey
    Right click on Open up With then select new then key
    Key in Get (without quotes) and then Press
    Having Get featured,
    Around the suitable pane, right click on Go delinquent
    then select Alter
    Inside change field, kind or perhaps insert from the following
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1

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    Abhijeet Array
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Re: "Open with" option missing from the context Menu

    first of go to the start menu

    then to all programs

    then open the notepad

    then enter the code in the note pad
    Window Registry Editor version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\\shellex\ConetextMenuHandulers \Open with]@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}

    then save the file as openwith.reg

    then click on ok

    then double click on it and then click on continue

    then finally click on yes and then ok

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