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Win10 Explorer question

Discussion in 'Computer Related Help & Discussion' started by Footloose, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    When using win 10's Explorer and select an image I want to open in (for instance, Affinity Photo) I right-click and a drop-down menu appears from which I select the 'Open with' option.
    Within that sub-menu listed apps such as PSP-18 in it's 8 and 16-bit versions, Affinity Photo, PSP-19 etc.
    Since I no longer use some of these, how do I delete the ones I no longer use from this list?
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Unless you are an expert with regedit, don't even think of trying. It is possible to modify the context menu (right click menu) by editing the registry (I'm sure there must be any number of examples on the internet) but any registry changes are instant and can be fatal. You can set a default action by ticking the box "always use this".

    That said, if you uninstall a program you no longer use then, if it added itself to the list, it should remove itself. If you browsed for it and added it yourself by following the appropriate dialogues, then probably not.
  3. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Thanks Pete, must have been getting lazy, went into Control Panel and changed some of the things there and sorted this out. - Discovered a couple of the apps I hadn't actually uninstalled! Doh!
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That’s good.

    A few versions of windows ago, probably NT, I used to edit the registry so that any unassociated file type opened with a text editor and an extra “edit” option appeared in the context menu for associated file types but it stopped working at some point.

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