Windows 10: "Open with" context menu not enabled or dimmed

  1.    06 Dec 2015 #1

    "Open with" context menu not enabled or dimmed

    I can not access the "open with"'s dimmed or not enabled in all the files..
    even though i can open the files with any application if i tried the menu at the top in the ribbon

    i have tried removing it from the registry and add it back again but that didn't fix it

    does anyone know the reason for that? or how to fix it?
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  2.    06 Dec 2015 #2

    Hi, could be a permissions issue. Try creating a new document e.g. txt on your desktop and rt click that, see whether open with is greyed out.

    "You are not able to "open with" when you have read only access to the document."

    Also see:
    windows 7 - is grayed out. Why? - Super User
    How to Enable / Disable Option in Open With Dialog Box? - AskVG

    These are older references, but may give you a clue.
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  3.    07 Dec 2015 #3

    yes, for the text document the option is still greyed out
    and the links you supplied are targeted to another problem..they assume i was able to open the "open with" dialog which i still can't
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  4.    07 Dec 2015 #4

    Ok, sorry-
    there don't seem to be too many result on this - this is old, but detailed:
    grayed out in XP for .jpg | Tech Support Guy
    "Open With - Not Working or Listed"

    However I very much doubt there's a real pointer to a solution for you there.

    Otherwise, do you have any useful restore points or disk images?

    Do you have any idea what happened that might have led to this?

    Has it been working since you installed Win 10?
    Last edited by dalchina; 07 Dec 2015 at 10:39.
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