1.    26 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2017
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    Windows 10 x64

    Open With... action missing


    Hi my windows 10 missing "open with" function and I use it all the time need it back

    For example:I have a photo.jpeg > Right click > Shows "Open With..." > and "Open With..." again (when I click does nothing(*))

    (*)It was supposed to open a dialog window asking what program I want to use instead of default
    Does anyone know how I can solve this problem? Thanks
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  2.    26 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, Do you mean Open With is missing altogether?

    If not, if you mouse over Open with, you should see a further set of options.. what do you see? A screenshot might help- thanks.
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    And can you confirm this was working recently on this particular PC?

    I don't know if this will help at all:
    Open with Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10
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  3.    26 Jan 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, Do you mean Open With is missing altogether?

    If not, if you mouse over Open with, you should see a further set of options.. what do you see? A screenshot might help- thanks.
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    And can you confirm this was working recently on this particular PC?

    I don't know if this will help at all:
    Open with Context Menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10
    Thanks for the quick response
    This is what appears and when I click on "Abrir com = Open with" it does nothing

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  4.    26 Jan 2017 #4
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    Hi, I'd suggest using the tutorial to
    a. Remove Open with
    b. Add it back

    unless you have a restore point you can use.
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  5.    26 Jan 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, I'd suggest using the tutorial to
    a. Remove Open with
    b. Add it back

    unless you have a restore point you can use.
    I already do that doest works still the same
    not have restore points my ssd samsung turn it off
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  6.    26 Jan 2017 #6
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    Hi, can you think what might have caused this? For example, have you run a registry cleaner? Performed any maintenance activities? Installed new programs?

    Please see:
    windows - How to a fix a broken "Open with"? - Super User
    for one cause of your symptom I've found.

    I have a Samsung SSD, and System Restore is working.

    Beyond this, to repair it you might find a way to import a valid registry key (use those listed in the reg files in the tutorial) - if you were lucky or very skilled and careful- from a working system.

    Otherwise an in-place upgrade repair install may fix it. Are you familiar with this?

    Please note we strongly and repeatedly recommend the routine use of disk imaging. Creating a set of disk/system/partition images means when sthg goes significantly wrong, you can use the images to revert your PC to a previously working state without technical help. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage for your image sets.
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  7.    26 Jan 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, can you think what might have caused this? For example, have you run a registry cleaner? Performed any maintenance activities? Installed new programs?

    Please see:
    windows - How to a fix a broken "Open with"? - Super User
    for one cause of your symptom I've found.

    I have a Samsung SSD, and System Restore is working.

    Beyond this, to repair it you might find a way to import a valid registry key (use those listed in the reg files in the tutorial) - if you were lucky or very skilled and careful- from a working system.

    Otherwise an in-place upgrade repair install may fix it. Are you familiar with this?

    Please note we strongly and repeatedly recommend the routine use of disk imaging. Creating a set of disk/system/partition images means when sthg goes significantly wrong, you can use the images to revert your PC to a previously working state without technical help. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage for your image sets.

    Last changes I do this moth was update windows and Nvidea driver
    I´m not sure but seems to apears on last windows update i dont intaled nothing and not running cleaners
    but a fear minutes ago I unistall update but it was the same now

    EDIT: solved I instaled windows in virtualbox and compared registry seens program called "PDF-XCHANGE" create dummy locations in openwith fileextensions shell. Thank you for the help
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  8.    26 Jan 2017 #8
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    Sometimes holding down the shift key when right-clicking a file will have Open with... showing. I do this with all my computers:
    ActiveWindows -- Adding "Open With" Menu Command
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  9.    26 Jan 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Sometimes holding down the shift key when right-clicking a file will have Open with... showing. I do this with all my computers:
    ActiveWindows -- Adding "Open With" Menu Command
    I've tried that before but it's resolved thanks.
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  10.    27 Jan 2017 #10
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    program called "PDF-XCHANGE"
    Good - that was the conclusion in the link I posted above:
    This is a known bug in PDF-XChange Editor version 6.0.318.0, here is the bug report: Tracker Software Products •

    View topic - PDF-XChange Editor corrupts right-click context menu windows
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