Windows 10: How do I remove items in the "Open With" list?

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       10 Oct 2016 #11

    dalchina said: View Post
    @Berton - there's a thing called a search engine. People can use that easily. I also have to spend time visiting my mother in a care home. Just wondering why you didn't add the link?
    the most important reason for posting a link to the app suggested ,is the person looking for help gets it from the same safe site you used just saying
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  2.    10 Oct 2016 #12

    I'll do it: OpenWithView is another gem from Nir Sofer, the genius behind NirSoft. The program name is linked to its home page, which has download links at its bottom.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  3.    11 Oct 2016 #13

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for but....
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    It seems like this should work. I changed the setting so 7z wasn't associated with anything, then went to choose default apps and .7z file wasn't in the list. But everything looks the same in the Open With list when right clicking the file. I even tried uninstalling and re-installing 7zip. There must be some setting somewhere that Windows keeps even when a program is uninstalled. I also ran a registry cleaner in between uninstalling and re-installing.

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  4.    11 Oct 2016 #14

    EdTittel said: View Post
    I'll do it: OpenWithView is another gem from Nir Sofer, the genius behind NirSoft. The program name is linked to its home page, which has download links at its bottom.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Thank you for posting the link! Will this program help me to remove unwanted entries?
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       11 Oct 2016 #15

    mine act the same way when I uninstall 7zip, so it likely the 7zip uninstall doesn't remove it ,from the list ,not windows
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  6.    11 Oct 2016 #16

    Looks like ShellExView, which lets you view and disable shell extensions, might do the trick. This is another NirSoft program that will let you pick "Disable" from a right-click to turn off the shell extensions associated with 7Zip. This is what controls their appearance in the right-click Windows menus from Explorer, and should give you the results you desire.
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    That is, if you right-click both of the 7Zip entries as shown above, then select "Disable" from the pop-up menu, you should no longer see 7zip related items in the Explorer right-click menus. Try it, and see if it helps (link provided above).
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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