Windows 10: How can I add a new program to the Open With dialog list

  1.    02 Dec 2017 #1

    How can I add a new program to the Open With dialog list


    None of the search results answered this specific question...I can't figure out how to open an add screen with which to select a program and add it to the current list for a given file type.

    Any feedback will be most appreciated.

    thanks
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  2.    02 Dec 2017 #2

    xwray said: View Post
    None of the search results answered this specific question...I can't figure out how to open an add screen with which to select a program and add it to the current list for a given file type.

    Any feedback will be most appreciated.

    thanks
    Right click item►Open with...►Choose another app►More apps►scroll down to 'Look for another app on this PC'

    Once you choose another app, it'll be added to the list.
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  3.    02 Dec 2017 #3

    Thanks...I did that but the app does not show up on the list. I checked the registry key and the app is indeed listed there. Is there a limit on how many apps can be displayed in the list?
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  4.    03 Dec 2017 #4

    xwray said: View Post
    Thanks...I did that but the app does not show up on the list. I checked the registry key and the app is indeed listed there. Is there a limit on how many apps can be displayed in the list?
    This is similar to what happened to me before. What operating system do you use?
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  5.    03 Dec 2017 #5

    xwray said: View Post
    Thanks...I did that but the app does not show up on the list. I checked the registry key and the app is indeed listed there. Is there a limit on how many apps can be displayed in the list?
    You have to go look for the desired application's .exe on your PC

    Note:
    The result will only apply to that file type in the current folder type area;
    for example, it may apply to .jpg's in your Pictures folder, but you may have to repeat the process for .jpg's on your Desktop.


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