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#1 m041633n

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:19 PM

Hi Guys

is there any software for managing the Windows open with dialog box like profile (example: when we want certain apps to be appeared-disappeared/enabled-disabled in openwith dialog box) or something???? :cheers: :crazyrocker: coz editing the openwith registry is time-consuming & may cause some problems. Used tools like openwith-add nirsoft utils & tried many others but each of them has some limitations.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:45 PM

Hi Guys

is there any software for managing the Windows open with dialog box like profile (example: when we want certain apps to be appeared-disappeared/enabled-disabled in openwith dialog box) or something???? :smart: :whistling: coz editing the openwith registry is time-consuming & may cause some problems. Used tools like openwith-add nirsoft utils & tried many others but each of them has some limitations.


http://windowsxp.mvp...openwithadd.htm

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:41 PM

Used tools like openwith-add nirsoft utils & tried many others but each of them has some limitations


:whistling: :thumbup: :smart:

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:37 PM

Hi m041633n

COMODO System-Cleaner
http://system-cleaner.comodo.com/
has a nice feature for viewing
and editing openwith in the registry

I had a problem with my raid0 ssd's taking way
to long to open folders in explorer, related
to file extensions not registered correctly.
Now speedy as ever. If you could explain what
your trying to attempt, you might be able to
get a better response.

Here's the info I copied from a post, "Don't remember where"

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Also ran ShellExView and deleted registry entries
for winrar which is no longer available
Also ran COMODO System-Cleaner = Explorer is responding nicely now



EASY FIX FOR RIGHT-CLICK PROBLEMS STEP BY STEP HERE:
[specifically explorer freezing up/hanging when you right click the C: drive icon].:smile:

it was time consuming but it works!

However, I was not one of the lucky ones, my problem ended up being
THREE FILES and not just one, so it was a bit frustrating but I did
finally isolate the 3 files and disabled them and the problem is GONE!

STEP 1: Download and run ShellExView [it's free], place it on your
desktop, you're going to be going back and forth to it about 30 times

DOWNLOAD SHELLEXVIEW HERE:
http://www.soft32.co.../4-76225-1.html

STEP 2: When you get into the program, see the list of files,
you are going to see some that are shaded in a really
light pink shading so light it's unnoticeable and if Bob
hadn't mentioned it, I would not have noticed the shading
[thanx Bob]. Each one is marked "no," meaning they are not
disabled.

STEP 3: Disable all of the ones in the LIGHT PINK shading,
to disable them click on each one and then click on the
GREEN BUTTON above – or manually change it by clicking FILE
and then DISABLE. If they're in groups you can select and
change them in groups when possible. When all the light
shaded pink ones are disabled [marked "YES"] then REBOOT

STEP 4: Now test your right click and it should work, you'll get
happy…but don't get too happy, because now comes the tedious
part: the process of elimination

STEP 5: Go back into ShellExView and select 5 or 10 of the files
shaded in the light pink that you previously disabled and
now enable them [change them back to "no"].
I found it easier to start from the top and work my way up
to the bottom] Close out of ShellExView and REBOOT.

STEP 6: Now TEST your right click,, if it works then keep them as is
and go to the next group and repeat step 5 & 6.
If your test fails then you've isolated the file and you'll
have to CONTROL/ALT/DELETE to TASK MANAGER and REBOOT and
then go back into ShellExView and disable that bad one.

STEP 7: If you think you got the bad one then enable all the others
and leave the bad one DISABLED and you're done.

NOTE: Be aware it could be more than one file,
although most of the posts I read online about this problem
it was only one file, but for me it was 3 problematic files.

TIP: It works best if you do not change the view type so you can
keep your place, and write down each one you changed and mark it
as "ok," otherwise you might get mixed up
[like I did trying to do it from memory].

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ADDITIONAL NOTES: Bobwheel2 is right, when you go into the
ShellExView program it runs and it highlights problem files
in a real light pink shade that's not really noticeable unless
you're looking for it (thanks Bob) then you can go into OPTIONS
and make sure everything has a check mark except for
"file by extension type" – I think this is how it is by default.
Then after that it's just a matter of process of elimination.
There's ways to view it and I kept mine on TYPE.
It was a bit of a nightmare rebooting after checking each one
(I had to reboot about 30+ times) but what made my "adventure"
a nightmare is I was looking for only 1 problematic file –
but it turned out I have 3 problematic files all stemming from
an old zip drive I installed 5 years ago and no longer use:

1. IomegaShell system
2. Iomega context menu
3. Copy disk – Iomega

I also found out by about the 20-25th reboot, my computer got
really slow booting up so it's good to do a CCleaner and a
registry repair and optimization after the 20th or 25th or
so reboot [I rebooted so many times I lost count].

Anyway, just in case anyone has this same problem with their
right-click on their C: drive and have no idea what to do,
I just thought I'd let you know how I fixed mine,
and I am not experienced in computers.
How my computer got this I think had something to do with
adding new programs. I can't pin it down because I was also
eliminating lots of files at the same time to to make room
on my hard drive.

Here's the programs I used to run CClean and registry repair,
you don't have to have them to fix your right-click,
but since I mentioned them above, thought I'd reference them:

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:57 AM

As often happens OT ;), but not much :cheers:, file association related:

http://www.xs4all.nl...dios/Associate/

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#6 m041633n

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:17 AM

Reference / Example:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:28 AM

Ah, that's a little different, I thought you were talking context menu.

So, I am assuming you want a program.exe/icon to show up in the openwith GUI.

Those registry entries I am not sure of.

But, I do have a couple of scripts which do register correctly in the openwith GUI.
One script is EditPlus 3 here -> http://www.mediafire...396sn53a6r3vv49
I don't remember what the other script of mine is that registers correctly.

If I can find the second script, I will post my findings and that might
make finding the exact registry entries easier by comparing the two scripts.

If you want to experiment, download the script above, and through
process of elimination, comment//remove some of the registry entries in
the script until you find the right registry entries which
will make it show up in the openwith GUI.

#8 m041633n

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

Found something similar to my idea but without a profile

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http://extensions.fr....com/owdesc.php




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