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"open with" option is not avaiable for some files....

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BoazBoaz, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. BoazBoaz

    BoazBoaz Flightless Bird

    when I right click on some files I see the "Open with" option which let me
    select the program I want to use to open that file.

    But...

    This option is not avalible for some files. I asume it is related to the
    file type.

    How can I add this option to any file ????
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    See if this helps

    Registering a program with the "Open With" dialog:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/openwithadd.htm

    Working with Context Menus, Open-with and Send To menu
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context.htm

    How to Remove Programs from the "Open With" List
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258860

    File Types
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776870.aspx
    see section.....Excluding an Application from the Open With Dialog Box
    for Unassociated File Types

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm



    On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:15:01 -0800, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, BoazBoaz
    <BoazBoaz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >when I right click on some files I see the "Open with" option which let me
    >select the program I want to use to open that file.
    >
    >But...
    >
    >This option is not avalible for some files. I asume it is related to the
    >file type.
    >
    >How can I add this option to any file ????
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 15, 3:15 am, BoazBoaz <BoazB...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > when  I right click on some files I see the "Open with" option which let me
    > select the program I want to use to open that file.
    >
    > But...
    >
    > This option is not avalible for some files. I asume it is related to the
    > file type.
    >
    > How can I add this option to any file ????


    Are you able to provide an example of a file (filename with extension)
    that works the way you want and one that does not?

    "Some files" is a little vague.
     
  4. BoazBoaz

    BoazBoaz Flightless Bird

    Word - option exist
    Excel - option not exist

    "Jose" <jose_ease@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:5b7e1caf-76e8-403b-989b-6b87fd757e77@34g2000yqp.googlegroups.com...
    On Jan 15, 3:15 am, BoazBoaz <BoazB...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > when I right click on some files I see the "Open with" option which let me
    > select the program I want to use to open that file.
    >
    > But...
    >
    > This option is not avalible for some files. I asume it is related to the
    > file type.
    >
    > How can I add this option to any file ????


    Are you able to provide an example of a file (filename with extension)
    that works the way you want and one that does not?

    "Some files" is a little vague.
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Depending on Office version in Office application use Help, Detect and
    Repair, or Microsoft Office Diagnostics.

    BoazBoaz wrote:
    > Word - option exist
    > Excel - option not exist
    >
    > "Jose" <jose_ease@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:5b7e1caf-76e8-403b-989b-6b87fd757e77@34g2000yqp.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jan 15, 3:15 am, BoazBoaz <BoazB...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>when I right click on some files I see the "Open with" option which let me
    >>select the program I want to use to open that file.
    >>
    >>But...
    >>
    >>This option is not avalible for some files. I asume it is related to the
    >>file type.
    >>
    >>How can I add this option to any file ????

    >
    >
    > Are you able to provide an example of a file (filename with extension)
    > that works the way you want and one that does not?
    >
    > "Some files" is a little vague.
    >
    >
     

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