Fix “Open with” missing from Windows 10 Right-click Menu

By | January 14, 2018
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Fix “Open with” missing from Windows 10 Right-click Menu

If you want to open a file with a different program other than the default, normally you can right-click on the file and choose “Open with”  from the right-click menu. But it has come to our attention recently that some of you don’t have “Open with” on your right-click menu.

Today, we’re going to help you put it back. This requires adding / modifying your registry, but we’ve done the work for you. So all you have to do is download a zip file, unzip it and double-click on “Restore_Open_With.reg” to modify the registry and put “Open with” iback on your right-click menu. We reccommend you create a restore point any time you modify or add to your Windows registry.  To learn how to create a restore point, see this page.

After you’ve created a system restore point, download this zip file from our site. After you’ve downloaded it, unzip it and double-click on “Restore_Open_With.reg”.  You’ll get a warning, click “Yes”. You will get a warning about modifying the registry… like this:

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Click yes to continue.  After you’ve finished you’ll get a message that the keys and values in the reg file were successfully added to the registry.

If all went well you, will now have “Open with” on your right-click menu when you right-click a file which requires an application to open it. If you still don’t see “Open with” try restarting your computer.

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