"Open With" function missing

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Augie66, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Augie66

    Augie66 Guest

    In using Windows Explorer in XP-pro, I have somehow managed to lose the use of the "Open With" function. Where before it showed all the programs available, now it opens with just a "Blank" screen. Any ideas as how to restore this? Thanks
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Backup first.

    Check your settings here:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications. Select the associated sub-key, if 'NoOpenWith' is listed, delete it.

    This setting allows you to control whether the checkbox to save the "Open With" program is available when an unknown file type is opened.


    To enable the checkbox set the (Default) value to "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1".
    Return to the desktop and press F5 for the change to take effect.
  3. Augie66

    Augie66 Guest

    Thanks, Mate! I am going to give it a try.
    BTW, your tagline; "Trust me, I haven't done this before and it didn't work then either" strikes home; real hard too!! My fav is "Never trust a computer you can't thow out the f'n window!"