Adding program to "open with" list



Dan
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
How can I add a program to the "open with" dialogue? I've tried
repeatedly to go the "open with... browse... always use this program"
route, every time it ignores my choice & opens the file in what it
thinks is the right program (file: par2. program it selects: acrobat.
WHAT???) The correct program (quickpar) never appears in the list, and
when I browse to it, it not only ignores my choice, it still doesn't add
quickpar to the list.

TIA

Dan

Jon
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
A workaround..

Start > run > sendto

Copy a shortcut to the program into that folder

Right-click the file and use the "send to" option instead

Jon



"Dan" <ProgradeNOSPAMM49@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ek2bNpjWFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> How can I add a program to the "open with" dialogue? I've tried
> repeatedly to go the "open with... browse... always use this program"
> route, every time it ignores my choice & opens the file in what it thinks
> is the right program (file: par2. program it selects: acrobat. WHAT???)
> The correct program (quickpar) never appears in the list, and when I
> browse to it, it not only ignores my choice, it still doesn't add quickpar
> to the list.
>
> TIA
>
> Dan

Dan
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Jon wrote:
> A workaround..
>
> Start > run > sendto
>
> Copy a shortcut to the program into that folder
>
> Right-click the file and use the "send to" option instead
>
> Jon
>
>

>

It works & a good trick to remember! Thanks Jon!

Dan

Jon
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
You're welcome. Glad it worked.

Jon


"Dan" <ProgradeNOSPAMM49@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O7id6HlWFHA.2256@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Jon wrote:
>> A workaround..
>>
>> Start > run > sendto
>>
>> Copy a shortcut to the program into that folder
>>
>> Right-click the file and use the "send to" option instead
>>
>> Jon
>>
>>
>
>>
>
> It works & a good trick to remember! Thanks Jon!
>
> Dan

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Hi Dan,

Change the program via File Types. Added info here:

Troubleshooting Open With in XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_o.htm#openwith

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Dan" <ProgradeNOSPAMM49@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ek2bNpjWFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> How can I add a program to the "open with" dialogue? I've tried
> repeatedly to go the "open with... browse... always use this program"
> route, every time it ignores my choice & opens the file in what it thinks
> is the right program (file: par2. program it selects: acrobat. WHAT???)
> The correct program (quickpar) never appears in the list, and when I
> browse to it, it not only ignores my choice, it still doesn't add quickpar
> to the list.
>
> TIA
>
> Dan


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