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Anonymous
September 1, 2005 4:20:42 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Recently I have noticed that the "Open With" option on the right-click
context menu in Windows Explorer no longer functions. I am using Windows XP
Pro and I have used the "Open With" option on a regular basis. I have not
made any major changes to the system. I did install AutoCAD 2005 DX, but I
think that this started before the install. Here's what is happening. I
navigate to a file and right-click to bring up the context menu. I then
click on the "Open With" option. That is the end of it. I never get a box
of programs or a browse option or anything else for that matter. As I
mentioned, I have been using this option successfully for years. I was
wondering if something in the registry may have become corrupt. I am unsure
what registry entries to check, or what they should be if I can find them.
Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Rob

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Anonymous
September 1, 2005 4:36:39 AM

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Update on my problem.

I just noticed that whenever I right-click on a known file type, in this
case a JPG, I still get the "Open With" option with a sub menu that says
"Open With" and that is all.


"Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
news:uPrRe.296$Tq2.7402@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> Recently I have noticed that the "Open With" option on the right-click
> context menu in Windows Explorer no longer functions. I am using Windows
XP
> Pro and I have used the "Open With" option on a regular basis. I have not
> made any major changes to the system. I did install AutoCAD 2005 DX, but
I
> think that this started before the install. Here's what is happening. I
> navigate to a file and right-click to bring up the context menu. I then
> click on the "Open With" option. That is the end of it. I never get a
box
> of programs or a browse option or anything else for that matter. As I
> mentioned, I have been using this option successfully for years. I was
> wondering if something in the registry may have become corrupt. I am
unsure
> what registry entries to check, or what they should be if I can find them.
> Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Rob
>
>
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 12:11:57 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Robert,

Open-with list is collapsed; No items listed in the open-with menu:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/openwithissue.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
news:r2sRe.5$Wb4.8993@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> Update on my problem.
>
> I just noticed that whenever I right-click on a known file type, in this
> case a JPG, I still get the "Open With" option with a sub menu that says
> "Open With" and that is all.
>
>
> "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:uPrRe.296$Tq2.7402@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>> Recently I have noticed that the "Open With" option on the right-click
>> context menu in Windows Explorer no longer functions. I am using Windows
> XP
>> Pro and I have used the "Open With" option on a regular basis. I have
>> not
>> made any major changes to the system. I did install AutoCAD 2005 DX, but
> I
>> think that this started before the install. Here's what is happening. I
>> navigate to a file and right-click to bring up the context menu. I then
>> click on the "Open With" option. That is the end of it. I never get a
> box
>> of programs or a browse option or anything else for that matter. As I
>> mentioned, I have been using this option successfully for years. I was
>> wondering if something in the registry may have become corrupt. I am
> unsure
>> what registry entries to check, or what they should be if I can find
>> them.
>> Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Rob
>>
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 2:36:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thanks for the help Ramesh. It appears that the context menu handler for
PicaView by ACDSee was the culprit. I did have some sort of error while
using PicaView back about the same time that I noticed the "Open With"
issue. I tried to preview an image file with PicaView and locked the system
up, which is strange because I have been using PicaView for a few years
without any problems. I was going nuts trying to figure this out. I had
narrowed it down to the context menu handlers, but I was unsure and leery of
tinkering with the registry. Thanks again.

Rob


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uox7y6prFHA.4044@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Robert,
>
> Open-with list is collapsed; No items listed in the open-with menu:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/openwithissue.htm
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:r2sRe.5$Wb4.8993@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> > Update on my problem.
> >
> > I just noticed that whenever I right-click on a known file type, in this
> > case a JPG, I still get the "Open With" option with a sub menu that says
> > "Open With" and that is all.
> >
> >
> > "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:uPrRe.296$Tq2.7402@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> >> Recently I have noticed that the "Open With" option on the right-click
> >> context menu in Windows Explorer no longer functions. I am using
Windows
> > XP
> >> Pro and I have used the "Open With" option on a regular basis. I have
> >> not
> >> made any major changes to the system. I did install AutoCAD 2005 DX,
but
> > I
> >> think that this started before the install. Here's what is happening.
I
> >> navigate to a file and right-click to bring up the context menu. I
then
> >> click on the "Open With" option. That is the end of it. I never get a
> > box
> >> of programs or a browse option or anything else for that matter. As I
> >> mentioned, I have been using this option successfully for years. I was
> >> wondering if something in the registry may have become corrupt. I am
> > unsure
> >> what registry entries to check, or what they should be if I can find
> >> them.
> >> Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >>
> >> Rob
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 1:06:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

You're welcome Rob.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
news:foLRe.13190$ou5.86350@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> Thanks for the help Ramesh. It appears that the context menu handler for
> PicaView by ACDSee was the culprit. I did have some sort of error while
> using PicaView back about the same time that I noticed the "Open With"
> issue. I tried to preview an image file with PicaView and locked the
> system
> up, which is strange because I have been using PicaView for a few years
> without any problems. I was going nuts trying to figure this out. I had
> narrowed it down to the context menu handlers, but I was unsure and leery
> of
> tinkering with the registry. Thanks again.
>
> Rob
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uox7y6prFHA.4044@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Robert,
>>
>> Open-with list is collapsed; No items listed in the open-with menu:
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/openwithissue.htm
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:r2sRe.5$Wb4.8993@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>> > Update on my problem.
>> >
>> > I just noticed that whenever I right-click on a known file type, in
>> > this
>> > case a JPG, I still get the "Open With" option with a sub menu that
>> > says
>> > "Open With" and that is all.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > news:uPrRe.296$Tq2.7402@twister.southeast.rr.com...
>> >> Recently I have noticed that the "Open With" option on the right-click
>> >> context menu in Windows Explorer no longer functions. I am using
> Windows
>> > XP
>> >> Pro and I have used the "Open With" option on a regular basis. I have
>> >> not
>> >> made any major changes to the system. I did install AutoCAD 2005 DX,
> but
>> > I
>> >> think that this started before the install. Here's what is happening.
> I
>> >> navigate to a file and right-click to bring up the context menu. I
> then
>> >> click on the "Open With" option. That is the end of it. I never get
>> >> a
>> > box
>> >> of programs or a browse option or anything else for that matter. As I
>> >> mentioned, I have been using this option successfully for years. I
>> >> was
>> >> wondering if something in the registry may have become corrupt. I am
>> > unsure
>> >> what registry entries to check, or what they should be if I can find
>> >> them.
>> >> Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>> >>
>> >> Rob
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 7:45:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

To the original poster: I use PicaView on a daily basis, and have never had a problem. I
find it extremely useful, especially in dialog boxes, like when I want to attach an image
file to an email. I can right click the file name, see the PicaView image and know that I
am attaching the correct file. Also, with PicaView, I do not have to waste drive space,
or processor time, loading thumbnails, because I do not have to use Thumbnail view (or
open an application) and can still quickly see a thumbnail of an image file. Since you
say that you had been using PicaView for years without a problem, perhaps something
corrupted it. Have you tried uninstalling it from Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs,
rebooting, and then reinstalling it to see if the problem would still exist? I sure would
miss PicaView if I had to do without it.
--

T.C.
t__cruise@[NoSpam]hotmail.com
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"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u0xd592rFHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> You're welcome Rob.
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:foLRe.13190$ou5.86350@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> > Thanks for the help Ramesh. It appears that the context menu handler for
> > PicaView by ACDSee was the culprit. I did have some sort of error while
> > using PicaView back about the same time that I noticed the "Open With"
> > issue. I tried to preview an image file with PicaView and locked the
> > system
> > up, which is strange because I have been using PicaView for a few years
> > without any problems. I was going nuts trying to figure this out. I had
> > narrowed it down to the context menu handlers, but I was unsure and leery
> > of
> > tinkering with the registry. Thanks again.
> >
> > Rob
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:uox7y6prFHA.4044@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> Robert,
> >>
> >> Open-with list is collapsed; No items listed in the open-with menu:
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/openwithissue.htm
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows XP Shell/User
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:r2sRe.5$Wb4.8993@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> >> > Update on my problem.
> >> >
> >> > I just noticed that whenever I right-click on a known file type, in
> >> > this
> >> > case a JPG, I still get the "Open With" option with a sub menu that
> >> > says
> >> > "Open With" and that is all.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:uPrRe.296$Tq2.7402@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> >> >> Recently I have noticed that the "Open With" option on the right-click
> >> >> context menu in Windows Explorer no longer functions. I am using
> > Windows
> >> > XP
> >> >> Pro and I have used the "Open With" option on a regular basis. I have
> >> >> not
> >> >> made any major changes to the system. I did install AutoCAD 2005 DX,
> > but
> >> > I
> >> >> think that this started before the install. Here's what is happening.
> > I
> >> >> navigate to a file and right-click to bring up the context menu. I
> > then
> >> >> click on the "Open With" option. That is the end of it. I never get
> >> >> a
> >> > box
> >> >> of programs or a browse option or anything else for that matter. As I
> >> >> mentioned, I have been using this option successfully for years. I
> >> >> was
> >> >> wondering if something in the registry may have become corrupt. I am
> >> > unsure
> >> >> what registry entries to check, or what they should be if I can find
> >> >> them.
> >> >> Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >> >>
> >> >> Rob
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 2:21:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thank you for the reply. I reinstalled last night and everything is working
fine. I guess that it had become corrupt, as you suggested.

Rob


"t.cruise" <t__cruise@[NoSpam]hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%230eCoSosFHA.1132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> To the original poster: I use PicaView on a daily basis, and have never
had a problem. I
> find it extremely useful, especially in dialog boxes, like when I want to
attach an image
> file to an email. I can right click the file name, see the PicaView image
and know that I
> am attaching the correct file. Also, with PicaView, I do not have to
waste drive space,
> or processor time, loading thumbnails, because I do not have to use
Thumbnail view (or
> open an application) and can still quickly see a thumbnail of an image
file. Since you
> say that you had been using PicaView for years without a problem, perhaps
something
> corrupted it. Have you tried uninstalling it from Control Panel/Add or
Remove Programs,
> rebooting, and then reinstalling it to see if the problem would still
exist? I sure would
> miss PicaView if I had to do without it.
> --
>
> T.C.
> t__cruise@[NoSpam]hotmail.com
> Remove [NoSpam] to reply
>
>
>
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:u0xd592rFHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > You're welcome Rob.
> >
> > --
> > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP Shell/User
> > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >
> >
> > "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:foLRe.13190$ou5.86350@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> > > Thanks for the help Ramesh. It appears that the context menu handler
for
> > > PicaView by ACDSee was the culprit. I did have some sort of error
while
> > > using PicaView back about the same time that I noticed the "Open With"
> > > issue. I tried to preview an image file with PicaView and locked the
> > > system
> > > up, which is strange because I have been using PicaView for a few
years
> > > without any problems. I was going nuts trying to figure this out. I
had
> > > narrowed it down to the context menu handlers, but I was unsure and
leery
> > > of
> > > tinkering with the registry. Thanks again.
> > >
> > > Rob
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> > > news:uox7y6prFHA.4044@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > >> Robert,
> > >>
> > >> Open-with list is collapsed; No items listed in the open-with menu:
> > >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/openwithissue.htm
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> > >> Windows XP Shell/User
> > >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:r2sRe.5$Wb4.8993@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> > >> > Update on my problem.
> > >> >
> > >> > I just noticed that whenever I right-click on a known file type, in
> > >> > this
> > >> > case a JPG, I still get the "Open With" option with a sub menu that
> > >> > says
> > >> > "Open With" and that is all.
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > "Robert Stewart" <Canonman@triad.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> > news:uPrRe.296$Tq2.7402@twister.southeast.rr.com...
> > >> >> Recently I have noticed that the "Open With" option on the
right-click
> > >> >> context menu in Windows Explorer no longer functions. I am using
> > > Windows
> > >> > XP
> > >> >> Pro and I have used the "Open With" option on a regular basis. I
have
> > >> >> not
> > >> >> made any major changes to the system. I did install AutoCAD 2005
DX,
> > > but
> > >> > I
> > >> >> think that this started before the install. Here's what is
happening.
> > > I
> > >> >> navigate to a file and right-click to bring up the context menu.
I
> > > then
> > >> >> click on the "Open With" option. That is the end of it. I never
get
> > >> >> a
> > >> > box
> > >> >> of programs or a browse option or anything else for that matter.
As I
> > >> >> mentioned, I have been using this option successfully for years.
I
> > >> >> was
> > >> >> wondering if something in the registry may have become corrupt. I
am
> > >> > unsure
> > >> >> what registry entries to check, or what they should be if I can
find
> > >> >> them.
> > >> >> Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly
appreciated.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Rob
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
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