2 "open" in the context menu, no "open with"

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

I am on xp sp1.

So when I right click, I get something like this:
Play
Open
Open
etc. . .
The first open works as it should.

The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a registry
at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed, and
then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
"rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"

The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open With"
window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended Programs"
and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open with"
a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.

I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the shell
menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in this
    case.

    For which filetype this problem is seen?

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


    "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
    >I am on xp sp1.
    >
    > So when I right click, I get something like this:
    > Play
    > Open
    > Open
    > etc. . .
    > The first open works as it should.
    >
    > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
    > registry
    > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed,
    > and
    > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
    > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
    >
    > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open
    > With"
    > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
    > Programs"
    > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open
    > with"
    > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
    >
    > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the shell
    > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
    >
    > Thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
    shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in this
    > case.
    >
    > For which filetype this problem is seen?
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
    > >I am on xp sp1.
    > >
    > > So when I right click, I get something like this:
    > > Play
    > > Open
    > > Open
    > > etc. . .
    > > The first open works as it should.
    > >
    > > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
    > > registry
    > > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed,
    > > and
    > > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
    > > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
    > >
    > > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open
    > > With"
    > > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
    > > Programs"
    > > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open
    > > with"
    > > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
    > >
    > > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the shell
    > > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try removing
    the openas from here:

    HKCR\*\openas

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


    "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
    > All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
    > shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in
    >> this
    >> case.
    >>
    >> For which filetype this problem is seen?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >>
    >>
    >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
    >> >I am on xp sp1.
    >> >
    >> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
    >> > Play
    >> > Open
    >> > Open
    >> > etc. . .
    >> > The first open works as it should.
    >> >
    >> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
    >> > registry
    >> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed,
    >> > and
    >> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
    >> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
    >> >
    >> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open
    >> > With"
    >> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
    >> > Programs"
    >> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open
    >> > with"
    >> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
    >> >
    >> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the
    >> > shell
    >> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Yes that removes the open, but I still have no "open with" just a singe open.
    How can I add the "open with"

    Thanks for the help by the way.

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try removing
    > the openas from here:
    >
    > HKCR\*\openas
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
    > > All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
    > > shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
    > >
    > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in
    > >> this
    > >> case.
    > >>
    > >> For which filetype this problem is seen?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    > >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I am on xp sp1.
    > >> >
    > >> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
    > >> > Play
    > >> > Open
    > >> > Open
    > >> > etc. . .
    > >> > The first open works as it should.
    > >> >
    > >> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
    > >> > registry
    > >> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously existed,
    > >> > and
    > >> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set to
    > >> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
    > >> >
    > >> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an "Open
    > >> > With"
    > >> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
    > >> > Programs"
    > >> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over "open
    > >> > with"
    > >> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
    > >> >
    > >> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the
    > >> > shell
    > >> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    HKCR\*\openas
    Set the (default) to "Open with.."

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


    "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C640BDAB-0A62-4E07-87FF-26D80FB82AA6@microsoft.com...
    > Yes that removes the open, but I still have no "open with" just a singe
    > open.
    > How can I add the "open with"
    >
    > Thanks for the help by the way.
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try removing
    >> the openas from here:
    >>
    >> HKCR\*\openas
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >>
    >>
    >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
    >> > All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
    >> > shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
    >> >
    >> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in
    >> >> this
    >> >> case.
    >> >>
    >> >> For which filetype this problem is seen?
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    >> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I am on xp sp1.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
    >> >> > Play
    >> >> > Open
    >> >> > Open
    >> >> > etc. . .
    >> >> > The first open works as it should.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
    >> >> > registry
    >> >> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously
    >> >> > existed,
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set
    >> >> > to
    >> >> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
    >> >> >
    >> >> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an
    >> >> > "Open
    >> >> > With"
    >> >> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
    >> >> > Programs"
    >> >> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over
    >> >> > "open
    >> >> > with"
    >> >> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the
    >> >> > shell
    >> >> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    That did not do anything, unless I did it incorectly. What I did was that I
    created the directory so it is as you wrote "HKCR\*\openas" and now "openas"
    is highlighted in the left hand side. I then went over to the right hand
    side (while openas was highlighted in the left side) and modifed the default
    key to have data of "Open with..", did I miss something?

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > HKCR\*\openas
    > Set the (default) to "Open with.."
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C640BDAB-0A62-4E07-87FF-26D80FB82AA6@microsoft.com...
    > > Yes that removes the open, but I still have no "open with" just a singe
    > > open.
    > > How can I add the "open with"
    > >
    > > Thanks for the help by the way.
    > >
    > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try removing
    > >> the openas from here:
    > >>
    > >> HKCR\*\openas
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    > >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
    > >> > All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc, .xls,
    > >> > shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
    > >> >
    > >> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help in
    > >> >> this
    > >> >> case.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> For which filetype this problem is seen?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    > >> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >I am on xp sp1.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
    > >> >> > Play
    > >> >> > Open
    > >> >> > Open
    > >> >> > etc. . .
    > >> >> > The first open works as it should.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding a
    > >> >> > registry
    > >> >> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously
    > >> >> > existed,
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have set
    > >> >> > to
    > >> >> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an
    > >> >> > "Open
    > >> >> > With"
    > >> >> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the "Recommended
    > >> >> > Programs"
    > >> >> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over
    > >> >> > "open
    > >> >> > with"
    > >> >> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of the
    > >> >> > shell
    > >> >> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Thanks
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Works fine here. (The 2nd "Open" verb now reads as "Open with..." when I
    right-click a file)

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


    "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C6DB60E9-C358-4279-9C14-1914BD1DAF66@microsoft.com...
    > That did not do anything, unless I did it incorectly. What I did was that
    > I
    > created the directory so it is as you wrote "HKCR\*\openas" and now
    > "openas"
    > is highlighted in the left hand side. I then went over to the right hand
    > side (while openas was highlighted in the left side) and modifed the
    > default
    > key to have data of "Open with..", did I miss something?
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> HKCR\*\openas
    >> Set the (default) to "Open with.."
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >>
    >>
    >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:C640BDAB-0A62-4E07-87FF-26D80FB82AA6@microsoft.com...
    >> > Yes that removes the open, but I still have no "open with" just a singe
    >> > open.
    >> > How can I add the "open with"
    >> >
    >> > Thanks for the help by the way.
    >> >
    >> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> The 2nd "open" might be the "openas" command that you added. Try
    >> >> removing
    >> >> the openas from here:
    >> >>
    >> >> HKCR\*\openas
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    >> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:70156DEF-2AC9-4812-AD9C-948246480A52@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > All that I have been able to test, including audio, video, .doc,
    >> >> > .xls,
    >> >> > shortcuts, compression, executables, etc.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> ShellExView deals only with shell extensions, so that does not help
    >> >> >> in
    >> >> >> this
    >> >> >> case.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> For which filetype this problem is seen?
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
    >> >> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "biggoron" <biggoron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:16D94D4C-718D-4DF0-A230-38FAE29B1F32@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> >I am on xp sp1.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > So when I right click, I get something like this:
    >> >> >> > Play
    >> >> >> > Open
    >> >> >> > Open
    >> >> >> > etc. . .
    >> >> >> > The first open works as it should.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > The second open used to give me an error, I fixed that by adding
    >> >> >> > a
    >> >> >> > registry
    >> >> >> > at HKCR\*, I had to add the Shell entry there, none previously
    >> >> >> > existed,
    >> >> >> > and
    >> >> >> > then added openas, then command and the default key which I have
    >> >> >> > set
    >> >> >> > to
    >> >> >> > "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > The second open takes a while to load (5-10 seconds) and then an
    >> >> >> > "Open
    >> >> >> > With"
    >> >> >> > window appears, but it is the wrong one. It lists the
    >> >> >> > "Recommended
    >> >> >> > Programs"
    >> >> >> > and "Other Programs". I would like the one that when you go over
    >> >> >> > "open
    >> >> >> > with"
    >> >> >> > a list of programs pop up w/o going to this other window.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > I also downloaded ShellExView, and just to see disabled all of
    >> >> >> > the
    >> >> >> > shell
    >> >> >> > menus, and nothing changed, it worked as it did above.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Thanks
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
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