Sometime the Open with list of Windows gets cluttered with some unwanted programs or Windows applications, which you might want to remove from the menu, but was not able to find the solution lately. But, there’s a solution to remove the Open with list via a Registry hack, but novice users may not find that easy to use and configure. So in order to clean up the Open with list In Windows Explorer, users can use this mere tool to get the job done. It’s easy to implement and does not end up your system messing up with the regedit.exe files.
Here’s how to Clean Up The Open with List In Windows Explorer
- First of all, download this tool namely, OpenWithView from it’s official source. OpenWithView is a standalone tool, it means there’s no need to install, just simply run the tool to clear up the list.
- Extract the zip file and open the OpenWithView application.
- As soon as you open the OpenWithViewprogram, a list of all the tools and applications which appears in the Open with list in Windows Explorer, will be listed.
- To disable a particular program from the Open with menu, just right-click and then click on Disable Selected Menu. Or simply, users can select as many as programs as they want to clear up from the menu by pressing the CTRL key and clicking on the programs they want to select and click on the RED button to disable the pro
gram from appearing in the Open with list. Or, they can also use F8 key to disable the program.
Disabled A Useful program from the Open with List? Here’s How To Enable It Back
By following the same method, users can enable the programs to appear in the list. Simply, select all the programs to appear in the ‘Open with’ list, and click on the Green Button to enable it. Users can also use F7 keyboard shortcut to enable the program in the Open with list. (Learn how to add Open With Notepad at your context menu.)
OpenWithView is a simple to use tool, which requires no installation, no requirement of registry editing and other messy parts.
Please note that, if on disabling the whole list of programs from the Open with menu, the default programs to open a particular program will still appear in the list. It’s just a mere tool to remove the clutter-ness from the Open with list, not the default program to run a program.
Tip: Enhance Windows Explorer.
Do you find this tool useful, do let us know how it works out for you?