How to change file associations in windows 10

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Users report that the Open with option is missing from the context menu without any warning or obvious reason.We will explore in this article what steps you can do in order to solve this issue, so keep reading.

Sometimes programs add their functionality to the right-click menu in Windows, and this can sometimes cause the Open with menu to be missing.

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To fix this issue, you need to find the problematic software, and in order to do that, you’ll need CCleaner or ShellExView.

Regardless of which one you use, make sure to disable shell extensions and turn them back on, one by one, in order to see which one is causing the problem.

Once finished, make sure to restart Windows.

6. Copy all files from WinX folder

Go to C:UsersDefaultAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWinX.Restart Windows Explorer.

7. Create new values in the registry

Open Registry Editor.Now right-click shell key and choose New and select Key from the menu.Now right-click Open With key, choose New and select Key.

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Set its name as Command.

8. Perform SFC and DISM scan

The scanning process will now start.Keep in mind that the SFC scan can take up to 15 minutes, so don’t interrupt it.Run a DISM scanOpen Command Prompt as administrator.DISM scan will now start.Keep in mind that this scan can take up to 20 minutes or more, so be sure not to interrupt it.

Note: Once the DISM scan is finished, check if the problem still appears. If the issue is still present or if you were unable to run SFC scan before, run the SFC scan again and check if that solves your problem.

9. Install the missing updates

10. Create a new user profile

Click on Family & other people.

That is all. If the Open with menu is missing on Windows 10, in most cases the cause lies in your registry, and the issue can be easily resolved after performing few registry changes that we mentioned in our solutions.

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