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How do I delete program in "Open with" menu?

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    Windows 8

    How do I delete program in "Open with" menu?


    Hi there, I've just uninstalled RealPlayer on Windows 8, but I am unable to remove the link from the list after clicking "Choose default program" from "Open with". I've already gone through this: Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs - Windows 7 Help Forums, but it still wouldn't work. Could anyone please tell me how to remove it?

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You can use the registry editor to remove it but be careful and back up your registry first.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\FileExts\.extension\OpenWithList

    where .extension is the file type listed in open with.

    For example: if you right click on a ".avi" file and Real Player is on the list. You have to go to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\FileExts\.avi\OpenWithList
    and delete that entry.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Hello, I've tried it already but the program link is still there.
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