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W8 tried to assign All Files Context Handler to file type

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.0 x64

    W8 tried to assign All Files Context Handler to file type

    What I'm running into is a problem trying to add a handler for any file to the context menu. I add a key to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell and add a key to that as command. What happens is, instead of just running the program with filename as param, I get a dialog "always use this program for this file type" with a checkbox checked, or "keep using blah blah"

    If I uncheck the box and hit Enter, nothing happens. So I can't run an "all files" handler without assigning it to every file type I happen to open with it. I'm sure the registry is a big mess.

    What did they change since Windows Seven? I don't get it.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    Nevermind. It's easier to put the program in the SendTo Menu. Someme extra clicks to launch but ...

    Send To Context Menu
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W8 tried to assign All Files Context Handler to file type
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