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Fixing the list of Open with / choose default program JPG

  1. #1


    London
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Fixing the list of Open with / choose default program JPG


    Hi I'm new here have found this web site very useful, would like to thank everyone for all information provided.

    i have spent a few hours trying to fix this today and need some help

    when i right click on a JPG file i get open with then click choose default program at the bottom of the menu list.

    and i get this

    Click image for larger version

    how do i remove the %1 i tried so many different things in regedit,

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

    and removed stuff from here to no avail.

    Do you guy & girls have any idea how i can get rid of the %1 ?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello pritpalspall, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file for the listed jpg option in the tutorial below to restore it's default association and registry entries that should also restore the default Open with entries as well.

    Afterwards, you'll need to set Windows Photo Viewer back as the default program though since the default is the modern Photos app.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    London
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    hi thanks for your reply, would this remove the option to open with Adobe photoshop etc?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes, but it would be added back the next time you use Open with to open the file with Photoshop.
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  5. #5


    London
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    ok i just tried the reg file for JPG and JPEG and all went back to default when i right click and open with but still have the %1

    any other ideas?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    What options do you have now in Open with? I'll compare to see if this %1 may be one of them that is broken.

    You could also give this below a try to remove %1 from Open with, but I haven't tested it in Windows 8.

    Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    What options do you have now in Open with? I'll compare to see if this %1 may be one of them that is broken.

    You could also give this below a try to remove %1 from Open with, but I haven't tested it in Windows 8.

    Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    do You have QuickTime for Windows installed ?
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Fixing the list of Open with / choose default program JPG
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