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"Right click > Open with" doesn't work properly.

  1. #1

    "Right click > Open with" doesn't work properly.


    Right clicking a GIF or PNG file and telling the system to open it with Paint Shop Pro brings up the message
    "This app can't run on your PC
    To find a version for your PC, check with the software publisher."

    However, if I open Paint Shop Pro I can drag and drop either a GIF or PNG into it and they open ok.

    Is there a way to get the "Open with" to work?

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  2. #2


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    I'd wonder if the message isn't actually referring to the .exe file for the program, have seen infections cause it.
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  3. #3


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    w8f techs, how do I download OpenWithAdd.zip as named in a sevenforums tutorial?
    Open with - Add Program - Windows 7 Help Forums
    I know this is Windows 8, however, I thought that tutorial should also work for Windows 8.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    I'd wonder if the message isn't actually referring to the .exe file for the program, have seen infections cause it.
    No. As I said in my first post I can open Paint Shop Pro.

    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    w8f techs, how do I download OpenWithAdd.zip as named in a sevenforums tutorial?
    Open with - Add Program - Windows 7 Help Forums
    I know this is Windows 8, however, I thought that tutorial should also work for Windows 8.
    Thank you Roland, that has worked in Windows 8.1.
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  5. #5


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    w8f techs, how do I download OpenWithAdd.zip as named in a sevenforums tutorial?
    Open with - Add Program - Windows 7 Help Forums
    I
    Over in w7f, I answered my own question -- two clicks from the abovementioned web site, I found and downloaded the zip file.
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  6. #6


    Although the problem was solved, it has reappeared - don't know why.

    When I click on Register, after entering the path top the required file, I now get a window saying "An error occurred... -2147024891"

    The comment/feedback link on the author's site doesn't work and I see no other method of making contact with him.

    Is anyone familiar with the program and know what that error message means?
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