Quick Fix Open With option missing in Windows 7

This error generally occurs due to a registry clean-up that you might have performed on your own when manually trying to solve some other problems of yours. Its not something to be worried of you can fix it easily, just follow the given steps.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

Alternatively you could look to use Advanced System Repair Tool to resolve this problem automatically just at the push of a button.

Symptoms –

The only visible symptom is the missing of the Open With option from the right-click drop down menu.

Causes –

The most probable cause is the corruption, deletion or overwritten registry file for this functionality of the Windows OS right-click drop-down menu.

Solutions –

  • Click Start>All Programs>Accessories>Notepad.
  • Copy and paste this text:
  • Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]@=”{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}”
  • Click File, Save As, name the file “OpenWith.reg” (WITH THE QUOTATION MARKS) and click OK.
  • Now double-click OpenWith.reg, click Continue, Yes, OK, and see if the problem is solved.


{Compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, Vista, 98, 2000 (32/64)
File Size: 4.9MB Download Time: <(dsl, 2sec, dialup 2min)>}

Now, even after this the problems persist then try using Advanced System Repair Tool. This tool will help you resolve this problem;, automatically. This tool not only scans but also cleans corruption due to viruses and repairs the damages done. It also acts as system optimizer and controller of data.


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