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    More right click problems

    Hi, i'm missing the ability to merge .reg files -anyone know how to get it back? When I left click all it does is open it.


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    Your file associations are buggered up. Can you associate .reg files directly with regedit? If so, double clicking should merge the file.

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    Double clicking only opens up notepad.

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    Originally posted by lynchknot
    Double clicking only opens up notepad.
    If you go to Folder Options in the Tools Menu, then Click on File Types cant you specify what happens to a .reg file? (see attached)

    Sorry for being a little ambiguous but I'm not infront of an XP machine right now.

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    Thanks SupaStar, that worked

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    Kick ass

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    still have the open with problem though -

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    Which open with problem?

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    I've not paid much attention to registry entries for some time but didn't it used to be that you could set it to open in Notepad when double clicking and still have the right click option to Merge?

    A safety feature of sorts if you set it that way so that you don't double click and enter something you may not want.

    It seems it doesn't work that way any more. hmmmmm

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    Try this registry fix for restoring "Open With"

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    Thanks Thor. The "open with" menu selection is present but it still does not call up any dialog. I click on it and nothing happens.

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    Did you apply the reg fix?

    Do a reboot after applying the fix for it to take effect.

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    yes and I did reboot. No change.

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    Go to Start/Run/regedit. HKey_Classes_Root/*/OpenWithList

    Do you have anything listed in the right hand panel?

    Actually do you have anything in the left hand side after you expand OpenWithList?
    Last edited by Thor; September 2nd, 2003 at 17:35 PM.

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    I have this:


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