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Add "Open With..." To Folder Context Menu

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Hey guys

I was wondering, does anyone know of a way to add the "open with..." option to folder context menus? Thanks a lot in advance.

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here:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"

copy/paste and save as .reg

then import to registry.

no restart needed.

;)

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you can also, hold left shift then right click ;)

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the left shift trick is a very old one... one that I've forgotten about.

You can actually use that on any file! for example, you can open a *.sys file using notepad for config.sys or an *.sif file for txtsetup.sif.

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you can also, hold left shift then right click ;)

I thought left shift was for the runas context menu?

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I thought left shift was for the runas context menu?

I think I applied the registry tweak that places Open With... on all file types and Run As on all links and .exe's so I couldn't try this.

However, I believe for links, .exe, .com files... it does the Rus As... and for file types such as .bmp, .jpg, it does Open With...

Can't confirm though.

Edited by spacesurfer
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The Left Shift trick I use often. To make good use of it to hide least used context menu entries, look at the example reg file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Bulk Rename Here]
"extended"=""

As you can see, it is one of those programs that want to be shown in your context menu all the time, so rather then remove the entry, I add the "Extended" value which causes the entry to hide in the context menu unless I have the Left Shift key pressed while right clicking the target which then does shows the entry.

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That's awesome, MHz. This works for any command you specify.

Here's a quick way to compress and expand your files using expand and makecab commands (using the Left Shift key to show them):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Expand]
@="Expand"
"extended"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Expand\command]
@="expand -r \"%1\" %cd%"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Makecab]
@="Makecab"
"extended"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Makecab\command]
@="makecab \"%1\""

Edited by spacesurfer
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