How do I remove unwanted programs from the openwith list.

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I added Adobe Reader accidentally, to open an .xls file. Now the file doesn’t open up, when I double click.

 I tried to set the default, open with the program, but its not working.

How do I undo the "open with” list as it was before?

Is there any way to delete it?

I am running Windows 7.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #102174

How do I remove unwanted programs from the openwith list.

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You can change the default association by the “tic” at the lower left corner. You can't miss it.

Answered By 0 points N/A #102175

How do I remove unwanted programs from the openwith list.

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You can change the file association by typing “file associate” in the start menu search box and set the default association from “change the file type associated with file extension”.

Answered By 220 points N/A #102176

How do I remove unwanted programs from the openwith list.

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That is not working. I have Microsoft excel, still set as default program. I need to remove the unwanted program from the list, I don’t want to add more.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #102177

How do I remove unwanted programs from the openwith list.

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You can remove an already enlisted program by editing registry. The registry you may be looking for is:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileExts.xlsOpenWithList

Be careful when editing a registry. And always back up your registry before editing.

Answered By 220 points N/A #102178

How do I remove unwanted programs from the openwith list.

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Thanks very much.

It solved the problem.

Answered By 0 points N/A #102179

How do I remove unwanted programs from the openwith list.

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You are most welcome.

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