How to remove items from "Open with ..." menu?

Removing Items from the Open With Menu

The Open With menu is an incredibly useful tool for Windows users. It allows you to quickly access programs and applications you use frequently and open them with a single click. However, it can become cluttered with unnecessary items over time. Fortunately, it's easy to remove items from the Open With menu and keep it organized.

To remove items from the Open With menu, first open the Start menu. From there, click on the Control Panel, then select Default Programs. From the Default Programs window, select Associate a file type or protocol with a program. This will open a list of all the file types and protocols associated with programs on your computer.

Scroll down the list until you find the file type or protocol associated with the item you want to remove from the Open With menu. Highlight it and then click the Change program button. This will open a list of programs that can open the file type or protocol. Uncheck the box next to the program you want to remove and then click OK.

Once the program has been removed, you can delete it from the Open With menu by right-clicking on any file associated with it and selecting Open With. This will open the Open With menu, which will now be missing the program you just removed.

If you want to remove multiple items from the Open With menu, you can do so by following the same steps outlined above. Just go through the list of file types and protocols and uncheck the box next to the programs you want to remove. This will prevent them from appearing in the Open With menu.

Removing items from the Open With menu is a great way to keep it organized and make sure only the programs you use frequently are accessible. It's an easy process that only takes a few minutes, and it can make a big difference in how quickly you're able to access the programs you need.

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