You can get rid of the programs you don’t use if your ‘Open with’ context menu gets a little messy. If you access files with multiple applications, the Open with the menu is an undoubtedly useful feature. Whenever a specific program file is opened, the program is moved to the Open with context menu for that file type. You are definitely going to get rid of some if you have ever accidentally opened a file with the wrong program or program you are no longer using. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to delete the program from the ‘Open with’ context menu in Windows 10.

Delete Programs from ‘Open with’ Context Menu in Windows 10

To delete programs from the ‘Open with’ context menu in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step:

Click the Search button. Type Regedit in the search bar and select the Regedit option as the following image is showing:

Registry Editor

As you will select the Regedit option, Registry Editor will open like this:

Open Registry key

Navigate through the following path in Registry Editor:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.png/OpenWithList

As soon as you will navigate through the path, the following screen will appear:

Program to be removed

Now it’s your choice which program you want to remove from the ‘Open with’ context menu. In this article, we will remove the highlighted one. Right-click on the program and select the Delete option as follows:

Delete Registry Key

As soon as you will click the Delete option, the following dialogue box will appear:

Confirm Deletion

Click the Yes option to delete the selected program.

Now the deleted program will not appear in ‘Open With’ context menu.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to delete programs from the ‘Open with’ context menu in Windows 10.

How to delete Programs from the ‘Open with’ context menu in Windows 10
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About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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