Several Windows 10 users have reported an unusual bug. It would appear that the ‘Open with’ function on the context menu right-click is missing. If you are encountering such a problem, we will use the registry editor to find a solution. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to repair ‘Open with’ missing option in Windows 10 right-click context menu.

Repair missing ‘Open with’ option in Windows 10 right click context menu

To repair ‘Open with’ missing option in Windows 10 right click context menu, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search bar and choose the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you choose the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you will click the OK button, the following Registry Editor screen will appear.

Navigate through the following path.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Right click on the ContextMenuHandlers option and choose the New -> Key option as the following image is showing.

Rename this new key as Open with like this.

Now double click on the Open with default option as the following dialogue box will appear.

Type {09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936} value in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Now close the Registry Editor screen and Open with the menu will appear in the context menu.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to repair ‘Open with’ missing option in Windows 10 right click context menu.

How to repair missing ‘Open with’ option in Windows 10 Right click context menu
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Karim Buzdar

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. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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