Windows 10: cannot open anything apps or menu

Discus and support cannot open anything apps or menu in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; hello i march marchalves6 i updated my win7 to win10 and i cannot enter on apps menu and bar search only edge helpp!! :... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by MarchAlves, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. cannot open anything apps or menu


    hello i march marchalves6 i updated my win7 to win10 and i cannot enter on apps menu and bar search only edge helpp!! :

    :)
     
    MarchAlves, Oct 9, 2020
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  2. dalchina Win User

    Can I customize the list of suggest apps in the "Open with" menu?

    Yep, I see the same.

    I tried adding Paint to Open With for txt. That also appeared in the More Options list.

    I suspect it's to do with what the programs are registered to handle. The Open With list is constructed form a number of sources e.g. at least these:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    The first of those corresponds to Snip & Sketch (simply search and find refs to the Appx string)


    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]
     
    dalchina, Oct 9, 2020
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  3. Ztruker Win User
    Can I customize the list of suggest apps in the "Open with" menu?

    @mngerhold, there is more involved. You have the

    OpenWithList

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]


    OpenWithProgIDs

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]


    and UserChoice


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    which contains a HASH value and a ProgID which feeds back into the OpenWithProgIDs stem of the tree.
    I don't know how the HASH value is generateed or what it is generated from but I think it's important.
     
    Ztruker, Oct 9, 2020
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  4. mngerhold Win User

    cannot open anything apps or menu

    Can I customize the list of suggest apps in the "Open with" menu?

    Well, I hope this helps the OP - it took a while. I tried 'Default Program Editor' (DPE) and it did indeed add (or remove) items, but when I tried to specifically add Word to pdf opening, it failed - it went through the motions, but nothing happened. So I started again, playing with settings for opening .doc files. This seemed to work: initially in explorer I had 3 programs appear in the 'default' list that pops up on a rt-click>open-with:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    and this is what the relevant bit of the Registry showed:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    Don't ask me why just 3 of those 8 (a to h) programs show up (maybe the 'instant' list is limited to three? - no, see later) - anyway, I used DPE to remove Wordpad from the list: when saving the edit as a REG file, this is what I got:

    Code:
    and the result in Explorer was:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    and the registry now shows:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    Note how item 'g' from the list has been removed (it seems there is no issue with having a letter missing). I then messed about trying to open a .doc file with various other programs, and they all started to appear in the 'instant' list:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]


    So I thought 'well, that is easy - just open a pdf once in Word and it should appear'. So back to trying to open PDFs: but however many times I tried, Word would never appear.

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    even though there were any number of entries in the Registry 'Open With' list, including Word:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    So what did DPE make of this - well, it showed some of the entries:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    Although Word is shown, it doesn't appear on a rt-click. Its entry can be removed, but that doesn't help. So my attention was drawn to the existence of another folder below 'OpenWithList', namely 'OpenWithProgids', and that contained a specific ref to Sumatra (my preferred program for PDFs). Looking back at the same entry for .docx, I found this:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    so I added an identical Word.Document.12 ref to the list for PDFs:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    I think IrfanView is there as it got added during my experiments! I now get this in Explorer:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]
    Hurrah! I then tried to use DPE to remove the redundant entries, and got this as a .REG file:
    Code:
    But when i merge that with the registry, the IrfanView item does not get deleted:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    and as seen in the registry:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]

    so I deleted it by hand, and at last have the entries I (or rather, the OP) want:

    cannot open anything apps or menu [​IMG]


    Note that my manually added reg entry is of type Binary', as there seems to be no way to add a value of type 'None'.

    So it seems that DPE cannot cope with entries in the 'Progids' list, and something makes some programs fall into that list, rather than the 'openwithlist'. I am sorry for any typos above, or pictures in the wrong place - can't be bothered to check it too thoroughly. Hope it helps someone!

    atb, Martin
     
    mngerhold, Oct 9, 2020
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