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Weird option appearing in "Choose Default Program"


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#1 tdw2

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:37 PM

I went to go set photoshop as the default for opening a jpeg, and I noticed this weird option on the list that says %1. I don't know how to get rid of it it is very annoying. I tried cleaning the registry with CCleaner and removing "%1;" from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileAssociation Killlist property. Nothing has worked so far, I'm stumped. What the hell is %1 anyway?

 

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#2 scotty_ncc1701

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

In normal operation, %1 is the first parameter passed to a program, %2 is the second parameter passed to a program, etc.

 

Check this out to see if it helps.  I know it says XP, the the concept is the same: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/OpenWith.htm



#3 tdw2

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

In normal operation, %1 is the first parameter passed to a program, %2 is the second parameter passed to a program, etc.

 

Check this out to see if it helps.  I know it says XP, the the concept is the same: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/OpenWith.htm

Thanks, but I still don't know how to remove it.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:44 PM

In the article, you should see: "To remove unwanted entries from the Open With listing..."

 

Best of luck.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:59 PM

In the article, you should see: "To remove unwanted entries from the Open With listing..."

 

Best of luck.

The odd thing is %1 isn't even showing up in the registry.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:59 PM

It is a variable of a program that is suppose to represent that icon. And that program may have been uninstalled recently but the icon remained there. Should be nothing to be really concerned about. It's just like ghost icons.


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#7 tdw2

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:19 PM

It is a variable of a program that is suppose to represent that icon. And that program may have been uninstalled recently but the icon remained there. Should be nothing to be really concerned about. It's just like ghost icons.

It's really irritating though, do you happen to know how to gid rid of it?



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:15 AM

Have a look at this. It may help you in some way.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/18119/remove-programs-from-open-with-menu-in-explorer/

Edited by badr0b0t, 16 June 2014 - 06:27 AM.

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#9 tdw2

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:56 AM

It doesn't even show up in the registry.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:58 PM

Not surprised as the program may have been uninstalled already as I mentioned before. The link to it is gone. If only there is a refresh button for than window. :)

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:21 PM

I found out the problem, it was that piece of bleep Quicktime! Only problem now is that I need Quicktime to use After Effects.


Edited by tdw2, 16 June 2014 - 10:49 PM.





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