How to Fix Missing “Open with” Option in Windows 10 Right-Click Menu

I recently cant find the “Open With” option on the context menu when i right-click. If you are experiencing same thing with me, be happy because i have a solution, using the registry, and some other options in case that doesn’t work for you.

Standard warning: Registry Editor is a powerful tool and misusing it can render your system unstable. This is a simple hack and as long as you follow the instructions, you shouldn’t have any problems. If you have not done any registry hack before click this link on how to use the Registry Editor before you get started. also back up the Registry and your computer before making changes.

How to Fix Missing “Open with” Option in Windows 10 Right-Click Menu

Open the Registry Editor by clicking on Start and typing regedit . Press Enter to open Registry Editor, or click on regedit under Best match.

Give regedit permission to make changes to your PC.

NOTE: You may not see this dialog box, depending on your User Account Control settings.

In the tree structure on the left, navigate to the following key:


NOTE: The asterisk is an actual registry key under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, as shown on the image below.

If you do not see a key called “Open With” under the ContextMenuHandlers key, right-click on the ContextMenuHandlers key and select “New” > “Key” from the popup menu.

Type Open With as the name for the new key.

There should be a Default value in the right pane. Double-click on “Default” to edit the value.

Enter the following in the “Value data” edit box on the Edit String dialog box. We recommend you copy the following text and paste it into the box.


Then, click “OK”.

Close the Registry Editor either by selecting “Exit” from the “File” menu or by clicking the “X” button in the upper-right corner of the window.

The “Open with” option on the context menu should be available right away. If not, try restarting explorer.exe or logging out and logging back in.

Note: once you’ve applied the hacks you want, you may have to log out of your account and log back in or exit and then restart explorer.exe for the change take effect.

You Can also Download This File and run it For Automatic Open with Context Menu Option Registry Hack this file contain two file files, the one to bring out the "Open With" context menu and the one to remove it.
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