Exactly which programs are you referring to?
If those programs are still listed in the "Open With" menu or the "Add/Remove Programs" section of the Control Panel, please check the instructions and the links below:
This works in Windows ME/2K/XP.
Click on Start > Run > regedit
Navigate to this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\
- Find the extension for the filetype which has a cluttered "Open With" menu.
- Now goto the "OpenWithList" folder and delete the entries for software you no longer want to appear...
Then, if there are any remnants in the "Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs" section:
Hope this helps.
When I right click any file or folder, I see a bunch of options of what I can do. 2 Things however are leftover from programs I installed and then uninstalled. How can I remove them from this list? They are causing me to have to keep 2 unnecessary folders in the programs folder from really old programs? I'm using XP by the way.