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Shell Links

The other day I installed a new program, then I uninstalled the old version of it, and now the shell links (I am not sure this is the correct terminology, but I hope you understand what I mean) when I right-click on its files are missing ("open with" for example). Is there a way to add them again?

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When Such Programs Overlap....

In reply to: Shell Links occasionally causes the issue you've seen.. Try uninstalling the new program as well.. Once done, download and run the freeware version of the Revo Uninstaller at the link below.. Let it find any remnants that might remain of both programs and remove them.

Once that's done, reinstall the new program..

Hope this helps.


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In reply to: When Such Programs Overlap....

Hi, thank you for your reply and the link. Happy
I had just fixed the problem when I opened your reply. I found a free program called OpenWithView and saw that BOTH versions were present, although they didn't appear in Explorer, as I said. Disabling the old one fixed the problem, although I think it is still in the registry somewhere (it is only "disabled").
OpenWithView is made by the same company that makes ShellExView. Very pretty little program.
Thanks again

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