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Add 'Open With' For URL Files To The Right Click


Every time you execute a particular application, the operating system automatically uses a default app to launch It. The same applies to all files. If you're not happy with a particular default app, you can right-click the file, select 'Open with' and choose the program that will execute your application. However, by default, the 'Open with' option for .URL files Is not available In the right-click context menu, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add It with Incredible ease.


Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to In terms of the 'Open with' feature. I've right-clicked my text file named Windows 10 Tips, and Open with Is readily available on the right-click menu as shown below. From here, I can select from the list of programs, or Choose another app.


However, when you do the same, by right-clicking a .URL file, 'Open with' Is not available by default In Windows 10, as seen In the Image below.


As such, you'll need to select the file's properties, and apply the changes from there. To simplify accessibility, I will demonstrate how to add 'Open with' to the right-click context menu for all .URL files.

To do this, I will use a neat little Registry file, that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry, and apply 'Open with' to the right-click menu thereafter. I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded the file, extract Its contents to a folder of your choice, and double-click the Add Open With.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.


Step Two:

A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Windows Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.


Step Three:

I've now right-clicked my .URL file named Windows 10 Tips (which Is a direct link to the homepage of this blog), and as you can see, Open with has been applied to the right-click context menu. Let's click It to make sure It's functional.


Step Four:

I can now select an app to open my file from the available options. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've chosen the Firefox web browser.


Step Five:

As expected, my Firefox web browser has opened the .URL file, and navigated to the homepage of this blog, namely windows10tips.com. A perfect result!


Last Step:

In the event you've changed your mind and want to remove 'Open with' from the right-click context menu, simply double-click the Remove Open With.reg file and hit Yes.


Final Thoughts:

The good thing about this, Is that It automatically adds the entries to the Windows Registry, thus leaves very little to no room for corruption. Furthermore, the 'Open with' feature can be removed just as easy as It Is to apply.

Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.


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