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Right-click on desktop icon give Open window with Edit option, but cannot associate Edit with any program.

//z 2012-4-12 17:51:19 PM IS2120@

Right-clicking on desktop icon for html file gives me Open menu where clicking Open calls my web browser, but clicking Edit gives me error message that there is no program associated with that function.  Under Windows XP I could use the Edit option to open my html edit program, but I can't find out how to add that association under Windows 7 for the Edit option.

The "File Types" tab which was present in Windows XP, is discontinued in Windows Vista and Windows 7. To change the "edit" verb setting, you may have to use a third-party tool or edit the registry manually. This is the key where you set the command for "Edit" verb in the registry.


Using a 3rd party program:

Default Programs Editor - A Useful File Association Editor for Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

Which editor do you use? Some editors have a built-in option to set/reset itself as the default editor for HTML files.

Default Programs Editor is a very useful tool which helps you to edit file type associations, add or remove AutoPlay handlers and static context menu entries. In Windows Vista and Windows 7, there is no option provided to add or edit context menu entries and static verbs (as in Windows XP’s "File Types" dialog.) Here is where the Default Programs Editor comes in handy.

Features of Default Programs Editor

File Type Settings

    Add, Edit, and Delete context menu items

    Change file type icon & description

    Change an extension’s associated file type

Autoplay Settings

    Add, Edit, and Delete autoplay handlers

    Change which autoplay options are available for any media type

    Change the default autoplay handler

Default Programs Settings

    Add or Remove default associations

//z 2012-4-12 17:51:19 PM IS212