Article ID : S500011866 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

How can I use the [Open with] option that is available on the shortcut menu of Windows Me?

Applicable Products and Categories of This Article

How can I use the [Open with] option that is available on the shortcut menu of Windows Me?

When you use the [Open with] option, you can open files with applications other than what (applications with which files
are opened when double-clicked) are associated with the files.
To change the applications associated with the files, refer to the procedure below:

(Procedure)
Example: Let's associate a *.txt document with "WordPad".
The *.txt document is usually associated with "NotePad".

1. Right-click on the file you want to change the application that it is associated with.

2. Click [Open with].

3. The [Open with] dialog box appears. Check the [Always use this program to open these files] box and click an application. Click [OK].
If the application you want to associate with is not on the list, click the [others] button. Browse through the applications and click [OK].

4. When the above procedure is completed, the *.txt document is displayed with WordPad when you double-click the *.txt document.

To restore the association that has been changed to its default state, execute the following procedure:.

(Procedure)
1. Click [Start] -> [Settings] -> [Control Panel].

2. Double-click the [Folder Options] icon.

3. The [Folder Options] dialog box appears. Click the [File Types] tab and then click the file type you want to restore to the default state from the list in the [Registered file types] box. Click the [Restore] button and click [Close].