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I am using Windows 7 and Web Developer Express.

I do not like selecting Visual Web Developer all the time to edit an html, xml, etc. file. Instead, What I like to have is a "Edit with WebDev" menu after right clicking on the file desired to edit.

Can someone show me how to do this via Regedit?

Thanks in advance.

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You don't need to use regedit.

Right click over each type of file in turn.

Select "Open With >" and then "Choose Program..."

Look for "Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express" in the list and select that. If it's not there select "Browse..." and find the exe in

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE

It's called VWDExpress.exe.

Though if Web Developer Express is installed correctly it should already be on the "Open With" list. You could try repairing the installation.

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Thanks but your answer is not what I want. I want exactly what I mentioned. Thanks by the way. – Tarik Apr 1 '11 at 16:19
@Aaron - fair enough, but this seems simpler than editing the registry ;) – ChrisF Apr 1 '11 at 16:39
I've tried your method but after some time for some reason that menu went away and it happened a couple of times. That's why I need something persistent. – Tarik Apr 1 '11 at 16:56
@Aaron - that would imply something else was going on. Windows doesn't normally lose these settings. – ChrisF Apr 1 '11 at 17:40

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