# How can I open .PHP files with PHP.exe in Windows 7?

I have WAMP (Apache/MySQL/PHP) installed on Windows 7. PHP 5.3 is included. I tried "test.php -> right-click -> open with -> browse -> PHP.exe" but PHP.exe does not get added to the "Open With" list. However, it does work if I use "path\to\php\PHP.exe -f "path\file.php".

What should I do?

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## migrated from stackoverflow.comOct 18 '11 at 3:06

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Not a programming question, but windows-specific. – zerkms Oct 18 '11 at 3:00
So what exactly is the question? "How can I add php.exe to the Open With list"? – rid Oct 18 '11 at 3:04
– Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 18 '11 at 3:32

Put PHP in your path, for one.

1. Right click on "Computer" and select Properties
3. Click on the "Environment Variables" button
4. Select Path and click "Edit"
5. Add this to the path, making sure to add semicolons as separators:

C:\path\to\php

You should also edit your apache httpd.conf file, to add support for .php files:

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