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Can't add portable apps to "Open With..." menu for file types

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lee321987
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Can't add portable apps to "Open With..." menu for file types

I used to keep all my portable apps in a folder called "C:\Program Files (portable)", and when they are there, I am able to add any of those programs to the "Open With..." menu for file types.

However many (all?) of the portable apps have been altered so that they will not run from any folder that starts with the words "Program Files", so I have been switching to the default "C:\PortableApps".

No I can no longer add portable apps to the Open With menu for file types.
e.g. Right-click > Choose Default Program > Browse > select the portable EXE > Open
At this point the portable app used to be in the list of programs to chose from, but it is no longer showing up here.

Anyone know a way around this?

lee321987
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Well, I just re-installed

Well, I just re-installed Windows 7, and now it works right.
I have no idea what the problem was.

Sicknero
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I'm sure somebody else can

I'm sure somebody else can explain this better than me, but isn't it the case that portable software should ideally be placed in non-system directories?

I keep mine in D:\Portable Apps\

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