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Missing Open-With when shift-right-clicking a file in Windows 7

Missing Open-With when shift-right-clicking a file in Windows 7

Shift-right-clicking a file should bring up 'Open With' as one of the options in the context menu. In Windows 7, specifically on ".war" files, it doesn't. Any idea why?

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Guest [Entry]

I think this is because 'war' files simply had no file association to begin with. Clicking 'open' allows me to select the associated program.
Guest [Entry]

"I have just had the same problem and after trying the method of the previous poster, I found a work around that solved my problem even if the file association is not there:

Right click on the file you are trying to open and choose ""properties""
Next to the ""Opens with"" instruction, click on ""Change""
Choose your default program.....

and this works even if the file type has not been given a file association by Windows."