Where is the dialogue for advanced set file association options ?

In Windows XP I could set parameters for "opens with" so that a program gets opened with an application and the extra parameters are passed to it. I could also set different associations other than "opens with" such as "add to play list". that would then apear in explorer right click menu. this apeared in the windows explorer ->tools-> menus-> folder options menu.

However these options dont seem to be available, or at least not in the same place in windows 7 (64 home premium), all I can find is the same dialogue which gives me only the "opens with" association and no options for command line parameters.

please note this is probably an advanced feature, so dont be alarmed if you dont understand it, also you can assume ive already gone through all the basic menus and basic help. also note this question is not about how to add to windows play list, but how to add any such option to the windows explorer right click context menu.

 

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Well, the code may actually still be in the dll, but they stop the ability to reference it.  That's my guess, anyway.
 
The registry is not such a bad thing to fool around with, as long as you make a backup (full first (in case you delete the wrong thing) and then a specific one where you'll make changes). 
 
I'm not sure where it gets the info for to include a list of Programs in the Open With list originally.  Sometimes some of the file types are pre-populated with it, but I haven't figured out where that comes from.
 
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thanks, yes Id come to that conclusion too, however editing the registry is Faaaarrrr more dangerous than a dialogue box.  I cant beleive they actually get money for removing features which the users have already funded through buying previous versions.

so, where has the code gone ? why cant it be put back in,,,

Steve Cochran, Ph.D.
MS-MVP 1998 - 2014
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Well, I suppose it's an answer to my own problem - how to associate a command line with an application.

But not, I agree, to the more general question of why MS took it away in the first place.

I totally agree with your comment about MS's attitude to the user. Another example (moaned about in another thread) is their removal of the keyboard Creator in Win 7. A very useful program (to some, including myself and a few others), and probably useless to the rest of humanity. So they take it away.

Have you seen the thread at http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7files/thread/b6e7fade-d134-4c23-969b-9ba2cf695881 - it covers similar points?

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