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Make the Open with a program function immediate in Windows


When Windows fails to determine the program necessary to open a certain type of file two choices are available to you: use a web service or program located on your computer. In almost all cases, the second solution will be the most effective, which is why I propose that you delete the famous intermediate step.

Currently, to open an unknown Windows file, it looks like this:

Capture décran - Ouvrir avec
Screenshot of screen — Open with

If this screen bothers you, then remove it from this step via a change in the registry. Open the start Menu, enter regedit and do Entry. Then look for the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explore

If the key Explore does not exist, you just have to create it. Select the key Policies, click on Edit, Nouveau then Key. Name it Explore.

Open the key Explore, create a new value in the right column DWORD you will have called NoInternetOpenWith via the context menu. It will take the value 1 in hexadecimals.

Capture décran - Editeur de registre Windows
Screenshot of screen — Windows Registry Editor

The change takes effect immediately. Try opening a file with an unknown extension and Windows will offer you directly to select a program present on your computer.

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Screenshot of screen — Choice of program

A little trick that simplifies your life where the system is even more discreet for the user.

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