1.    4 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 27

    File Explorer > Open With > remove Windows Store & Metro apps?

    If you right-click on a file, the Open With menu will have suggestions for any Metro app that thinks it can handle the file-type, as well as the Windows Store.

    The Windows Store is useless to me, and I have yet to see a single Metro app worth using.

    I'd like to remove these suggestions from the Open With menu. Any ideas how to go about this?

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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,848
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    A web search for
    remove from open with
    suggests a registry edit
    Remove Programs from the Open With Menu in Explorer

    Now note that update checks for universal apps are scheduled every 4 hours.
    I cannot tell you if an update will cause the key to be recreated.

    Personally the risk presented by reg. editing outweighs the minor inconvenience of seeing sthg you don't want - and I find I rarely use Open With- and when I do there's a list of desktop programs.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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