Windows 10: File Explorer > Open With > remove Windows Store & Metro apps?

  1.    25 Sep 2016 #1

    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?

    Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    26 Sep 2016 #2

    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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