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