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How to Add or Remove "Allow sleep with remote opens" from Power Options in Windows

The Allow sleep with Remote Opens power setting configures the network file system to prevent the computer from automatically entering sleep when remote network files are open. This can allow your machine to go to sleep when files opened remotely have not been written to.

Allow sleep with remote opens is turned off and not available to change in Power Options by default in Windows.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Allow sleep with remote opens setting in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Allow sleep with remote opens" in Power Options using Command Prompt
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Allow sleep with remote opens" in Power Options using REG file


EXAMPLE: "Allow sleep with remote opens" setting in Power Options
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Add Allow sleep with remote opens to Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add Allow sleep with remote opens to Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Allow sleep with remote opens" in Power Options using Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Add)
powercfg -attributes SUB_SLEEP d4c1d4c8-d5cc-43d3-b83e-fc51215cb04d -ATTRIB_HIDE

OR

(Remove - default)
powercfg -attributes SUB_SLEEP d4c1d4c8-d5cc-43d3-b83e-fc51215cb04d +ATTRIB_HIDE

3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






Add Allow sleep with remote opens to Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Add Allow sleep with remote opens to Power Options in Windows
Add or Remove "Allow sleep with remote opens" in Power Options using REG file


The downloaded .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\238C9FA8-0AAD-41ED-83F4-97BE242C8F20\d4c1d4c8-d5cc-43d3-b83e-fc51215cb04d

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove
2 = Add


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Allow sleep with remote opens" to Power Options

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Allow_sleep_with_remote_opens_to_Power_Options.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Allow sleep with remote opens" from Power Options

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Allow_sleep_with_remote_opens_from_Power_Options.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn