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How to remove programs from the "Open With" menu?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Alex Ethridge, 2017/08/31.

  1. 2017/08/31
    Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Things I would like to remove from the Open With menu:
    • Photos
    • Windows Photo Viewer
    For those who don't offer a solution and want to ask why:
    • I'm obsessive compulsive about clutter on my computer.
    • I've used computers 22 years and have no use for them.
    • They make the Open With menu longer with no benefit..
    • I'm 70 years old and not going to change my mind.
    Hint #1: There is no uninstall option for these programs in Programs and Features.
    Hint #2: It is going to require a registry edit.
    Hint #3: I have already found several sites that claim to have the proper solution; but, none of their registry edits have worked.
     
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    Alex Ethridge

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    Yes. It does not work for the specified programs.

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    . . .you should also be aware that some built-in Microsoft programs cannot be removed this way. Both Microsoft Paint and Photos are included on the “Open With” menu. Even if we remove those entries . . . the programs will remain on the “Open With” menu.

    Windows Photo Manager is another (not mentioned) that cannot be removed with this method.
     
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    In other words, it appears you would need to try and convince Microsoft to alter their Windows 8 operating system for you.
     

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