Windows: Disable "Windows can't open this file" and "Use the Web service to find the correct program" dialog

A crucial part of being an overpowering process overlord is learning every process that runs on your computer. Sometimes you will find a new file type, but will know exactly what to use to open it.

image That means I don't want no silly dialogs like this.

You can do this via the Command Prompt console (big bad black screen)

  • Run a command prompt with administrator access.
  • Paste in the following

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoInternetOpenWith /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

  • Profit!

Or through Notepad (big white textbox)

  • You can open Notepad
  • Paste in the following
  • Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


  • Change type to "All files" and save it as "NoInternetOpenWith.reg"
  • Run the file.

So now, after attempting to open an unknown file type, it'll automatically skip that dialog and go straight to the "Open with" box.


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