Remove the "Open with" option from the Windows 10 context menu

The "Open me" option in the menu 10, είναι μία ειδική εντολή που επιτρέπει στο χρήστη να ανοίξει ένα επιλεγμένο αρχείο με μια εναλλακτική instead of the default where the file is linked.


For example, with the "Open with" command you can open an image with their Paint program Windows, or with Adobe Photoshop. If you are a computer administrator, you may want to limit yourself to access to this menu so that files with unwanted applications do not open but only with the default ones.

This particular feature is probably of interest to administrators who like to learn all the tricks of Windows or ITs in a business that for security reasons network administrators prefer to force users to open files using only the default programs. The default program is the one that the operating system starts immediately when you double-click a file in File Explorer.

The "Open with" option also allows you to permanently change the default program. Disabling this option also prevents your users from accidentally changing a file type to a related program.

Open with can be disabled from the menu by a simple registry quiz. Let's see how. You must be logged in with an administrator account to continue here.

To remove the “Open with” option of Windows 10, do the following.

1. Open the Registry Editor application ( registry). If you do not know how, then press Win + R at the same time and in the execution window that appears type the word regedit and press OK
2. Go to the following registry key.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ * \ shellex \ ContextMenuHandlers]

3. Remove the Open with subkey. To do this simply right click on it in its left part and select the “Delete” command from the context menu.
4. Close the registry editor. Changes will be saved automatically


If at some point you regret it and want to reset the "Open with" option, then go back to the same place in the registry editor and add the following subkey to ContextMenuHandlers:
Key Name: Open with
Data ς : {09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}

Alternatively, create a file with the Windows Notepad program, insert the following data:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ * \ shellex \ ContextMenuHandlers \ Open With] @ = "{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"

rename it to Add_open_m.reg and just run it. The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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