Turn off Internet File Association service

This policy setting specifies whether to use the Microsoft Web service for finding an application to open a file with an unhandled file association. When a user opens a file that has an extension that is not associated with any applications on the computer the user is given the choice to select a local application or use the Web service to find an application. If you enable this policy setting the link and the dialog for using the Web service to open an unhandled file association are removed. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the user is allowed to use the Web service.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoInternetOpenWith

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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