Turn off Internet File Association service

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 machine, the user is given the choice to choose a local application or use the Web service to find an application.

If you enable this 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 setting, the user will be allowed to use the Web service.


Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameNoInternetOpenWith
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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