how to prevent changes to file associations

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
You can prevent users from changing associations in folder options (under file types tab) follow these steps.
  • Open registry editor
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  • In the right side, create new DWORD value and named it as NoFileAssociate
  • Double click to open the key and enter value data as 1
  • Restart the pc to changes go into effect

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