How Remove “Search the Store” from Open With context menu?

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  1. zolotron

    zolotron MDL Novice

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    #1 zolotron, Aug 24, 2016
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    I clean installed Win 10 Pro X64 TH2 then RS1 after rebuilding the ISO using MSMG toolkit and removing what I didn't want including the store. Everything works great but, and it's really just cosmetic not a problem, when I right click certain files like jpg, zip or reg it has an entry in the Open with menu for 'Search the store" as per the pic which when clicked brings up a message saying "You'll need a new app to open this windows-ms-store" which makes sense as there's no store and all attempts to remove it so far failed. The NoUSeStoreOpenWith reg entry is not relevant and doesn't do anything and the entry even exist now in the Enterprise LTSB 2016 edition but wasn't there in the 10240 edition

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    The closest I got to removing it was by modifying shell32.dll.mui String No 337 removing entries 5382, "&Search the Store" and 5383, "Opens the Store to search for an app" and twinui.dll.mui String 195 removing the entries 3106, "You’ll need a new app to open this %1!ws!", 3107, "Get “%1” from the Store" and 3110, "You’ll need a new app to open this %1!ws! file" and after a restart the “Search the Store” text and the resulting popup is no longer there but it leaves a blank space as per the pic below. I did do an extensive search here and elsewhere as mostly it’s all that’s required to find solutions but no luck and hope someone might have an idea how to remove the blank space

    Blank Search the Store.jpg
     
  2. zolotron

    zolotron MDL Novice

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    Thanks Mayjoko but I've tried both these programs as well as others but none of them can remove it so far
     
  3. lobo11

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  4. zolotron

    zolotron MDL Novice

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    Thanks lobo11 will give them a try and hope one of them can do the trick. I think it might be hard coded and will need to modify a system file but here is hoping it can be done via a reg edit
     
  5. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    You will need to modify 2 system files (shell32.dll.mui and twinui.dll.mui) which gets rid of the "Search the Store" text and the resulting popup of "You'll need a new app to open this ms-windows-store" but it still leaves a blank space where the text was.
     
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    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Polite would also add a source, if you use copied text.
     
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    zolotron MDL Novice

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  9. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    Maybe I got this wrong, but how about this?
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
    NoUseStoreOpenWith=1
    This should disable the Open With + Store teamup.
    Also, you use Winaero Tweaker (see my signature) to perform this tweak and disable this functionality
     
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  10. zolotron

    zolotron MDL Novice

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    Thanks hb860 but unfortunately this doesn't work and was one of the 1st things I tried. I've also used Winaero and as good as it is it won't remove the entry
     
  11. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Unbelivable they hardcoded this into dll files instead of using ContextMenuHandlers reg keys?

    Morons! :censored:
     
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    zolotron MDL Novice

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    Indeed Morons is a good word for them and a good Win 10 user name for the next installation. It does seem they hard coded it but would be interesting to find out were and try and take it out. What would be a good replacement for procmon which doesn't seem to want to run on my pro 10 x64