Apps Turn On or Off App Execution Aliases in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off app execution aliases for your account in Windows 11.

Apps can declare a name (alias) used to run the app like an executable file from a command prompt.

If multiple apps use the same name, you can choose which one to use by turning on and off app execution aliases.


App execution aliases are saved as a separate subkey per app under the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths




Here's How:

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Advanced app settings or Apps & features > More settings on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on App execution aliases on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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4 Turn On (default) or Off app execution aliases you want. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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