Apps Turn On or Off App Execution Aliases in Windows 11

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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.

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


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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