How to Enable or Disable App Execution Aliases in Windows 11 and 10?

In Windows 10/11, you can open serval applications from the command prompt or run the command box using their alias. The alias name of the application is similar to the original name when two different applications with the same alias will arise an issue. Because when you try to open any application using a command prompt or run box, its alias might open another app.

In the latest version of Windows, Microsoft has included an option in the Settings app to specify which app should use the alias when multiple applications have the same name.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to Enable or Disable App Execution Aliases in Windows 11 and 10.

How to Manage App Execution Aliases in Windows 11?

If more than one app uses the same alias name in Windows 11, you can select which one should use an alias. do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app.

Step 2. Next, click on the Apps category in the left pane.

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Step 3. Then, click on the Advanced app settings tab on the right pane.

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Step 4. Under advanced app setting windows, click on the App execution aliases tile.

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Step 5. After that, Windows 11 will display the list of all the apps that can use aliases. Here, you will see the alias names of the apps just below their names. Turn Off the toggle switch beside the app name if you don’t want an app to use the alias name. And, if you want some app to use the alias name associated with that particular app, then turn On the toggle switch for that app.

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How to Enable or Disable App Execution Aliases in Windows 10?

To enable or disable app execution aliases in Windows 10, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, launch the Settings app.

Step 2. Next, click on the Apps category.

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Step 3. Then, select the Apps and features tab on the left-hand side.

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Step 4. Then, click on the App execution aliases link to see the list of apps that might have conflicting aliases.

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Step 5. At last, turn Offthe toggle button for the apps with the same name.

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After that, when you open an app using their alias names through Command Prompt or Run command box, it would only open the apps which have their toggle enabled. And if you disabled toggle beside any app, when you try to open that app using Command Prompt, you’ll end up with a message “is not recognized as internal or external command, operable program or batch file.”

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In the same way, when you try to open the disabled aliases program through the Run box, you will see a message, “Windows cannot find ‘program name.’ Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.”

That’s it.

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