Disable opening 2 windows simultaneously in Visio

Asma Sultana 1 Reputation point


Everytime i open one visio file the previous version also opens with it as another window. I dont want that. Can someone assist me on how to disable this.

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Visio Management
Visio: A family of Microsoft products used to create diagrams and vector graphics.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 23,586 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Asma Sultana ,
    Do you mean you want to open Visio files in separate windows?

    Please try this method:

    •Open Microsoft Visio from the start menu.

    •Go to File > Options > Advanced. Scroll down to the General section and enable an option called "Put all settings in Windows registry". Save changes and close Visio.


    •Open Windows registry editor (regedit.exe), navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Visio\Application and modify a String type entry called SingleInstanceFileOpen. All you need to do is change the value from 1 to 0.

    •Close the registry editor and try to open couple of Microsoft Vision documents by double clicking on them. They should now open in individual windows.

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