How do I change the default program for a file in Windows 10


This article will help with those having issues having files open in the program they want in Windows 10.

There are multiple methods to changing the program a file opens with, here are three of them.

Method 1.

1. Right click the file that opens in the wrong program.

2. Choose the 'Open with...' option. (see fig. 1.)

Click on 'Open with...'

fig. 1.

3. Select your desired program from the list. (see fig. 2.)

Choose a new program.

fig. 2.

 

Method 2.

1. Right click the file that opens in the wrong program.

2. Choose the 'Properties' option. (see fig. 3.)

Click on 'Properties'

fig. 3.

3. Next to 'Opens with: Choose the 'Change...' option. (see fig. 4.)

Choose 'Change...'

 

fig. 4.

 

 

4. Select your desired program from the list. (see fig. 2.)

 

Method 3.

1. Right click the Start menu and select the 'Settings' option. (see fig. 5.)

Choose 'Settings'

fig. 5.

2. Choose the 'Apps' option. (see fig. 6.)

Choose 'Apps'

fig. 6.

3. Choose the 'Default apps' button. (see fig. 7.)

Choose 'Default apps'

fig. 7.

4. In the Default apps section, choose the 'Choose default apps by file type' option. (see fig. 8.)

Choose default apps by file type.

fig. 8.

5. Find the file type you want to change and select the default program button next to it. (see fig. 9.)

Change the program here.

 

fig. 9.

Hopefully this article solves your issue.

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28-05-2020 06:48
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