Windows 10: Add a program to Default Programs or Protocol Handlers Lists

Discus and support Add a program to Default Programs or Protocol Handlers Lists in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi guys, Does anyone have a Tutorial, link, or tested ideas on: 1. How to manually add a program to Default Programs List in Win 10, if it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by zamar21, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. zamar21 Win User

    Add a program to Default Programs or Protocol Handlers Lists


    Hi guys,

    Does anyone have a Tutorial, link, or tested ideas on:

    1. How to manually add a program to Default Programs List in Win 10, if it doesn't show up for a current user? I don't want to create a new user account for that even if its possible that way.

    2. How to add a new protocol handler app for a listed in Win 10 protocol, if that desktop app isn't shown in its handlers list?

    Win 10 Set Associations feature doesn't offer "Look for another app on this PC" option for Protocol Handlers, its only available for File Extension Handlers. This method doesn't seem to work anymore, possibly due to added app hash requirements in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\URLAssociations\*​protocol*\UserCho ice" key.

    3. How to add a new protocol manually in Win 10? For that question, MS seems to give a direct answer for programmers, not sure if relevant to Win 10 though. But if a certain program failed to add its protocol correctly at install, how a user can fix that - any tools, apart from checking mentioned Registry keys manually? More links are given here.

    :)
     
    zamar21, Nov 1, 2015
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  2. sambul72 Win User

    When trying to set Protocol Handler in Chrome, (for Bitcoin, Gmail, Etc) Windows gives me a dialog box that states "To change your default apps, go to Settings > System > Default Apps"

    "I was able to do this by adding a Key to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry..."

    And that's it? Would you share how exactly did you do it step-by-step? Show an example others can learn from, instead of following the same low standards you rejected above. Add a program to Default Programs or Protocol Handlers Lists :)

    You asked a valid question: How a user can manually add a new protocol or protocol handler installed on a local PC to Win 10 Default Apps & Protocol Associations List? That would be needed, if the protocol handler is already installed or available,
    but the protocol or handler is not listed in Win 10 defaults. Were is your detail answer using BitCoin as a new protocol example? May be MS employees can provide it?

    A few links I can suggest, though some info might have limited or no applicability to Win 10:

    Registering a protocol handler in Windows 8

    How to register a protocol for a .Net app under Windows 10?

    Application Registration
    Installing
    and Registering Protocol Handlers


    Restore Default File Associations in Win 8.1

    Setting
    Default Program/Protocol Associations with DISM


    Yet another simple approach that worked for me was uninstalling all desktop and modern apps handling a certain protocol as traced in Registry including the default app, and THEN reinstalling the app I wanted to handle that protocol
    by default instead. Thorough Registry cleanup may be done in-between.
     
    sambul72, Nov 1, 2015
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  3. When trying to set Protocol Handler in Chrome, (for Bitcoin, Gmail, Etc) Windows gives me a dialog box that states "To change your default apps, go to Settings > System > Default Apps"

    I have the same issue.

    I would like to choose a default program for a protocol. However I can't choose my desired program from the list. How van I add a program to the list?
     
    Maximus Naxsus, Nov 1, 2015
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