Windows 10: Change default program for file types

Discus and support Change default program for file types in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm unable to change my default file type for .ini files, .md, etc. I'm trying to use Notepad++ or Visual Studio Code. I've attempted it multiple times... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Garrett Whited, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Change default program for file types


    I'm unable to change my default file type for .ini files, .md, etc. I'm trying to use Notepad++ or Visual Studio Code. I've attempted it multiple times by going to the file and choosing the default as well as through Default Apps. Anyone know a fix for this? I'm on the lastest update for Windows 10.

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    Garrett Whited, Dec 10, 2018
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  2. ihardXO Win User

    can't change file type default program

    I am trying to make my music player the default player for mp3, etc music files. I find the file type in the list of files, I see the player in the list of apps but it just sits and looks at me. I can't actually make any changes to the default program.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Win 10 x64 Home Premium

    Richard
     
    ihardXO, Dec 10, 2018
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  3. Can't change default program to open files.


    Hi,

    I'm trying to change the default program for .dwg files from Autocad to Draftsight.

    I already tried:

    • right click > open with > choose another app > always use this app. The file opens in Draftsight without problems, but it still opens with Autocad the next time you double click a dwg file.
    • settings > apps > default apps > choose default apps by file type. This also does not change the default method to Draftsight.

    When I type assoc .dwg in command prompt, it shows ".dwg=DraftSight.Drawing"

    I see some suggestions to try using the old interface through control panel, but it seems like control panel routes to the new interface.

    I also tried changing the association for .txt files from notepad to notepad++ and it doesn't work either.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
    petersteele, Dec 10, 2018
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  4. Change default program for file types

    How to change default programs to open .jar files in Windowws 10?

    Hello Snott,

    As you are facing issues with setting-up default program to access .jar files, we will help you with this issue.

    Try few of the below steps to change the default program for .jar files and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key, type default programs
      and select Default Programs.
    • Click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
    • Select .jar file type and click on Change program.
    • Choose the program you wish to open with and click
      OK

    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Dec 10, 2018
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