Windows 10: Default apps does not allow me to add custom program

Discus and support Default apps does not allow me to add custom program in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; When I attempt to change the default app for a certain file extension, like .bat, it has no suggestions, and just gives one option that says "Look for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by BaconPizza, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Default apps does not allow me to add custom program


    When I attempt to change the default app for a certain file extension, like .bat, it has no suggestions, and just gives one option that says "Look for an app in the Microsoft Store". What moron at Microsoft thought it was a good idea to remove the option to browse for a program that I already have on my PC that I want it to use? I'm sure it's possible, but they seem to be putting effort into making this harder to do.

    :)
     
    BaconPizza, Oct 20, 2019
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  2. kormath Win User

    Lost default photo viewer after profile rebuild


    Thanks Brink. I've tried those steps before i started searching Google. After the profile rebuild i don't have the Photo app listed to choose to make it default in either the system settings for default apps or the Open With option.

    I can't even find it doing a search. Seems to have been removed somehow with the profile rebuild, which doesn't make sense.

    Might be helpful to list what i've done Default apps does not allow me to add custom program :) I've done the open with check, the choose default program in the system menu, tried that in device manager default programs also. I've checked the programs and features Turn windows features on/off and it's not listed there (never thought it was but that was a suggestion), searched the MS Store, it's not listed there either.

    I don't like playing in the registry unless i have defined steps and haven't found anything for this yet, just the Win7 version like in my OP.
     
    kormath, Oct 20, 2019
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  3. Make Adobe Pro default PDF program

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    To assist you better, I would like to ask some questions.

    • Do you get any error message?
    • How are you trying to set the program as default?

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Click on Start>Settings>System.
    • In the left navigation pane, click on Default Apps.
    • In the right pane, click on Choose default apps by file type.
    • Scroll down to “.pdf” extention and click on the corresponding app on the right side of the extention and change it to Adobe and check for status.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Oct 20, 2019
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  4. Default apps does not allow me to add custom program

    Windows 10 Default Programs

    Hi Kenneth,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps how to set as default app.

    • In the search box, type “settings”.
    • Click on “system” and on the left hand corner click on
      “default apps”.
    • Under “choose default apps” click on the “+” symbol and you can
      add the apps.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Oct 20, 2019
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