Windows 10: How do i remove default file associations

Discus and support How do i remove default file associations in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I accidentally changed what .jar files open with, so they only opened with notepad. Whenever I downloaded them they appeared as notepad files, making... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Kimberley Odish, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. How do i remove default file associations


    I accidentally changed what .jar files open with, so they only opened with notepad. Whenever I downloaded them they appeared as notepad files, making them unusable for me since I use them to mod games in my spare time :



    https://techcult.com/how-to-remove-file-type-associations-in-windows-10/#Option_2_Restore_File_Type_Associations_using_DISM_Tool


    I tried option 4 of this tutorial to fix it and i thought it worked but now it just looks like this


    How do i remove default file associations 9853a8cb-6c94-4b16-b4da-5a49013ac6c7?upload=true.png

    the one one the left is what it is supposed to look like and the one on the right is what i cant use

    im sorry this is the only example i had


    Does anyone have any way to fix this? I'm really struggling and just want to reset it to default again :

    :)
     
    Kimberley Odish, Mar 8, 2021
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  2. Can a file extension(.flv) be added to Default Program Associations.

    Hi Fred,



    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.



    I understand that you are facing issues associating a particular file extension with a program on Windows 10. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    To assist you better, please provide the information:

    When you say that "Default Program Associations", are you referring to the list of default applications in default programs settings?



    I want you to be informed that all the file extensions is listed in the default program settings which is displayed under
    Associate a file type or protocol with a program.



    In default program list, all the programs or application will be listed. Then we can select each program as default program for opening a particular file.

    I suggest you to refer to the below steps to make default program for a particular file extension.

    1. Type "Control Panel" without the quotes in search box and click on it.

    2. Click on Programs.

    3. Then click on Default Programs and click on Choose Default for this Programs.

    4. Select .flv file from the list.

    Also you can try other steps to associate the a particular extenstion with the program.

    1. Type "Control Panel" without the quotes in search box and click on it.

    2. Click on Programs.

    3. Then click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program
    and search for .flv extension from the list.

    4. Click on .flv and then click on Change Program.



    Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better.

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Mar 8, 2021
    #2
  3. Remove (not change) file extension association

    I mistakenly associated a file extension with .pdf. I've found many instructions on how to change (swap) the file associate from one extension to the other, but how do you remove the association completely and return it to "Choose a default" ??

    This user was very helpful (How to UNSET/REMOVE a default app for file type).

    I took the suggested steps above and it removed the association but didn't return it to "Choose a default" ... this has caused a thumbnail app to work for every file EXCEPT the ones i mistakenly associated, then did the work around on. This is affecting
    productivity as I'm working with over 1,000 files (and growing). Since 145 people said they had the same question, please Microsoft, can you answer or solve this problem? Please help. Thanks.
     
    PaperSavvy, Mar 8, 2021
    #3
  4. Brink Win User

    How do i remove default file associations

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10  


    Not sure why the suggested that there either since .zip is not listed by default. The easiest way is to use the "Open with" context menu to change the association for .zip.
     
    Brink, Mar 8, 2021
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