Windows 10: how to make word 2010 default app for .doc extensions

Discus and support how to make word 2010 default app for .doc extensions in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; how to make word 2010 default app for .doc extensions I tried settings, default apps by file type but the only options are Word 2016 and Look for an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by klesmiley, May 17, 2019 at 9:42 PM.

  1. klesmiley Win User

    how to make word 2010 default app for .doc extensions


    how to make word 2010 default app for .doc extensions

    I tried settings, default apps by file type but the only options are Word 2016 and Look for an app in the store. Word 2010 is already installed on my computer so how to set it as default

    :)
     
  2. chrish Win User

    How do I set Word 2010 as the default program for word documents?

    I originally had Microsoft Word 2010 installed on Windows 7. I upgraded to Windows 10 and purchased Office 365. So I have both Word 2010 and 2016 installed.

    I am having issues with compatibility, see How do I get Word 2016 to render text the same way that World 2010 did.

    In the meantime, I would like to set the default app for .doc and .docx to be Word 2010. I have done this in previous versions of Windows but can't see to get it work in Windows 10 (they have really dumbed it down). Here is what I have tried:

    Use Right-click

    1. Right-click on a .doc file and select "Open With"
    2. A dialog display with "How do you want to open this file?" Word 2016 is an option. Other options include "Look for an app in the Store" and "More apps". There is also an option for "Always use this app to open .doc files.
    3. I click on More apps/ Word 2010 is not one of the options! But Wordpad is. The last option in the list is "Look for another app on this PC"
    4. I click the "Always use this app to open .doc files" and click on "Look for another app on this PC"
    5. I find Word 2010 on the file system. However, Word 2016 is launched!!!

    I also tried several options in "Default Programs" settings. Anytime I tried to select Word 2010, it would continue to use Word 2016.
     
  3. How to set a default app for extensions?

    Hi Tyler,

    Which app are you trying to set for .res extension?

    Please try to check the app you are trying to set. Is it feasible with .res extension?

    I suggest performing the steps below and check if it fixes the problem.

    Go to Setting - Apps - Click on Default apps - Click on Choose default apps by file type.

    On the left, search for .res extension

    Across .res extension, tap on Choose a default

    Try browsing for the app.
     
    Martin Jenkinss, May 17, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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  4. how to make word 2010 default app for .doc extensions

    Cant set the default app for extensions

    Hi Alex,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We'd like to get more information regarding the issue.

    1. May I know which app you are trying to set for
      .res extension?
    2. Could you check the app you are trying to set, if it is feasible with
      .res extension?

    You may follow the steps mentioned below and check if it helps.

    1. Go to Setting >
      Apps.
    2. Click on Default apps.
    3. Click on Choose default apps by file type.
    4. Look for .res extension on the left pane.
    5. Across .res extension, click on
      Choose a default.
    6. Try browsing for the app.

    Hope it helps.

    Manjunath H

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
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