Windows 10: Issues Trying to Choose Default Apps

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  1. nuspieds Win User

    Issues Trying to Choose Default Apps


    Hi,

    As background information, please note that I have Office 2013 installed.

    Several issues are occurring when I try choose my default apps:

    1) Calendar
    The Calendar app is installed and works, but it is not set as my default. When I click "Choose a default," I get the popup that says, "There is no installed app for this type of file or protocol."

    2) Maps
    Same as Calendar.

    3) Email
    It is defaulted to Outlook (desktop). I thought that was strange but no big deal, I would change it to the Mail app. But when I try to change it, the only app available is my Outlook desktop app. Why isn't the Mail app listed?

    4) Video Player
    I have VLC Metro Player installed and would have thought it would be in the list of possible apps to choose, but it is not. Is this normal or is there something else I would have to do to enable VLC as the default?


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    nuspieds, Aug 1, 2015
    #1

  2. Issues Trying to Choose Default Apps

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am sorry to know that you are facing issues with Windows 10.

    I do appreciate your efforts and time. Do not worry, will assist you with the issue.

    I would suggest you to try the following methods and check if that helps.

    Method 1

    Perform a clean boot.

    A clean boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows 10,
    Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista. You may also troubleshoot or determine what conflict is causing the problem by performing a clean boot.

    Clean Boot:


    Notes


    • You must log on to the computer as an administrator to be able to perform a clean boot.

    • Your computer may temporarily lose some functionality when you perform a clean boot. When you start the computer normally, the functionality returns. However, you may receive the original error message, or
      experience the original behavior if the problem still exists.

    • If the computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may prevent you from following these steps. We strongly recommend that you do not use the System Configuration utility to change the advanced
      boot options on the computer unless a Microsoft support engineer directs you to do this. Doing this may make the computer unusable.
    I suggest you to try the steps provided, in the link below in order to perform a clean boot on your computer.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

    If the issue persists, follow method 2

    Method 2:

    I would suggest you to refer to the article given below and check if that helps.

    Apps & Store

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/apps-store

    Note: Please refer to the section:
    “Run the troubleshooter for Windows app” from the above given link.

    If the issue persists, follow method 3

    Method 3

    If the issue persists run SFC scan and check if it helps.

    Summary

    System file check is a utility built into the Operating System that will check for system file corruption the sfc /scannow command (System File Check) scans the integrity of all protected operating system files and replaces
    incorrect, corrupted, changed, or damaged versions with the correct versions where possible.

    System file check works on Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, and win 10


    I suggest you to try the steps provided, in the link below in order to run SFC scan on your computer.

    System file check (SFC) Scan and Repair System Files & DISM to fix things SFC cannot

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Syed Abdul Jabbar, Aug 1, 2015
    #2
  3. Issues Trying to Choose Default Apps

    Hi,

    As background information, please note that I have Office 2013 installed.

    Several issues are occurring when I try choose my default apps:

    1) Calendar

    The Calendar app is installed and works, but it is not set as my default. When I click "Choose a default," I get the popup that says, "There is no installed app for this type of file or protocol."

    2) Maps

    Same as Calendar.

    3) Email

    It is defaulted to Outlook (desktop). I thought that was strange but no big deal, I would change it to the Mail app. But when I try to change it, the only app available is my Outlook desktop app. Why isn't the Mail app listed?

    4) Video Player

    I have VLC Metro Player installed and would have thought it would be in the list of possible apps to choose, but it is not. Is this normal or is there something else I would have to do to enable VLC as the default?

    Thanks!
     
    Nusaram Piedsron, Aug 1, 2015
    #3
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Issues Trying to Choose Default Apps

    Brink, Aug 1, 2015
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  5. nuspieds Win User
    Thanks!

    But even in Control Panel, it is incorrect and incomplete.

    For example, in my list of Programs, Maps, Calendar, Mail, Photos, etc., are missing. So, too, are all my third-party MUI apps.

    And even from this path, when I try to choose an app for Calendar, for example, I still get that message that there is no app installed for this file type or protocol. *Mad
     
    nuspieds, Aug 1, 2015
    #5
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Open with context menu?
     
    Brink, Apr 5, 2018
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