Windows 10: "Open with" preferences won't stick

Discus and support "Open with" preferences won't stick in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hello everybody, whenever I instruct Windows 10 to open a certain file type with a certain program, the setting lasts a few minutes to a few hours,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Bitman, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Bitman Win User

    "Open with" preferences won't stick


    Hello everybody,

    whenever I instruct Windows 10 to open a certain file type with a certain program, the setting lasts a few minutes to a few hours, and then it reverts back to whatever Windows sees fit (i.e. Edge for PDFs, Photos for images...).

    This has been going on for a few months now, with v1809 and now also with v1903, both on my desktop and laptop.

    This is really driving me nuts. There have been a few reports of the same problem on the 'net but none of the solutions provided worked for me. When I was still on 1809 I contacted the MS assistance and gave a rep remote access to my PC, he said it was an installation problem and my PC needed a refresh install, but I didn't let him proceed (I'm quite sure I can't be having the same installation problem on both my PCs); when the 1903 update came around, amounting (correct me if I'm wrong) to a Windows overhaul, nothing changed anyway.

    Is there a fix to this exasperating problem?

    Thanks


    :)
     
    Bitman, Aug 3, 2019
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  2. tops Win User

    Skype won´t wok in 17063


    Skype Won´t work... games won´t work...

    Making backup and re-format...

    Maybe I Install a Windows 7 again, At least, all of my games run smoothly ...Sadness!!

    *Banghead
     
    tops, Aug 3, 2019
    #2
  3. windows 10 apps won,t open

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    We appreciate you for trying the troubleshooting steps.



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

    Step 1: Run Windows app troubleshooter.

    Refer to the below link:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/run-the-troubleshooter-for-windows-apps

    Step 2: Run shell commands for Windows store and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Command prompt(Admin)
      to open elevated Command prompt.

    • Type the following commands.



      powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

    • Hit enter, the blackscreen will appear still for a couple of seconds. After a couple of second a new line saying C:\.... will appear.

    • Close Command Prompt.

    • Try to start the Windows Store again.


    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Aug 3, 2019
    #3
  4. stefanlee Win User

    "Open with" preferences won't stick

    5800 Xpress, podcasting won´t open! Aaargh

    So it has happened twice, that the podcasting feature simply won´t open. No probs with radio or music player, but the podcaster just blinks and nothing more. I´ve done two hard resets (wich worked) but I don´t like to have to redo EVERYTHING when it happens.



    Why does my phone act this way?



    /Stefan
     
    stefanlee, Aug 3, 2019
    #4
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