Windows 10: Set default app for .file type file

Discus and support Set default app for .file type file in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; how to set default app for .file type file we can right click on it and open with but set default option is not available. Please suggest... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by NilimeshHalder, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. Set default app for .file type file


    how to set default app for .file type file

    we can right click on it and open with but set default option is not available.

    Please suggest

    :)
     
    NilimeshHalder, Aug 5, 2020
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    How to change default app for file type

    'Open With > Choose another app' has three step, in the first it only offers apps registered for that file type. If you click 'More apps' it lists all registered apps regardless of suitability. Both these steps have the tick-box for 'Always use...' in my 18363.752. The third step, if needed, is 'Look for another app on this PC'. The 'Always use...' must be ticked before taking this step if you want the change to stick. However, WMP appears at the second step.


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    For a quick look at a JPG almost anything (including WMP) is more practical than Photos which on my system takes more than ten seconds just to open a photo. The OP is probably not aware that the Windows Photo Viewer is still available in W10, but hidden away. That's my default viewer for JPG.


    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    And, once enabled, is available in Settings > Apps > Default apps.


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    Bree, Aug 5, 2020
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  3. setting default app by file type

    How do you set the Kindle app to be defaulted to .mobi file type? I don't find the .mobi file type listed as a file type.
     
    FloydYoung, Aug 5, 2020
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    app default setting by file type

    Hi Richard,

    We understand that you're having issues with the default file app association on your computer. To assist you with your concern, you may refer to the steps below on how to change the default setting of your application:

    • In Search Windows textbox, search for choose a default app for each type of file and set .PDF and any other file extensions to point to your choice for default
      programs. Do not use Adobe Reader to set the association.
    • Navigate to %systemroot%\system32 and locate the OEMDefaultAssociations.xml file. Make a backup of it just in case.
    • Open the OEMDefaultAssociations.xml file and keep it open using
      Notepad.exe.
    • Open PowerShell or CMD and run it as Administrator.
    • Enter the following: Dism /Online /Export-DefaultAppAssociations:C:\AppAssoc.xml
    • Open C:\AppAssoc.xml with Notepad.exe
    • Copy the entire contents of AppAssoc.xml and replace the entire content of OEMDefaultAssociations.xml.
    • Save OEMDefaultAssociations.xml.
    • Delete C:\AppAssoc.xml (optional).

    After doing the steps, you may now change the default file app association for opening .pdf.

    Do update us with the outcome and if you need further assistance.

    Regards.
     
    Stephanie Sal, Aug 5, 2020
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