Windows 10: Unable to change default program

Discus and support Unable to change default program in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I'm unable to change my wmv file player or the program that I use to open zip files. I'm wanting to change them to media player classic and 7zip, but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by RickRS, Oct 10, 2018 at 5:52 PM.

  1. RickRS Win User

    Unable to change default program


    I'm unable to change my wmv file player or the program that I use to open zip files. I'm wanting to change them to media player classic and 7zip, but nothing happens upon switching their default program. For wmv files, I use choose another app, check to always use media player classic, but it still uses the default windows player. Similar results for zip files. Same thing happens when changing it through properties. I tried changing default apps in windows 10 settings as well, but media player classic and 7zip don't show as options.

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  2. Arvind Ram Win User

    Change How Folders Open By Default (My laptop keeps using CMD)

    Hi,

    Sorry for the delayed response. I suggest you to set File Explorer as the Default program and check if that helps. To do this, refer the steps given below.

    • Open Control Panel.
    • Search for Default Programs.
    • Go to Default Programs.
    • Look for File Explorer towards the left pane and select it.
    • Set this as default program and apply changes.
    • Check if the issue persists.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Anne Ros Win User
    how do I change the default program for extracting files

    Hi,

    You can change the default program that's extracting the files by either changing it from the settings or right-clicking on the zipped file and choose which program will open it. We'd like to know which program are you using yo extract the files.

    In the meantime, follow the steps below to change the default program:

    • Right-click on the file you want to extract.
    • Choose Open with and select which program you want to use.
    • In other cases, a new menu will appear when choosing Open with. You can choose "Choose Default Program" from there.

    Change the default programs from the Settings.

    • Go to Settings. Choose Apps then
      Default apps.
    • Select the app or program you want to use as default from the list.

    We'll wait for your response.
     
  4. Angela Pun Win User

    Unable to change default program

    Can't change default apps in Windows 10

    Hi,

    As per your description, you are unable to set a program as your default browser in Control Panel as it is not showing as an option. To provide you the best steps to resolve the issue, we need to isolate it with a few questions:

    • When did it start happening?
    • Were there any changes made to your computer settings prior to this issue?
    • Have you tried going to Settings > Default Apps >
      Web Browser as what Yuri Nathan previously suggested?
    • Is the program showing when you go to Control Panel >
      Programs
      > Programs and feature?

    Regards.
     
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