Windows 10: Why are not file type extensions shown as default

Discus and support Why are not file type extensions shown as default in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi there This thing always irritates me beyond measure -- ever since I think Windows 98 after a Windows new install I always have to change the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jimbo45, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Why are not file type extensions shown as default


    Hi there

    This thing always irritates me beyond measure -- ever since I think Windows 98 after a Windows new install I always have to change the default in file explorer to show the file extensions of known types.

    Is there anybody on this forum who doesn't display the file type e.g .exe, .mkv etc etc.
    Without showing the extensions you could get some really nasty files !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Feb 12, 2021
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  2. Can a file extension(.flv) be added to Default Program Associations.

    Hi Fred,



    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.



    I understand that you are facing issues associating a particular file extension with a program on Windows 10. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    To assist you better, please provide the information:

    When you say that "Default Program Associations", are you referring to the list of default applications in default programs settings?



    I want you to be informed that all the file extensions is listed in the default program settings which is displayed under
    Associate a file type or protocol with a program.



    In default program list, all the programs or application will be listed. Then we can select each program as default program for opening a particular file.

    I suggest you to refer to the below steps to make default program for a particular file extension.

    1. Type "Control Panel" without the quotes in search box and click on it.

    2. Click on Programs.

    3. Then click on Default Programs and click on Choose Default for this Programs.

    4. Select .flv file from the list.

    Also you can try other steps to associate the a particular extenstion with the program.

    1. Type "Control Panel" without the quotes in search box and click on it.

    2. Click on Programs.

    3. Then click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program
    and search for .flv extension from the list.

    4. Click on .flv and then click on Change Program.



    Reply to us with the information, so that we can assist you better.

    Let us know if you need any further assistance on Windows related issues and we will be glad to help.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Feb 12, 2021
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  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, Feb 12, 2021
    #3
  4. CherylA Win User

    Why are not file type extensions shown as default

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10  


    Not to pester you, but it is inconvenient to "open with" every single time, and I remain quite perplexed why every other possible file extension appears to be listed in "Settings/System/Default apps/CHOOSE DEFAULT APPS BY FILE TYPE" but not .zip. It has always been possible prior to Windows 10 to associate ANY file extension with a default program. I'm not sure what you mean by ".zip is not listed by default." How else would one permanently associate a program with a file extension? The link I gave you, provided again below, as well as others I could find - indicates that that other people have .zip listed in their file type listings. Have you checked your listings available at location I've specified above? I have ... .yps, .z, .z96... and no .zip. Do you not see a .zip extension either but see essentially all others? Link: unable to Extract Zip files in Windows 10 - Microsoft Community.

     
    CherylA, Feb 12, 2021
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