Windows 10: Windows 10 resets file associations to default

Discus and support Windows 10 resets file associations to default in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Why does Windows 10 change my file associations every day to force me to use Edge to open Adobe PDF files? Edge is an unacceptable substitute for Adobe... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by M. E. Kabay, PhD,, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Windows 10 resets file associations to default


    Why does Windows 10 change my file associations every day to force me to use Edge to open Adobe PDF files? Edge is an unacceptable substitute for Adobe Acrobat Professional.


    Windows also changes my photo-editing preference to Photos no matter how much I want my own choice.


    Are the programmers who invented this harassment bullies, insane or simply incompetent?


    Are the managers who have ignored countless protests about this abuse arrogant, incompetent or both?


    Don't believe that many have complained? See < https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=windows+10+replaces+file+associations&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 >


    screaming in rage/
    It's MY ****ING COMPUTER. You have NO BUSINESS CHANGING MY PREFERENCES EVERY ****ING DAY.

    /screaming in rage


    I'm posting this complaint on my Facebook page and will post your response, if I ever get one (probably not) on that page as well. I have several hundred "followers" and over 1,000 "friends" so you might want to think about whether it's to your advantage to ignore this request.


    _____

    * PS: programmer since 1965. Professor of Computer Science since 1977. You can check my CV at < http://www.mekabay.com/cv/index.htm > if you wish.


    M. E. Kabay, PhD, CISSP-ISSMP

    Consultant in Operations Management & Information Security
    * * *
    W: http://www.mekabay.com/

    =>o ASCII ribbon campaign against HTML e-mail o<=



    ***Email address, phone number, Skype name removed for privacy***

    ***Modified title from: UNACCEPTABLE MODIFICATION OF FILE ASSOCIATIONS -- EVERY ****ING DAY***

    :)
     
    M. E. Kabay, PhD,, Nov 5, 2018
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  2. CherylA Win User

    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, Nov 5, 2018
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  3. 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, Nov 5, 2018
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 resets file associations to default

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Nov 5, 2018
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