How to change the default applications within Windows 10

How to change the default applications within Windows 10


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  1. How to change the default applications within Windows 10
  2. How to associate default apps to file type

This article provides information on how to change the default applications within Windows 10.


How to change the default applications within Windows 10

You may wish to change the default app Windows 10 uses to perform specific actions on your computer. For instance, Microsoft Edge is set as the default web browser during the installation or upgrade to Windows 10. To change the default web browser as well as other default applications (such as the music player, photo player, map program, or video player), follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Start Windows 10 Start button and select Settings to open the settings menu:

    Windows 10 Settings menu

  2. Click on System in the settings menu, then Default apps from the list of options:

    Windows 10 default apps menu

  3. Click the specific app you want to change from the list of categories. Then click on the app you prefer as the default from the Choose an app menu that appears:

    Windows 10 Choose an app menu

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How to associate default apps to file type

For more individual control over default app association, Windows 10 also allows for setting default apps to open specific file types. In the Default apps menu, click on Choose default apps by file type at the bottom of the screen. Click to highlight the file extension you wish to change in the Name column, then click on the corresponding Default app to have this app open the particular file type:

Windows 10 Default apps by file type

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