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How to open and change default programs settings in Windows 8 / 10 for fileextensions, -formats, -types?


To set default programs in Windows 8 / 10and 8.1 for fileextensions, -formats, -types, please open the "Default Programs" settings



To open "Default Programs" settings, please use the key combination [Windows Logo] + [R] , then just type the command
control.exe /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms [... see Image 1 Arrow-1].
Likewise, you can open the Windows-8 Default Programs Settings
via the Windows 7 System Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs You can customize the associate rules:
* Based on the programs and app-s, see: ... How to define in Windows 8 a program to open multiple file types?
[Image 1 Arrow-2].
* Based on the file type, see: ... How to set in Windows 8 associations for file type: open with multiple programs or apps?
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(Image-1) Choose the programs Windows-8 uses by default. Choose the programs Windows-8 uses by default


A default program is the program, that Windows uses automatically, when you open a particular type of file, such as a photo, movie, song, photo, or webpage. For example, you might have more than one photo-editing program installed on your PC. You can choose one of them, to be the default program, that starts, whenever you open a photo.

FAQ 72: Updated on: June 24th 2015 14:16
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