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How to set default programs on Windows 10. Includes how to change default programs by file type.

How to set a default program on Windows 10


  1. Click the start menu and type 'Default' into the search bar. The best match should be Default Apps

    How to set Default Programs on Windows 10

    How to set Default Programs on Windows 10

  2. By clicking the icon under each section, a list of possible apps will appear.

    How to set Default Programs on Windows 10

    How to set Default Programs on Windows 10

    By choosing an app from the list, you will set the default app for that category.


Setting Default Program by File type

  1. Click the start menu and type file type into the search bar. The best match will be 'Choose a default app for each file type'.

    Windows Search

  2. On the left will be a column with file types, on the right will be the default app corresponding to that file type.

  3. By choosing the icon next to the default app a list will appear of apps available to use for that file type

  4. File types are in alphabetical order. For example, you can scroll down to .pdf file type, and choose 'Adobe Acrobat Reader DC' as the default app for PDFS

    Default apps by file type menu




Keywords:windows 10, default, programs, set, how to, adobe, file type, pdf, filetype   Doc ID:77377
Owner:Serena Z.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2017-10-16 11:41 CDTUpdated:2021-12-27 14:22 CDT
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