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How to Set a Default Application in Windows

How to Set a Default Application in Windows

This article will explain 2 different methods to set an application as default in the Windows operating system

WHERE TO START:

Method 1:

  1. Right-click the file you want to change the default application for
  2. Hover your cursor over "Open With"
  3. Click "Choose another app"
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  4. Select your preferred application and make sure the box is checked to "Always Use This App"
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  5. Click "OK.  The new default is now set.

 

Method 2:

  1. Click the Search icon next to the Start Menu
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  2. Type "Default"
  3. Click the option for "Default Programs"
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  4. You can set the most common defaults on the main screen by left clicking them and choosing the appropriate application
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  5. If you don't see the app you want to use, select the option "Set defaults by app" at the bottom of the window.
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  6. Click the program you want to set as the default
  7. Select the option "Set this program as default"
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