Change default programs in Windows

This operation you can do using Default programs wizard. Personally, I prefer changing default programs on particular file, without wizard. why to change? Sometimes Windows default programs are simple, with small amount of options or incompatible with some files, thus you need to change default program to reduce opening time. You will need simple double click instead of selecting program for file opening.

For this tutorial I have created .txt file. By default if you open .txt file it will be started in Notepad (Slide 1). You can see icon in slides left top corner.

Change default programs in Windows

Slide 1.

Now, in order to change default program, right click on file and select Properties (Slide 2).

Change default programs in Windows

Slide 2

On Properties window, beside Open with: anotepad icon select Change (Slide 3).

Change default programs in Windows

Slide 3.

Select WordPad or any other offered program or browse your PC in order to find appropriate one. Then select OK (Slide 4).

Change default programs in Windows

Slide 4

Default program is now changed. Confirm it bu selecting Apply and then OK (Slide 5).

Change default programs in Windows

Slide 5.

You can change default program for any other file type, in case you have alternative program installed on your PC.

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Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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