Setting a Default Program (Windows 10)

A quick guide of how to set a default program for a specific type of file in Windows 10

To select a default program in Windows 10 for a specific file type, such as .pdf , type in "Default Program" in the search and select Default Programs.
A picture showing the Search Results for Default Apps 

When you open it, you should see a screen with "Choose default apps" at the top. Scroll down to the bottom until you see "Choose default apps by file type". 
A picture highlighting the "Choose default apps by file type" option.


From that screen, there is a long list of file types on the left side. Scroll down until you find the one you want to change.  Click on the icon to the immediate right of the file type to get a drop-down menu with a choice of programs as seen below. 

A picture showing the drop-down list of programs you can choose.

Select the program from the list and that will be the new default program. 

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.




Keywords:Windows 10, PC, Edge, Apps, Programs, Default, Setting, PDF,   Doc ID:65772
Owner:Jacob B.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2016-08-03 11:06 CDTUpdated:2017-09-15 09:26 CDT
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