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How to Change the Default Windows App for a File Type

How to Change the Default Windows App for a File Type
If you are having problem after setting an application as default for a specific type of file, this guide will help you with solving it. In this article I'm going to show you how to change the default windows app for a file type.

This is really very annoying once you have selected a worst application as default to open the file and unable to change it, you can change the default app for some file simply right click on the file and visiting open with, but in some case you can't just get the open with section or can't select an app as default. This guide is for you if you are facing some problem with setting an application default for file type or change an app.

How to Change the Default Windows App for a File Type

You can change the default windows application for a file type in two ways, and both of them are very easy and effective.

Method 1 : Right Click on the File

This is very easiest and commonly used most popular method available for windows users to change or set default application on their PC or computer.
  • Go to the file you want to change the default app
  • Right click on the file
  • Click on open with
  • Now click on choose another app
  • Select the app you want to open the file with
  • Tick on always use this app to open ____ files
You are all done, this is really very simple; isn't it?

Method 2 : Visit Settings of your PC

The second method to change the file type is also simple like it but you need to visit the settings of you computer and you can change all the default app from the same window and also you can check all the default apps for all the file type.
  • Go to the settings of your computer
  • Now select system
  • Click on default apps
  • Now click on choose default apps by file type
And from there you can change the default app for any file type and set one also for new .___ files.

Some of the recommended default apps by file type

  1. PDF - Adobe Reader
  2. MP4 - VLC
  3. MOV - VLC
  4. M4V - VLC
  5. GIF - Image Viewer
  6. DOC - Ms Word
And etc etc.

These are two simple method to change the default windows app for a file type. A simple trick but one of the most need trick we all must know.