Wrong program opens \ Change default application

You may find times where you go to open a document, image or web link, only to have it open in the wrong application.

This can be changed quickly from the Default Apps setting

 

For Windows devices:

 First, go to the Start Menu and start typing in "Default Apps"

 

From here you can choose the default application for most "everyday" items, like email, video and web links,

For example, you can change your default web browser, as shown below:

 

Other documents may be opening in the wrong application though (such as PDFs opening in Microsoft Edge)

There are a couple of ways to change this, one is by the file, the other is by the Default Apps setting

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Changing By The File:

The file below is a PDF, but wants to open with Microsoft Edge, as you can see by the small logo

Right click on the file, then choose "Open With >" and "Choose another app"

From here you can choose which program you want to open the file with, because this file is a PDF, we will open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

You want to also check the box "Always use this app to open .x files"

The file should now open with the correct application (and will change to the correct icon, like below)

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Changing with Default Apps

 

To change this you will need to scroll down and choose "Choose default apps by file type"

 

From here you will be given a large list off all file types - most will be unfamiliar, and we do not recommend making changes on a file type you do not recognise.

 

Once you find the correct file type, its the same process as the first step, below we have chosen the program for .PDF files to be Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

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