Reset the Default Programs Files With – File Association in Windows 10

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Do you have files that are opening in a different program than you want? I will show you how to reset back the defaults for file associations in Windows 10. default file associations – restore in windows 10. You can remove file association windows 10 with these easy steps.

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27 Responses to “Reset the Default Programs Files With – File Association in Windows 10

  • How do i set this back to winrar? because when i try to download a winrar thing it just sends me to internet explorer any help?

  • How to do it in windows 8

  • does this work for package files

  • i dont have default apps or something like that
    0 help
    +1 dislike

  • how do you change it tho

  • i dont have default apps or something like that 🙁 help plz

  • didnt work, my downloads still open in notepad

  • Hey I have a problem wherever I download a file from the web and go back to open to open the file it opens on notepad I just want to set it to default settings the file explorer

  • Thanks man great vid, fixed problem.

  • Omg TYSM <3 for the longest time I had this issue with my pc.

  • I Don't have that in my System Section

  • it works thanks

  • everything i download is on notepad plz help ….

  • i love u

  • dude thank you so much when everyting was fixed I cried everyone sub and like to himmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • all the files kept opening into cmd.
    when i right clicked on it the highlighted option its cmd instead of open.

    how can i fix ths?!

  • Cool video u make video please when u can show us how to"undo" default program. In my case i opened mod file .esp in notpad and i whant to reverse that. ty

  • Greatly appreciate it, I messed up my .rar and couldn't find an up to date way to fix it till now.



  • plz help me i have a file that has open with notepad and it does it to all my files and i want to reset it where it doesnt open it to nothing. PLZ help 🙁

  • i have a .VTF file that i accidentally changed to "open with" program and this didnt work..

  • Thanks for this. Really didn't help my situation. I have a .package file that was opening without a file association. During a windows update, windows assigned it a program that does not open the files. Now I don't know how to remove it because it's asking me for an alternate program to open the file. I want to reset the association to Unknown. THis requires a change to the registry but i haven't found any good tutorials on how to do that. If you could help I would appreciate it.

  • I am using a vmf file, and it has gone through two app associations, so by resetting, it only went back to the first one and not the original "blank paper" type

  • My file has a nicnt format and by accident I openned it with notepad now I can't undo that anymore… this is so frustrating
    and youre method did not fix it
    do you have any sugestions