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Changing Windows 10 File Associations

This blog articles explains how to manage your Windows 10 File Associations, that is which software programs are used to open which files on your hard disk, when using the Captisium Universal File Handler and from web sites etc.


Windows can only open one program for a particular file extension automatically, so if you like to work with your PNG files in Photoshop Elements, for example, and not Paint, changing the default file association for PNG files is required.


Follow the easy steps below to change a file type's program association in Windows.


Right-click the Start button (or hit the WIN+X hotkey) and choose Settings.

Select Apps from the list.

Choose Default apps on the left.

Scroll down a little and select Choose default apps by file type.

Locate the file extension for which you want to change the default program.


In the Choose default apps by file type window, select the program to the right of the file extension. If there isn't one listed, select Choose a default instead.


In the Choose an app pop-up window, pick a new program to associate with that file extension. If there isn't one listed that you want to use, try Look for an app in the Store.

Windows 10 will now open the program you chose each time you open a file with that extension from File Explorer.


When you're done, you can close any windows you opened to make these changes.

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