24×7 Support on Windows 10 File Association Problems & Errors

One of the shortcomings of Microsoft Windows 10 virtually everyone is talking about is the problem of Windows trying to open up a file in entirely the wrong application. These problems of file associations in Windows 10 was high during its initial releases but to some extend these problems and errors still persist. It is great if for someone to know the right techniques to tackle challenges and that’s what we’ve brought to you through this guide on changing or removing Windows 10 file association. You are going to learn how to change file associations in Microsoft Windows 10. If you don’t want to use Microsoft Windows 10 however this is possible by doing Windows 10 Un-Installation or doing a Windows 10 Factory Reset.

It’s very possible you don’t know the file you want to change its association, click it’s properties, from the drop-down menu, you will see three-letter designation right after “Types of File” that’s the file type.


You can change a single file from “open with” menu. This can only be done for one file type at a time only. Next section covers the steps to change more than one file at a time. Check it out.

Step 1: Right-click on a file of the type you want to change the association for.

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Step 2: Select “Open with,” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: What will be used as a default for the file type will be displayed, usually an app or a list of apps. Select the one you want and ensure the box labeled “Always use this app to open [file type] files” is ticked.

Step 4: After selecting the app you want, simply click the grey “OK” button. The app will open all any file of that type.



 Changing different file types is done in the settings menu.

Step 1: Press Windows Key and “X” and click “Settings” from the resulting menu.

You can also search for “Settings” in the Windows search bar and click the relevant result.

Press Windows Key and “X” and click “Settings

Step 2: Select “Apps” from the list of options.

Step 3: Click “Default apps,” from the left-hand menu.

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Step 4: click “Choose default apps by file type.”

All of the files types Windows 10 supports will be presented to you with their associated applications on the right-hand side. All files without apps to handle them will show up a grey “+” icon each.

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Step 5: you are to navigate through the list and find the file type appropriate for you to use as an association. Click the application or “+” icon to its right.

Step 6: Select your app of choice from the appeared list and click its corresponding icon.

Some file types have multiple options, while some have none.

In case there is no option for a file, the best way to go is to go and download an ideal app from the web. Another way to go about that is to choose the “Look for an app in the store” icon. In the window that appears, relevant applications that can open the file type in question will be presented to you.

Choose your app of choice and your default application for that particular file type will be your preferred one. Moreover, you can change others or change them back using the same technique. If troubleshooting becomes tough and tiring then try seeking our Windows Technical Support Services by dialing Windows 10 Support Number 888-546-2881. For more help and support visit www.windowshelp.support.

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