Apps Choose Default Apps in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you different ways to set default apps used to open file and link types for your account in Windows 11.

A default app is the program that Windows has assigned to open a file or link type with by default when you open it.

Default apps you choose will only apply to your account and will not affect other accounts on the PC.

Reference:

Starting with Windows 11 build 22567, Microsoft has updated the “Open with” dialog box to align with Windows 11 design principles. The updated dialog box honors light/dark theme. We have also simplified the experience by making it possible to update your default app with just one click.

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Starting with Windows 11 build 23419, Microsoft is introducing a new Settings deep link URI for applications to take their users directly to the appropriate location in Settings for the user to change their defaults. This is an extension to our existing ms-settings: URI scheme.


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Option One

Choose Default App for File Type in "Open with" Context Menu


1 Right click or press and hold on a file, click/tap on Open with. (see screenshots below)

2 Perform one of the following steps for what you want to do:

If the file does not have a default app assigned to it (aka: unassociated), you will only have Open with available in the context menu.


  • Click/tap on an available app (ex: "Notepad") to open the file "Just once" with this app (ex: "Notepad"), and go to step 4.
  • Click/tap on Choose another app, and go to step 3.
Choose_default_app_Open_with-1.png
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3 Perform one of the following actions to select an app: (see screenshot below)

If this file type has a default app currently assigned to it, the default app (ex: "Notepad") will show under Default app.


  • Select a listed app to open the file with, and click/tap on Always (open with and set as default app) or Just once (open with without setting as default app).
  • Click/tap on Browse apps in the Microsoft Store to select, download, and install an app from the Microsoft Store. You will need to go back to step 1 to select the new app from the Microsoft Store.
  • Click/tap on the Choose an app on your PC link, browse to and select an app (.exe, .pif, .com, .bat, or .cmd) you want to open this file with, click/tap on Open, and click/tap on Always (open with and set as default app) or Just once (open with without setting as default app).
New_open_with.png

4 The file will now open with the selected app.




Option Two

Choose Default App for File Type in File Properties


1 Right click or press and hold on a file, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

Choose_default_app_Properties-1.png

2 In the General tab on the Properties page, click/tap on the Change button to the right of Opens with. (see screenshot below)

If this file type has a default app currently assigned to it, the default app (ex: "Notepad") will show to the right of Opens with.


Choose_default_app_Properties-2.png

3 Perform one of the following actions to select an app: (see screenshot below)

If this file type has a default app currently assigned to it, the default app (ex: "Notepad") will show under Default app.


  • Select a listed app to open the file with, and click/tap on Set default (open with and set as default app).
  • Click/tap on Browse apps in the Microsoft Store to select, download, and install an app from the Microsoft Store. You will need to go back to step 2 to select the new app from the Microsoft Store.
  • Click/tap on the Choose an app on your PC link, browse to and select an app (.exe, .pif, .com, .bat, or .cmd) you want to open this file with, click/tap on Open, and click/tap on Set default (open with and set as default app).
new_open_with_properties.png




Option Three

Choose Defaults by Apps in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Default apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Settings_Default_apps.png

3 Search or scroll for the app (ex: "Notepad") you want to choose defaults for, and click/tap on the app (ex: "Notepad"). (see screenshots below)

Choose_defaults_by_app-1.png
Choose_defaults_by_app-2.png

4 Click/tap on the file or link type (ex: ".txt") you want to set a default app for. (see screenshot below)

The current default app (ex: "Notepad") for a file or link type will show under the file or link type.


Choose_defaults_by_app-3.png

5 Perform one of the following actions to select an app: (see screenshot below)

If this file type has a default app currently assigned to it, the default app (ex: "Notepad") will show under Default app.


  • Select a listed app to open the file with, and click/tap on Set default (open with and set as default app).
  • Click/tap on Browse apps in the Microsoft Store to select, download, and install an app from the Microsoft Store. You will need to go back to step 2 to select the new app from the Microsoft Store.
  • Click/tap on the Choose an app on your PC link, browse to and select an app (.exe, .pif, .com, .bat, or .cmd) you want to open this file with, click/tap on Open, and click/tap on Set default (open with and set as default app).
new_open_with_properties.png

6 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.




Option Four

Choose Defaults by File Type in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Default apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Settings_Default_apps.png

3 Click/tap on Choose defaults by file type towards the bottom of the right side. (see screenshot below)

Choose_defaults_by_file_type-1.png

4 Search or scroll for a file type (ex: ".txt") you want to choose defaults for, and click/tap on the file type (ex: ".txt"). (see screenshots below)

The current default app (ex: "Notepad") for a file type will show under the file type.


Choose_defaults_by_file_type-2.png
Choose_defaults_by_file_type-3.png

5 Perform one of the following actions to select an app: (see screenshot below)

If this file type has a default app currently assigned to it, the default app (ex: "Notepad") will show under Default app.


  • Select a listed app to open the file with, and click/tap on Set default (open with and set as default app).
  • Click/tap on Browse apps in the Microsoft Store to select, download, and install an app from the Microsoft Store. You will need to go back to step 4 to select the new app from the Microsoft Store.
  • Click/tap on the Choose an app on your PC link, browse to and select an app (.exe, .pif, .com, .bat, or .cmd) you want to open this file with, click/tap on Open, and click/tap on Set default (open with and set as default app).
new_open_with_properties.png

6 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.




Option Five

Choose Defaults by Link Type in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Default apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Settings_Default_apps.png

3 Click/tap on Choose defaults by link type towards the bottom of the right side. (see screenshot below)

Choose_defaults_by_link_type-1.png

4 Search or scroll for a link type (ex: "MAILTO") you want to choose defaults for, and click/tap on the link type (ex: "MAILTO"). (see screenshots below)

The current default app (ex: "Mail") for a file type will show under the file type.


Choose_defaults_by_link_type-2.png
Choose_defaults_by_link_type-3.png

5 Perform one of the following actions to select an app: (see screenshot below)

If this file type has a default app currently assigned to it, the default app (ex: "Notepad") will show under Default app.


  • Select a listed app to open the file with, and click/tap on Set default (open with and set as default app).
  • Click/tap on Browse apps in the Microsoft Store to select, download, and install an app from the Microsoft Store. You will need to go back to step 2 to select the new app from the Microsoft Store.
New_open_with_link_type.jpg

6 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.




Option Six

Choose Default Web Browser in Settings


This option is only available starting with Windows 11 build 22509 and build 22000.593.


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Default apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Settings_Default_apps.png

3 Click/tap on the web browser (ex: "Google Chrome", "Mozilla Firefox", "Microsoft Edge", etc...) you want to set as the default web browser. (see screenshot below)

Choose_default_web_browser-1.png

4 Click/tap on the Set default button at the top. You will see a check mark indicating it has been set as the default web browser for your account. (see screenshot below)

Choose_default_web_browser-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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That's a helluva lot of hoops to jump through!
Why the heck not set an app as default for all protocols it can handle in one click?
 

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I was just thinking that it seems like they have gradually been making it harder to change default apps. It used to be you went in to the program and clicked a button to change it to the default and you were done.
 

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Option 2, Step 3 "Click/tap on the Moore apps link. (see screenshots below step 4)" - I'm sure that is supposed to read "More apps".
 

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I like Option Four "Choose Defaults by File Type in Settings", that's new in Windows 11 and it is a great location to have the option.
 

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@Brink,
5 Click/tap on the Moore apps link. (see screenshots below step 6)
 

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Option 2, Step 3 "Click/tap on the Moore apps link. (see screenshots below step 4)" - I'm sure that is supposed to read "More apps".
(y)
 

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Awesome description.
And what can I do, when these steps don't work?

I can set default apps for most extensions.... but not for video files for some reason...

If I Right on an mkv or mp4 file, and choose to open it with something else, the option to "always use that app" is missing.
If I right click and select Properties, de option to choose a default app is missing for mkv and mp4 files.
If I open the default app ooptions for VLC, mkv and mp4 are missing from the list.
If I try to add mp4 or mkv extensions for the other setting, the "add" button is greyed out.

Mostly only for video files..
The rest seem to work.
Anybody? Any answer?

Examples
1.jpg
1a.jpg

For the jpg file, the button is there.

2.jpg
2a.jpg

For the mp4 file, the "always use this app" is missing.


3.jpg
3a.jpg

For jpg, the app is selectable, for mp4, the buton is greyed out.

Sorry for the hungarian images, but the language should not be important here.
 

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Click Win key, enter Default apps, enter Film in the "Set defaults for applications". Expand the Films & TV, and scroll to the extension you want to change......
 

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Awesome description.
And what can I do, when these steps don't work?

I got it actually. I though I'll share it in case someone would need it.
For some reason Windows 11 has some preconfigured apps "buggy", and you need to reset them. (in my case picture viewer, video and music player)

Open a Powershell(preferably in admin, I only tried in admin), and enter these command:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos -AllUsers | Reset-AppxPackage Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneVideo -AllUsers | Reset-AppxPackage Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneMusic -AllUsers | Reset-AppxPackage

No restart needed. The abovementioned methods should work after this :)
 

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Awesome description.
And what can I do, when these steps don't work?

I can set default apps for most extensions.... but not for video files for some reason...

If I Right on an mkv or mp4 file, and choose to open it with something else, the option to "always use that app" is missing.
If I right click and select Properties, de option to choose a default app is missing for mkv and mp4 files.
If I open the default app ooptions for VLC, mkv and mp4 are missing from the list.
If I try to add mp4 or mkv extensions for the other setting, the "add" button is greyed out.

Mostly only for video files..
The rest seem to work.
I get the same.

I at first thought that it was a fault with the VLC installation as carried over from the Windows 10 I upgraded from. But even after re-installing VLC and being sure to specify that all familiar video file types are selected for association, the problem still occurs for me with MP4 and MKV videos....
 

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I get the same.

I at first thought that it was a fault with the VLC installation as carried over from the Windows 10 I upgraded from. But even after re-installing VLC and being sure to specify that all familiar video file types are selected for association, the problem still occurs for me with MP4 and MKV videos....
I also posted the solution after my initial comment :)
Did it work for you?
 

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All of these solutions seam to be setting the default for one file type. It is time-consuming to switch every single one. In 10 you could set Firefox, for example, to open all the file types that it could handle.
 

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All of these solutions seam to be setting the default for one file type. It is time-consuming to switch every single one. In 10 you could set Firefox, for example, to open all the file types that it could handle.

Hopefully, that feature will be added back in the future if enough people send feedback to Microsoft about it. :(
 

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    Poly Studio
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    2880 x 1800
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    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
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    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hi,
Yeah show more is removed in first minute of hitting the desktop lol
 

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Hopefully, that feature will be added back in the future if enough people send feedback to Microsoft about it. :(
You know ms doesn't listen to anyone not using a surface.
 

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    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & 1 Test bench in cherry Entertainment center
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3 with 2x mora 360mm rads only 980ti gaming air cooled
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
    Mouse
    Redragon x3
    Internet Speed
    xfinity gigabyte
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    mbam pro
Tutorial now updated for option 6 to set a default web browser for your account in Settings.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Tutorial updated to include the new "Open with" dialog. :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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