Apps Reset and Restore Default Apps for File Types in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to reset and restore the default app association of a file type 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.

This can be helpful when a file type opens with the wrong default app.


The default app selected by a user for a file type is stored in the UserChoice key in the registry below for that specific account.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\<file type>\UserChoice



Contents

  • Option One: Reset All Default Apps to Microsoft Recommended App Defaults
  • Option Two: Reset and Restore Specific File Type Associations to Default




Option One

Reset All Default Apps to Microsoft Recommended App Defaults


This option will reset and restore the default apps for all file types for the current user.


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)


Reset_all_default_apps-1.png

3 Click/tap on the Reset button for Reset all default apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Reset_all_default_apps-2.png

4 Click/tap on OK to confirm. (see screenshot below)

Reset_all_default_apps-3.png

5 You will see check mark to the right of Reset all default apps to indicate when the reset has finished. (see screenshot below)

Reset_all_default_apps-4.png

6 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Reset and Restore Specific File Type Associations to Default


1 Click/tap on the file type link in the table below you would like to restore the default app associations of to download its REG file.

The reg option in the table will be a BAT file instead of REG file.


2 Save the REG file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

If the downloaded .reg file is not able to Merge, then double check in Default Apps to make sure the .reg file type has it current default app set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the .reg file again.


5 Either restart the explorer process. sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

6 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.

The list of default file types available to download in the table below is just a start for now, and is a work in progress. I will constantly be adding more to the list, but if you need one that is not yet listed, then please post a request for it. I'll be happy to get it added to the list.



File Type
Default App
Description
7zFile ExplorerA .7z file is an archive file format created using the 7-Zip compression tool.
acsmAdobe Content Server Message file
aniCursor animation file
batWindows batch file
bmpPhotosBitmap image file
bz2File ExplorerBZ2 files are generated using the BZIP2 open-source compression method.
cabCabinet file
cmdWindows Command Script file
curCursor file
dllApplication extension
dwgCAD (computer-aided design) file
exeExecutable application file
gzFile ExplorerA .GZ file is an archive compressed using the gzip compression technology.
icoIcon file
infNotepadSetup information file
isoDisk image file
jpgPhotosJoint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) image file
jpegPhotosJoint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) image file
jsonA JSON file is a file that stores simple data structures and objects in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format, which is a standard data interchange format.
lnkShortcut
logNotepadText document file that Windows writes a record of events to.
mp3Groove MusicMP3 sound format file
mp4Movies & TVMPEG-4 movie file
mkvMedia PlayerMatroska video file
msiWindows InstallerWindows Installer Package
otfWindows Font ManagerOpenType Fonts
pdfMicrosoft EdgePortable Document Format (PDF) file.
pngPhotosPortable Network Graphics (PNG) is a lossless bitmap compression method for image files.
ps1NotepadWindows PowerShell Script
psdPSD files are the native file format of Adobe Photoshop.
rarFile ExplorerA .RAR file is an archive that contains one or more files compressed using the RAR compression format.
regRegistry EditorRegistration entries
shtmlWeb page written in HTML that contains server side includes; processed (or parsed) by the Web server before being sent to the users browser
tarFile ExplorerA TAR file (short for Tape Archive) is an archive format used to bundle multiple files together for easier storage and sharing.
tbz2File ExplorerA .tbz2 file is a BZIP2-compressed TAR file.
tgzFile ExplorerA .TGZ file is a Unix TAR archive that has been compressed using Gnu Zip (GZIP) to reduce its file size.
ttfWindows Font ViewerTrueType Fonts
txtNotepadText document file
txzFile ExplorerA .txz file is an archive created using the Tar and XZ utilities.
tzstFile ExplorerA .TZST file is a Zstandard Compressed TAR Archive.
urlDefault web browserInternet shortcut
vbsMicrosoft Windows Based Script Host (wscript.exe)VBScript Script File
vhdWindows ExplorerVirtual Hard Disk image file
vhdxWindows ExplorerHyper-V Virtual Hard Disk image file
wavGroove MusicWave audio file
xmlMicrosoft EdgeXML document
xzFile ExplorerAn .xz file is an archive compressed using XZ compression, which is a high-ratio compression algorithm based on the LZMA algorithm.
zipCompressed (zipped) folder
zstFile ExplorerA ZST file is a file compressed with the Zstandard (zstd) compression algorithm.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Hello, :)

ico is in the table for you.
The reg file does not have an app included just the UserChoice registry key. I am trying to restore the file type default app to the out of the box app.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 5510
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11390H @ 3.40GHz
    Memory
    16 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD
The reg file does not have an app included just the UserChoice registry key. I am trying to restore the file type default app to the out of the box app.
Usually, when a user changes the default app for a file type, it only gets changed and applied under the "UserChoice" key for only their account.

The original default app for .ico files is the "Photos" app. Are you able to change it back?

 

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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
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    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    15" HDR
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    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Yes, I am. Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 5510
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11390H @ 3.40GHz
    Memory
    16 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512 GB SSD

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
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Hi @Brink

I opened a jpeg and got the pop-up window asking if I want to always use this app to open them file, or just once. I clicked always by mistake and wanted to reset it to have it ask the question again when I open the jpeg.

I did what you said by clicking Reset all default apps, but it still just opens the jpeg without asking the default question. I restarted the PC too, but no luck.

Any idea how to fix that? Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    DOMINATOR® PLATINUM RGB 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 DRAM 5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti SUPRIM X 12GB
    Hard Drives
    980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB
    970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000 1000 W 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler
Hi @Brink

I opened a jpeg and got the pop-up window asking if I want to always use this app to open them file, or just once. I clicked always by mistake and wanted to reset it to have it ask the question again when I open the jpeg.

I did what you said by clicking Reset all default apps, but it still just opens the jpeg without asking the default question. I restarted the PC too, but no luck.

Any idea how to fix that? Thanks
Hello RedLad, :alien:

I added jpeg to the table in option two to hopefully fix this for you. They should open with the Photos app by default.

You would need to use "Open with" like below to select another app to open jpeg files with instead.

 

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
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
@Brink thanks but I have never messed with registry files before really.

When you say they should open with the Photos app by default, I am certain it gave the option always or just once when I open the file.

What is actually going on there under the hood when I download and open these files? Is it similar to this type of thing what you're doing? I'd prefer to do it manually, purely to learn what is going on here.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    DOMINATOR® PLATINUM RGB 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 DRAM 5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti SUPRIM X 12GB
    Hard Drives
    980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB
    970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000 1000 W 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler
@Brink thanks but I have never messed with registry files before really.

When you say they should open with the Photos app by default, I am certain it gave the option always or just once when I open the file.

What is actually going on there under the hood when I download and open these files? Is it similar to this type of thing what you're doing? I'd prefer to do it manually, purely to learn what is going on here.


If a file doesn't have a default app assigned to it by default, it will prompt you the first time you open it to select a default app.

Normally, jpeg files are opened by the Photos app by default.

When you select a different app to open a file by default, it is saved to the UserChoice key for that file extension. The REG files in option two remove this for you to restore the default instead of user choice setting for its default app. The REG files make it easy to do without having to worry about making a mistake and breaking something if done manually.
 

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
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
If a file doesn't have a default app assigned to it by default, it will prompt you the first time you open it to select a default app.

Normally, jpeg files are opened by the Photos app by default.

When you select a different app to open a file by default, it is saved to the UserChoice key for that file extension. The REG files in option two remove this for you to restore the default instead of user choice setting for its default app. The REG files make it easy to do without having to worry about making a mistake and breaking something if done manually.
OK so if I simply delete the three files - (Default), Hash and Progld entries in the following it will reset it to factory settings?

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpeg\UserChoice
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpg\UserChoice
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    DOMINATOR® PLATINUM RGB 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 DRAM 5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti SUPRIM X 12GB
    Hard Drives
    980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB
    970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000 1000 W 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler
OK so if I simply delete the three files - (Default), Hash and Progld entries in the following it will reset it to factory settings?

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpeg\UserChoice
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.jpg\UserChoice
You can delete the UserChoice key for them instead to be easier to reset.
 

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
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
You can delete the UserChoice key for them instead to be easier to reset.
That didn't do it no. It didn't show the window where it asks for always or just once when I did this, then opened a jpeg again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    DOMINATOR® PLATINUM RGB 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 DRAM 5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti SUPRIM X 12GB
    Hard Drives
    980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB
    970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000 1000 W 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler
That didn't do it no. It didn't show the window where it asks for always or just once when I did this, then opened a jpeg again.

If it's opening the jpeg file with the Photos app, then that is the default.

You'll have to use the "Open with" context menu like in option one below instead for what you're wanting.

 

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
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
If it's opening the jpeg file with the Photos app, then that is the default.

You'll have to use the "Open with" context menu like in option one below instead for what you're wanting.

Hi @Brink thanks for the reply.

I had also tweaked a few things, then got a bit lost and couldn't get them back to normal default settings so decided to wipe and start again. However, in the process I nearly had a heart attack (OK, I am exaggerating here). Mainly down to this:

Upon booting to my USB to reinstall, I did the normal things, selecting the initial language, time and currency and keyboard input. Then did the usual delete partitions to just have two drives with Unallocated Space, then selecting the 1TB drive to install to.

But on the next screen with the 5 stages of installing Windows, a window appeared that I have never seen before during these reinstalls of Windows 11. It was a Windows Setup window and said - "Windows needs to restart to continue"

It automatically restarted in the allocated seconds, about 10 seconds or so..then it went and did a few things, like starting services etc, then ended up on the screen where I select my country/region. All seemed to go OK/normal from here to the desktop.

But, my main question here is - why did this happen if it never happened before upon my few reinstalls of Windows 11? Is it something to be concerned about? Would it be due to the fact I deleted them UserChoice folders in the reistry? Or, is it because I have reinstalled too many times now? I reckon this is about my sixth time doing a clean install. I am nearly sure it is only since I deleted them registry keys that it started happening. So strange. I will also post this issue in the installation section.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    DOMINATOR® PLATINUM RGB 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 DRAM 5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti SUPRIM X 12GB
    Hard Drives
    980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB
    970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000 1000 W 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler
Hi @Brink thanks for the reply.

I had also tweaked a few things, then got a bit lost and couldn't get them back to normal default settings so decided to wipe and start again. However, in the process I nearly had a heart attack (OK, I am exaggerating here). Mainly down to this:

Upon booting to my USB to reinstall, I did the normal things, selecting the initial language, time and currency and keyboard input. Then did the usual delete partitions to just have two drives with Unallocated Space, then selecting the 1TB drive to install to.

But on the next screen with the 5 stages of installing Windows, a window appeared that I have never seen before during these reinstalls of Windows 11. It was a Windows Setup window and said - "Windows needs to restart to continue"

It automatically restarted in the allocated seconds, about 10 seconds or so..then it went and did a few things, like starting services etc, then ended up on the screen where I select my country/region. All seemed to go OK/normal from here to the desktop.

But, my main question here is - why did this happen if it never happened before upon my few reinstalls of Windows 11? Is it something to be concerned about? Would it be due to the fact I deleted them UserChoice folders in the reistry? Or, is it because I have reinstalled too many times now? I reckon this is about my sixth time doing a clean install. I am nearly sure it is only since I deleted them registry keys that it started happening. So strange. I will also post this issue in the installation section.

It's hard to say.

I suppose it could be either from an installed update, or something else requiring the restart.
 

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
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
It's hard to say.

I suppose it could be either from an installed update, or something else requiring the restart.
Very, very strange though isn't it?

Is it anything to be majorly concerned about? I just want to have a good night's sleep, then get back to it tomorrow :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    DOMINATOR® PLATINUM RGB 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 DRAM 5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti SUPRIM X 12GB
    Hard Drives
    980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB
    970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000 1000 W 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler
Very, very strange though isn't it?

Is it anything to be majorly concerned about? I just want to have a good night's sleep, then get back to it tomorrow :)

If you used an official ISO for the USB, then it should be fine.
 

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
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
If you used an official ISO for the USB, then it should be fine.
It's not a dodgy copy at all. I downloaded it from Microsoft.

Ghot has informed me on another post about this that it's perfectly normal. As I said to Ghot, I'll sleep well tonight!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    DOMINATOR® PLATINUM RGB 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 DRAM 5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti SUPRIM X 12GB
    Hard Drives
    980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB
    970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000 1000 W 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler
It's not a dodgy copy at all. I downloaded it from Microsoft.

Ghot has informed me on another post about this that it's perfectly normal. As I said to Ghot, I'll sleep well tonight!

I agree there's nothing to worry about then. Sleep well.
 

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
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
That didn't do it no. It didn't show the window where it asks for always or just once when I did this, then opened a jpeg again.

I just remembered the setting below that will show the "Open with" dialog the next time you open a file when you installed a new app it supports opening. It's enabled by default, so it's just a matter of checking to make sure it wasn't disabled.

 

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
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Thanks for this Brink (y)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X670E-E Gaming WiFi
    Memory
    DOMINATOR® PLATINUM RGB 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 DRAM 5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti SUPRIM X 12GB
    Hard Drives
    980 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD 1TB
    970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000 1000 W 80+ Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler

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