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How to change files from opening in default programmes

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    How to change files from opening in default programmes


    My laptop is defaulting e-mail attachments and most programmes to open in windows picture viewer, and if it isn't a picture I am unable to view the file without saving it and selecting 'open with'

    Does anyone know how I can just get it to open in the appropriate programme first time?

    Thank you

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Suz, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, you can use the tutorial below to restore the default associations of the affected file extensions.
    When you use "Open with", be sure to check the Use this app for all (extension) files box like in Option Two below to have the selected program set to always open the file by default.

    Hope this helps for now,
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