How to reset default programs and file associations on Windows 10
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File associations define the default program
which will be opened by report to a file type. For example, you can define for JPEG image files, which application will be opened when you double-click on a JPEG image. You may need to reset default programs and file associations on Windows 10
due to problems opening applications. This page explains how to reset the Windows 10 default programs and file associations
How to reset file associations on Windows 10 Table of contents 1 HowtoresetdefaultprogramsandfileassociationsonWindows10 2 Repair file associations and reset programs to default 2.1 RstAssociations 2.2 Windows Repair 2.3 File Associations fixer tool 2.4 System Restore 3 Links around type of applications 4 HowtoresetdefaultprogramsandfileassociationsonWindows10 As shown in the "introduction, the association of files allows you to associate an application with a file type. You will find all the explanations on the page: Default programs and file extensions
In some cases, you may encounter problems like a corrupted and no longer working file association. Before resetting the file associations, be aware that you can back up the configuration: Export or import the default programs on Windows 10
. Windows 10 has a feature that allows reset file associations . This resets programs to default with Microsoft applications, so you can fix the file association. To do so, Open Windows settings 10
then click on Applications.
In the applications window, on the left, click Default applications. At the bottom is a reset button.
From there you can cHang up the default application by following our page: Default programs and file extensions
Then check if the program opens and if the problem is solved. Well done! you have successfully reset Windows 10 default programs and file associations. Repair file associations and reset programs to default After computer virus attack
or improper handling, file associations may be damaged. There are free utilities available to repair these. The next page explains how to correct and repair file associations. RstAssociations The RstAssociations program allows you to restore file associations. You can choose the type of files to correct or check everything to reset everything to default. Here is the download link: Download RstAssociations
Start the program RstAssociations. Click on All or check the types of files to repair. Click the Restore button to restore. Restart the computer.
Well done! You have successfully reset Windows 10 default programs and file associations. Windows Repair Windows Repair is a free and comprehensive software for repairing Windows. Among the functions offered, you can repair and restore file associations. Download Windows Repair
Then open the Repair Main tab Then Open Repairs Uncheck all repairs except the 22 as below Finally click on Go at the bottom right to launch the repair
As a reminder, there is a tutorial on Windows Repair: Windows Repair Tutorial: How to Repair Windows
Bravo! you have successfully reset Windows 10 default programs and file associations. File Associations fixer tool File Associations fixer tool is another utility for fixing file associations. Download link: Download File Associations Fixer Tool
L " application is free and provided in ZIP
format. In case the EXE executables no longer work, you will have to change thefile type of File Assocations Fixer Tool. For this, follow the instructions to change the file extension: Show file extensions: Windows 10: comment show file extensions
Rename the executable of the FileAssocFixTool_Win10.exe application to FileAssocFixTool_Win10.com or FileAssocFixTool_Win10.scr Finally, double-click on the file to run File Associations fixer tool
We then arrive at the following interface with the list of file types that can be fixed and repaired.
Just click on the icon and the file association corrected with a fixed confirmation message.
Well done! you have successfully reset Windows 10 default programs and file associations. Restore system System restore allows you to revert to a restore point, that is to say to a previous configuration of Windows. If this is enabled, you can therefore revert to a previous state of Windows. This therefore corrects these file association problems. For more information on this function of Windows, read our article: System restore Windows: restore Windows, create a restore point
To start the system restore: On your keyboard, press Windows key + R In the run window, type rstrui.exe then OK. Let yourself be guidedto choose a restore point at a date before the Windows malfunctioned. If all is well, the restore should complete and return Windows to its original state. More information to restore Windows 10: How to restore Windows 10: step by step
Finally as a reminder on Windows 7, you can start a restore at computer startup. Useful in case this is not possible from Windows: Start a system restore at Windows 7 startup
Links around type-d "applications Some links around file extensions, file associations. How to change the default program on Windows 10 File extensions on Windows File associations and file extensions Windows 10: how to view file extensions Default programs and file extensions How to reset file associations on Windows 10
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