Default Programs

The operating system allocates a program by default app settings for opening certain file types, but you can easily change and open them in the program of your choice. Default Programs – but you may prefer opening them with other programs such as the Picture Manager which load quickly – or Paint which even provides instant editing features at hand.

How to set programs as Default ?

  • Select Start > Settings > Apps > Default apps.
  • To change the default app, you can do either of the following:
  • You can choose which app can open that file or link type.
  • Select an app to see what file types or link types it can open.
  • Open Default apps.


  • Type Control Panel and select that option.
  • Select the “Programs” > “Set your programs”.
  • Click “Select this program as default” for each one.
  • When you’re finished choosing defaults, click “OK.”


  • Press Win + X and choose Control Panel’.
  • Choose ‘Programs’ > ‘Default Programs’ > ‘Set your default programs’ .
  • Choose a program to open all file types and click on ‘Set this program as default’ option and click on ‘OK’.
  • Choosing the ‘Open with’ option to display Choose default program option.
  • To set default apps you will have to go to Settings > Apps > Default apps.

Can default programs be changed ?

Go to Settings > Apps > Default apps. You’ll see your default apps for common uses here, like Email, Music player, Web browser, and more. Click an app to see others installed on your system that can take its place.