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Sometimes, files open in programs that we just don’t want to use. But did you know that you can actually choose which program the file type should be opened with? Keep reading this article to find out how.

  1. Go to the Start menu – this is the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner, or alternatively, use the Windows button on your keyboard.

2. Click on Settings as shown above. You can also just type this directly into the search box.

3. Hit Apps, then Default Apps. It is important to note that you may need to install the programs you want to use before you can change the default app.

4. Click on the app you want to change and choose the new default app from the drop-down menu.

As simple as that!

If you decide to revert back to the ‘old ways’, simply follow the above instructions 1-3, then scroll down to the bottom and click Reset. This will revert all apps to the original defaults.

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