1.    02 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1
    Win 10

    Add a program to Default Programs or Protocol Handlers Lists

    Hi guys,

    Does anyone have a Tutorial, link, or tested ideas on:

    1. How to manually add a program to Default Programs List in Win 10, if it doesn't show up for a current user? I don't want to create a new user account for that even if its possible that way.

    2. How to add a new protocol handler app for a listed in Win 10 protocol, if that desktop app isn't shown in its handlers list?

    Win 10 Set Associations feature doesn't offer "Look for another app on this PC" option for Protocol Handlers, its only available for File Extension Handlers. This method doesn't seem to work anymore, possibly due to added app hash requirements in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\URLAssociations\*​protocol*\UserCho ice" key.

    3. How to add a new protocol manually in Win 10? For that question, MS seems to give a direct answer for programmers, not sure if relevant to Win 10 though. But if a certain program failed to add its protocol correctly at install, how a user can fix that - any tools, apart from checking mentioned Registry keys manually? More links are given here.
    Last edited by zamar21; 02 Nov 2015 at 15:12.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved How to add my own program to the list of Default programs?
I'm trying to add my own program (AkelPad) to the list of Default programs. https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/724060 I created and applied the reg-file, but the program still is not in the list. Windows Registry Editor...
Software and Apps
Add/remove programs from Most Used List
​Hi to the list. First apologize if i am posting in the wrong section. I have passe from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I rember that on the windows 7 i could drag and drop in the start menu all the programs i use mostly and in the mean time i could...
Software and Apps
'Settings' Default is not= Control Panel 'Default Programs' - All
Hi, An observation, not a question. I wanted to set Thunderbird as my default email client again (after having reset defaults whilst looking for a problem). So I set it as my default email client in 'System', 'Default Apps'. This proved not to...
Software and Apps
Programs list
Hello all can anyone tell me where i can find a list of programs so i can start them Thanks
General Support
List of working apps/programs
Since the latest build has the kernel revision to 10 (that escalated quickly), I'm curious as to see if this is causing any programs to not work, work just fine, or work in capability mode. List away!
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums