1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 58
    Windows 10
       1 Week Ago #1

    Stop it from reassigning multimedia file types to Movies and TV?


    After installing the 64 bit version of Potplayer (the best performing player I've found for HEVC) and checking the options to assign all video types to it, Windows 10 threw a bit of a hissy fit.

    It proclaimed there was a "problem" and reassigned ALL audio and video file formats to Movies and TV, even ones I had not selected to assign to Potplayer, and smugly spammed me with an individual notification for each one. This was a few days ago but it just informed me of another three or four media file types it has decided are going to be opened with Movies and TV.

    Ho do I stop this irrational and unwanted behavior? Not the first time I've wanted to make Windows go sit in a corner until it understands what it's done wrong. :P Bloody software, getting above its station. The user is the lord of the manor...
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,215
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       1 Week Ago #2

    Hi, how did you assign the defaults? You can't do it from within a program now.
    Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    VLC player is about the only one that warns you about this.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 815
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511)
       1 Week Ago #3

    Galane said: View Post
    It proclaimed there was a "problem" and reassigned ALL audio and video file formats to Movies and TV, even ones I had not selected to assign to Potplayer, and smugly spammed me with an individual notification for each one....
    As Dalchina said, Microsoft have tightened up on the way apps are allowed to set associations. Some system calls used previously are no longer allowed - an app that uses deprecated methods will trigger these notifications. One such app that I have is Office Starter 2010.
    The following versions of Microsoft Office with the latest Service Packs have been confirmed to be compatible with Windows 10:

    • Office 2016
    • Office 2013/Office 365
    • Office 2010 (exception Office Starter 2010)
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...2-2c36cdb1936c

    Every time I use 'File.. Open..,' it seems to check default associations and trigger those notifications. The strange thing is that although Windows says it has reset .html, .avi, .mp4, etc. - none of them ever get reset from the defaults I have chosen for them. This is possibly because the defaults it resets them to are the ones I set using the approved methods (Settings, or 'Open with..' and ticking 'always use this app').

    Try setting the file associations yourself rather than getting the app to do it for you. You will may find you still get notifications, but the reset will be to the associations you chose, not the Windows defaults.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 58
    Windows 10
       1 Week Ago #4

    Well isn't that *special*. Where do I send in a request to fix this "feature"?
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 815
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511)
       1 Week Ago #5

    Galane said: View Post
    Well isn't that *special*. Where do I send in a request to fix this "feature"?
    To Pot Player - it's the way they set file associations that's using deprecated methods. Report it as a bug here...
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