Windows 10: Unable to remove Program Associations Solved

  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    Unable to remove Program Associations

    After not being able to open links from Steam or Skype using Chrome, I tried to remove the program associations for Chrome.

    However, it appears that I cannot unselect boxes currently selected.

    This bug also persists to other programs. For example, if I try to remove the associations for Microsoft Edge, I cannot do so.

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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Archaic, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Are you able to set the browser you want as the default app instead?
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks for the help, but this didn't work.

    The main problem is that I want to use Chrome - I've been trying to reset the associations somehow.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       03 Aug 2015 #4

    Since the above didn't help, you might see if doing this below to set Chrome as the default from within Chrome may help.

    Make Chrome your default browser - Chrome Help
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  5.    04 Aug 2015 #5

    I'm afraid that this didn't work, as Chrome is already my default browser.

    The main issue I've been having is that opening links in Steam crashes the client, and opening links in Skype simply doesn't work.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       04 Aug 2015 #6

    I'm afraid that I'm unable to with those two apps.
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  7.    05 Aug 2015 #7

    I've managed to fix the problem after a few more restarts of my computer.

    I'm not sure if it's fixed because of your suggestions, however, but thanks for the help. :)
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       05 Aug 2015 #8

    Great news.
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