1. Joined : Nov 2014
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       02 Aug 2015 #1

    Issues Trying to Choose Default Apps


    As background information, please note that I have Office 2013 installed.

    Several issues are occurring when I try choose my default apps:

    1) Calendar
    The Calendar app is installed and works, but it is not set as my default. When I click "Choose a default," I get the popup that says, "There is no installed app for this type of file or protocol."

    2) Maps
    Same as Calendar.

    3) Email
    It is defaulted to Outlook (desktop). I thought that was strange but no big deal, I would change it to the Mail app. But when I try to change it, the only app available is my Outlook desktop app. Why isn't the Mail app listed?

    4) Video Player
    I have VLC Metro Player installed and would have thought it would be in the list of possible apps to choose, but it is not. Is this normal or is there something else I would have to do to enable VLC as the default?

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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,517
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello nuspieds, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, setting the defaults in Control Panel -> Default Programs works best.

    Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Nov 2014
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       02 Aug 2015 #3


    But even in Control Panel, it is incorrect and incomplete.

    For example, in my list of Programs, Maps, Calendar, Mail, Photos, etc., are missing. So, too, are all my third-party MUI apps.

    And even from this path, when I try to choose an app for Calendar, for example, I still get that message that there is no app installed for this file type or protocol.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,517
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       02 Aug 2015 #4

    Open with context menu?
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