How to change default app to open certain file types.  

  1. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro

    How to change default app to open certain file types.

    It's not as simple as it seems :)
    Although it's easy as pie to change default apps by type file, but how to do it if I want to use app that's not on the default Window list?
    Like in this example,
    How to change default app to open certain file types.-screenshot_99.png
    File is opened by IE but I have installed in my system programme called Notepad++ and I want it to open .xml files whenever i double click on them. But Notepad++ is not on the Windows list
    How to change default app to open certain file types.-screenshot_100.png
    So how to set this up to open .xml files with Notepad++?
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  2. Posts : 41,625
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, have you tried rt click, Open With, browse to that, ensure tick box at bottom is checked and set it as default?

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10

    Option 2, 3

    This question about Notepad++ has been asked before- please feel free to search tenforums for previous solved posts.
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  3. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    I've got it. Managed to resolved it by myself:) Thx for the tip though :)
    For posterity, if they want to, that's what I did.
    Went to MS store, I just thought that it's pointless as I already have this app installed, dl it but haven't installed. Since then, when I double clicked first .xml file, window popped up asking what app I want to use it to open this file and now, Notepad++ was on the list.
    So now, whenever i double click any .xml file - it's being opened by Notepad++ as I wanted.
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