Application not showing in default app

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  1. Posts : 90
    windows 10 PRO 64 bits
       #1

    Application not showing in default app


    Hello I have one issue with VLC media and media player classic they are not showing in the default applications. even if i go to choose default applications by file type they are not not listed. How do you get them to show? thank you.
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  2. Posts : 16,892
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    Do this for each file extension you want to set up to run with your chosen application:
    1 Right click on a file with the file extension you want to set up,
    2 Open with,
    3 If the one you want is not in the list then Choose another app,
    4 Set the Always use this ... checkbox,
    5 If the one you want is not in the list then More apps,
    6 If the one you want is not in the list then Look for another app on this PC,
    7 Browse to and select the chosen application's .exe file, click on Open,
    8 It will then open the file in the chosen app.
    9 All other files with the same file extension should also run in your chosen app if you now simply double-click on them.


    Most of this is also explained with pretty pictures in Option 2 of
    Choose Default Apps - TenForumsTutorials
    but it leaves out my steps 6, 7. Instead, the tutorial takes a bit of a shortcut that I generally don't take.


    If you had only been interested in getting your chosen apps in the Open with list instead of working through to set them as the default app for those file extensions then I would have suggested a different tutorial:
    Remove, Add Programs from Open with Context Menu - TenForumsTutorials
    and I would have advised you to take note of post #26 in that tutorial thread
    Remove, Add Programs from Open with Context Menu [hexaae UWPApps note #26] - TenForumsTutorials



    All the best,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #3

    Hello @gremar,

    gremar said:
    I have one issue with VLC media and media player classic they are not showing in the default applications. even if i go to choose default applications by file type they are not not listed. How do you get them to show? thank you.
    To see a full list of the available Default Apps [ Sorted by Name ], Copy & Paste the following command into a PS Prompt and press Enter:

    Code:
    
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName | Sort Name

    For VLC specifically:

    Code:
    
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where Name -Like '*VLC*' | Select Name, PackageFullName | Sort Name

    For what it is worth, I have VLC which does NOT show, although I installed it as a standalone download !

    I hope this helps.
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  4. Posts : 42,870
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Have you downloaded the portable version? That would not provide default options.

    By way of an example, this is what I see: I can assign it thus:
    Application not showing in default app-untitled.png
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  5. Posts : 90
    windows 10 PRO 64 bits
    Thread Starter
       #5

    thank you all for your response espically Try3, I followed your steps and it's working now thank you all.
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  6. Posts : 16,892
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #6

    gremar said:
    it's working now
    Good.

    Oh, by the way, it's really worth making time to browse through the Tutorial index - there's a shortcut to it at the top of every page.
    - At the foot of the Tutorial index is a shortcut to download it as a spreadsheet.
    - I download a new copy each month.
    - By downloading it as a spreadsheet I can benefit from Excel's excellent filtering capabilities when I search for topics of interest.
    - Tutorials are also listed by category at Tutorials - there's also a shortcut to that at the top of every page.
    - Both tutorial lists are searchable.
    - You can also search for TenForumsTutorials in many general search engines, such as Google, by adding site:tenforums.com/tutorials after your search term. For example,
    taskbar toolbars site:tenforums.com/tutorials

    You can search TenForums using the search box in the top-right corner of all TenForums webpages or using Advanced Search - TenForums
    - You can also search TenForums threads in many general search engines, such as Google, by adding site:tenforums.com after your search term. For example,
    Search for drivers by HardwareID site:tenforums.com
    - [This is what the search box in the top-right corner of TenForums webpages does automatically]


    All the best,
    Denis
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  7. Posts : 90
    windows 10 PRO 64 bits
    Thread Starter
       #7

    hello, maybe i spoke too soon. I realised it only open that type of file but not the default,for paul black i want to say i did paste the command but got the message (get-appxpackage is not recognised as an internal or external command,)

    this is what i get in choose default application by file type. I will go through the tutorial and see where i can head to. thank you


    Application not showing in default app-default-app.jpg
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  8. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #8

    Hello @gremar,

    gremar said:
    ... Paul Black i want to say i did paste the command but got the message (get-appxpackage is not recognised as an internal or external command.
    Here is a snippet of what I get if I enter the command in PS ISE and press Enter:

    Application not showing in default app-image.png

    I hope this helps.
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  9. Posts : 16,892
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #9

    gremar said:
    I realised it only open that type of file but not the default
    Yes, you need to use the procedure for every file extension [file type] that you want to open in the chosen application.

    gremar said:
    i did paste the command but got the message (get-appxpackage is not recognised as an internal or external command,)
    You need to paste Paul's command into a PowerShell window not a Cmd prompt window.


    Denis
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  10. Posts : 90
    windows 10 PRO 64 bits
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Hi i must be doing something wrong then. here is what i get:


    Application not showing in default app-error.jpg
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