1.    04 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 53
    Windows 10

    File properties not working


    OK, so I open up "file properties" and I want to change the program that opens a particular file type when I double click it.

    Windows 10 won't let me do this.

    None of the buttons work - the "Change" or the "advanced". I can change tabs, but I cannot change the default program for a file type. I clicked it a bunch of times and I half expect in a few minutes I'll be deluged with dialog boxes all at once, but so far nothing.

    I didn't have this problem in Win7.

    Besides "Uninstall Windows 10" are there any other ways I can get this to work? Thanks!
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  2.    04 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    There are a few ways I will use to choose a program to open a particular file type..................

    1. Use Open With if you have it installed.
    Right click at the file > Open With > at the bottom of the popup, click Choose another app > scroll to find the program you want > click that program > check the box " Always use this app to open ( the file type) > OK when done.

    2. Right click at Start button > Control Panel > top right, click the View by and select large or small > click Default Programs > select Associate a file type or protocol with a program > wait for loading > left side, scroll down to the file type in question > click it > top right, click Change program > if program you want is not on the list, click More apps > find the program you want, click it > click OK.

    3. Start button > Settings > System > left side, Default app > right side, click Choose default applications by file type > click at the program set as default > a drop down box will give you more programs to choose from.
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  3.    04 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 53
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, the "choose another app" doesn't do anything. There's the blue spinning "timer" icon for a second, then nothing.

    "Change program" doesn't do anything. Again, timer icon, then nothing.

    People get critical of me when I insult the people who programmed this OS, but seriously? Am I expected to have praise for it? These problems didn't happen in Win7

    3rd method worked. Thanks
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  4.    04 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    No idea why the first 2 options do not work.
    In fact, Open With is my favorite.

    Anyway, your issue is sorted.
    Please mark your thread as Solved.
    Thank you.
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  5.    04 Mar 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    What was the solution? I'd like to know for future reference.
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  6.    04 Mar 2016 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 53
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    This one

    3. Start button > Settings > System > left side, Default app > right side, click Choose default applications by file type > click at the program set as default > a drop down box will give you more programs to choose from.
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