Windows 10: Can't choose default software / choices won't get saved

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  1.    30 Jul 2016 #21

    Perfect thanks, that was the only one that worked for me


    BadWulf said: View Post
    Thank you all this was driving me up the wall. A work around I found that sticks is to use the "set default by App" approach.

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    1. Open "Settings"
    2. Choose "System"
    3. Select "Default apps"
    4. Select "Set default by app" at the bottom
    5. Select "Google Chrome"
    6. Select "Choose defaults for this program"
    7. Click "Select All"
    8. Then "Save" The computer will indicate it is saving for about 2-4 seconds.
    9. Click "Ok" and close out any windows associated with this process and your done.

    I tried a bunch of different things including a reg update option and also the local vs MS Account stuff but this was the only one that worked. Thanks.
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  2.    04 Aug 2016 #22

    Redstone released with absolutely same problem. Well done Microsoft!
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  3. Posts : 2,379
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       04 Aug 2016 #23

    MS plans to remove old control panel completely, once it does, we will not be able to set default apps.
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  4.    04 Aug 2016 #24

    So that's when I buy Apple, I guess.
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  5. Posts : 1,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       04 Aug 2016 #25

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    MS plans to remove old control panel completely, once it does, we will not be able to set default apps.
    Oh dear. Will MS ever learn?
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  6. Posts : 2,379
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       04 Aug 2016 #26

    Steve C said: View Post
    Oh dear. Will MS ever learn?
    I would not be worry just yet. Half of the settings are still not converted to the new format, so it will be a few more years.
    Maybe they will fix the issues. But trusting MS?! They removed desktop, restored desktop, removed Start, restored Start.
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  7.    09 Aug 2016 #27

    I've run into the same problem. However, mine has an added wrinkle. I took the advice from those who were "cured" and went to the alternate route of "Choose Defaults for This Program." Unfortunately, CHROME didn't show up in the list. Firefox was there but no chrome. I've attached pix as supporting doc. This stuff makes me absolutely crazy. Not to mention the Microsoft Edge processes that absolutely take over this machine and I don't even use the program - incredible.

    Anyone have any ideas on the Where's my Chrome for defaulting as an app?
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  8.    09 Aug 2016 #28

    Hi, this has been answered in the forum. Try #5 here:
    Solved Can't make Chrome default browser, only msEdge - Windows 10 Forums
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  9. Posts : 1,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       10 Aug 2016 #29

    W10ddubya said: View Post
    I've run into the same problem. However, mine has an added wrinkle. I took the advice from those who were "cured" and went to the alternate route of "Choose Defaults for This Program." Unfortunately, CHROME didn't show up in the list. Firefox was there but no chrome. I've attached pix as supporting doc. This stuff makes me absolutely crazy. Not to mention the Microsoft Edge processes that absolutely take over this machine and I don't even use the program - incredible.

    Anyone have any ideas on the Where's my Chrome for defaulting as an app?
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    I would uninstall & reinstall Chrome for all users.
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  10.    10 Aug 2016 #30

    dalchina - Thanks for the response but that wasn't really what I was looking for. I had already read through most of those responses and tried those fixes, unfortunately, to no avail. My issue was a little different.
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