Default app for htm keeps reverting to MS Edge Solved

  1.    10 Feb 2017 #1

    Default app for htm keeps reverting to MS Edge

    This has been getting annoying. It's been happening several times a day, not just after an update. Anybody else seeing this?

    Unfortunately you can't uninstall Edge ...
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       10 Feb 2017 #2

    Hello DJG, :)

    You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help if it's for the same notification in the tutorial.

    An app default was reset - Fix in Windows 10
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       10 Feb 2017 #3

    One reason that can trigger a string of 'an app default was reset' notifications is using an older program that employs methods of checking and setting defaults that have been deprecated. If the notification occurs after using one particular program then look to see if an updated version is available. For this particular OP the culprit was an old version of Infranview (for which there is an update that works properly).

    Setting up Windows 10 Pro
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  4.    10 Feb 2017 #4

    Thanks Brink. Mind you I don't get a notification, I just get Edge opening them again without notice.

    I just applied the reg edit only for Edge from your file. Let's see what happens :).

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  5.    10 Feb 2017 #5

    Well, that made it so it ALWAYS uses Edge and Open with another cannot switch it even temporarily - there's no "Always use" option.

    Sigh ...
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       10 Feb 2017 #6

    You might see if you may be able to use one of the other options below to set the default app for the file type.

    Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10
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  7.    10 Feb 2017 #7

    Thanks, Brink. Maybe reverting will resume normal behavior - let's see how long it lasts :)
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  8.    11 Feb 2017 #8

    No such luck - again Edge claims it must open html files. This is so annoying! Anybody know of a way to disable Edge? Maybe renaming it to EdgeSucks.exe or something?
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  9.    21 Feb 2017 #9

    OK, since I ran Win update KB3216755 things have been back to normal.

    Cumulative Update KB3216755 Windows 10 version 1607 build 14393.726
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       21 Feb 2017 #10

    Great news.
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