1.    14 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    windows 10

    How to add a program?


    If I go to Control\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Default Programs.

    There is a panel on the left with a list of programs.

    How can I add a another program to this list?

    Don Cole
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  2.    14 Feb 2017 #2
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    You shouldn't need to, installing a program should automatically add it to that list.

    Having said that, I find that I have some installed programs that are missing from that list. What they have in common is that they are all old software, already installed long before my upgrade to Windows 10. It's probable that their installers (some pre-date even XP) didn't know about adding the registry settings required by the later versions of Windows in order to list all their defaults. They do however still work properly and appear in the list of installed apps.

    I don't know a way to add them to that list for defaults, but I do know another way to make them the default for a particular file type - which is I guess what you are trying to do.

    Find a file of the type you want to open in File Explorer. Right-click on it and choose 'Open with...'. Click 'More apps' and scroll down the list to find your program. Select it, tick the 'Always use this app...' box and click OK.
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  3.    16 Feb 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post

    Find a file of the type you want to open in File Explorer. Right-click on it and choose 'Open with...'. Click 'More apps' and scroll down the list to find your program. Select it, tick the 'Always use this app...' box and click OK.
    Thank you Bree,

    This worked. Actually I only wanted the icon not the program.

    So I just put the icon in where it says change program.


    It worked.

    Don Cole
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