Changing default app won't stick

  1. Posts : 37
    Win 10 Pro 1903

    Changing default app won't stick

    Hi all
    I am trying to give Windows Photo Viewer all its (file extension) defaults

    I have tried two ways to set Windows Photo Viewer as default:

    Control Panel / Default Programs / Set your default programs / Windows Photo Viewer
    Whatever I do, windows does not let me assign more that two defaults to Windows Photo Viewer. e.g. jpg cannot be assigned.

    Changing default app won't stick-photo-viewer-defaults.jpg

    Setting / System / Default apps
    When I click Photo Viewer chose a default, a list pops up, but it does not contain Windows Photo Viewer.

    Changing default app won't stick-settings.jpg

    Also I tried to set jRiver as the default for Video Player. It does appear in the list and I can select it in the list, but it will not appear as the default Video Player.

    If I chose Photos as the Photo Viewer app, it appears as the default for both Photo Viewer and Video Player.

    Does anyone have an idea what might be wrong here?
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  2. Posts : 37
    Win 10 Pro 1903
    Thread Starter

    I had to unregister Windows Photo Viewer and then restore it as outlined here:
    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Then I gave jRiver all its defaults (this includes the ones for photo files) and finally I gave Windows Photo Viewer all its defaults.

    This time the defaults were accepted and they stick, so all is well.
      My Computer


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