Windows 10: File types make win10 act like win7/8.

  1.    06 Jun 2017 #1

    File types make win10 act like win7/8.

    Is there anyway to make file types act more like Win7/8? I am getting tired of setting media file types when the program(winamp,MPC,ect) use to set them fine in admin mode...when you are dealing with dozens of file types do anything manually is a pain.

    Some file types will stick, some won't so you have to set them per file type, some ask to change the default icon its a mess.... is there an all in one fix or we basically at M$'s whims on this?

    Or do programs like media player classic, ect need to update to the new file type setup? I'd rather revert it than wait on program updates but i do not think there's an option for that...
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       06 Jun 2017 #2

    Hi ZippyDSMlee.

    This may not be the right answer but I'll take a shot.

    If you go into setting, the looks for Apps. In the Creators Update it has it own box. In Anniversary it is with System.

    Click on Default apps, then on the right scroll all the way to bottom and click on Set defaults by app.

    When this window open select the app you want to set on left and then over on the lower right you have two options.

    Set this program as default - all possible file types that could be owned by program are assigned to this program.


    Choose defaults for this program - this opens a window of all possible file types that could be assigned but lets you selective pick and choose.

    Hope this is what you are looking for.

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