Windows 10: An App Default was Reset notification opens Settings - no information

  1.    12 Aug 2017 #1

    An App Default was Reset notification opens Settings - no information

    Hi, Action Centre has occasionally displayed one or several
    "An App Default was Reset /An app caused a problem with the default app"

    Clicking such a notification simply opens Settings.

    This I find particularly unhelpful.

    Have you seen this, and is there any way of finding out what actually happened? Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro V 1703 Build 15063.540
       12 Aug 2017 #2

    Have you installed anything just prior to the time you got the notification? The only time I have seen this is when I install a software that will change the Windows default app. An example is if I install Adobe Reader on a PC when I'm done I get that message. And clicking on the notification does go to Settings. It doesn't say "which" app was reset, but that is the only answer I can see is fitting. If this is not the case then it's tough to say what caused the notification.
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  3. Posts : 30,631
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       12 Aug 2017 #3

    Hey @dalchina, :)

    If you keep getting the notification, then you may be able to stop it using the tutorial below.

    Fix An app default was reset Error in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  4.    13 Aug 2017 #4

    Hi Brink- thanks.. it's something I've only seen about 3 times altogether, but the last time was triggered when I made a small change- not an installation. I received about 5 such notification messages in the Action Centre simultaneously.

    A couple of obscure media associations were reset to Films and TV - so it seems your tutorial looks helpful - as always! :)
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  5. Posts : 30,631
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       13 Aug 2017 #5

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