1.    27 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home 64bit

    force W10 to show checkbox with "always use this app to open file"


    The last update messed up some of my associations, by right-clicking on specific file types it asked which app I want to associate to it but I associated a wrong application to a file type, ticked the check box and after realizing the mistake it took me several hours to figure out how to fix the bad association.
    It could have been much easier if I was able to make windows to show up that checkbox.

    Is there any chance to force W10 to show up that checkbox with "always use this app to open .x files?

    (Current version: Windows 10 Home 1607 14393.1593)
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  2.    27 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2014
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    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by temesin View Post
    ......Is there any chance to force W10 to show up that checkbox with "always use this app to open .x files?
    Right click again, choose 'Open with'►'Choose another app'►choose, check mark the box, click OK.

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  3.    27 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2017
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
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    I've already tried that but the checkbox does not show up in any circumstances. I tried to restart etc. does not show up.
    Something like a one-way route...for me...no return

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Right click again, choose 'Open with'►'Choose another app'►choose, check mark the box, click OK.

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  4.    28 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    At "Choose another APP" menu there's next step "More APPs" from which you can choose any (compatible)program from it's folder.
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