Windows 10: How to restore the old Default Programs Menu? Solved

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  1.    24 Nov 2017 #1

    How to restore the old Default Programs Menu?


    I thought the old classic Default Programs Menu was completely gone and replaced by the PC Settings Default Programs which sucks because it doesn't show you how many file extensions a particular app is now handling or gives you the option to assign it all default. It's a very basic default programs menu.

    Today when I ran Windows Aero Tweaker and hit the Activate Windows Photo Viewer, it popped up the old classic default programs menu as shown below:



    So that means the menu is still there but I don't know how to access it in any other way other than launching Winaero Tweaker

    any ideas?
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  2.    24 Nov 2017 #2

    The Control Panel is still very much there but getting more hidden.

    One way to launch it is via
    Windows key + S
    type Control
    click Control Panel

    or in Settings, type Control in the search field

    or if you use Classic Shell start menu (free) then you can have
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  3. Posts : 27,223
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       24 Nov 2017 #3

    Hello Phoenix,

    If you like, you could create a shortcut using the command in Option 8 below for it.

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  4.    24 Nov 2017 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Phoenix,

    If you like, you could create a shortcut using the command in Option 8 below for it.

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
    That's better but still not the same as the previous Default Programs screen that we're accustomed to. It's till there because Winaero Tweaker is somehow able to pull it
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  5.    24 Nov 2017 #5

    dalchina said: View Post
    The Control Panel is still very much there but getting more hidden.

    One way to launch it is via
    Windows key + S
    type Control
    click Control Panel

    or in Settings, type Control in the search field

    or if you use Classic Shell start menu (free) then you can have
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    Not talking about the control panel mate, please read the post again, I'm talking about the default programs associations window that was there in all previous Windows editions including Windows 10 but before the Fall Creators Update
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  6. Posts : 31,137
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       24 Nov 2017 #6

    @Snappy Phoenix

    Is this closer to what you're looking for? I know which screens you're talking about, but they're not there any more. This, I think, is as close as you can get. I used Chrome as an example.

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  7. Posts : 5,459
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Nov 2017 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    @Snappy Phoenix

    Is this closer to what you're looking for? I know which screens you're talking about, but they're not there any more....
    They are still there in 1709 - what's missing is any direct link to open them from Settings or Control Panel. Where they used to be, 1709 now has links to the Settings version of those pages. But you can still open the Control Panel version if you know the CLSID.

    @Snappy Phoenix, for this particular page create a shortcut to...

    explorer shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram

    ...or use Winkey+R and run it.

    For any others, see...

    CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List for Windows 10
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  8.    25 Nov 2017 #8

    Snappy Phoenix said: View Post
    Not talking about the control panel mate, please read the post again, I'm talking about the default programs associations window that was there in all previous Windows editions including Windows 10 but before the Fall Creators Update
    I know- it's part of it.

    Can you see the eighth one down on the right?

    It's called 'Default Programs'

    It looks like this:
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    Those take you here, mate:
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    and here, mate:
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    Thank you mate.
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  9. Posts : 5,459
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       25 Nov 2017 #9

    dalchina said: View Post
    I know- it's part of it.

    Can you see the eighth one down on the right?

    It's called 'Default Programs'

    It looks like this:

    Those take you here:...
    Not in the FCU they don't, @dalchina. In 1709 they now take you to the Settings App versions. Since the Fall Creators Update the only way to get the Control Panel versions is the one I gave in post #7.
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  10. Posts : 3,086
    10.4 Home 1709 x64
       25 Nov 2017 #10

    Bree said: View Post
    explorer shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram
    Thanks, this will do nicely, since the new menu does not allow me to set every software properly.
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