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    Fix An app default was reset Error in Windows 10

    Fix An app default was reset Error in Windows 10

    How to Fix 'An app default was reset' Error in Windows 10
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    30 May 2017
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    How to Fix 'An app default was reset' Error in Windows 10

    information   Information
    You may get a notification that states An app default was reset along with An app caused a problem with the default app setting for xxx files, so it was reset to xxx built-in app.

    Basically the file type gets its default association set back to a built-in Windows app instead of the app you set.

    This tutorial will show you how to fix and stop getting the An app default was reset notification for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    The fix will exclude the Microsoft Edge, Photos, 3D Builder, Zune Music, and Zune Video built-in Windows apps from being listed in the Open with dialog box.

    You will still be able to set default programs for Windows apps and file type associations in the Control Panel after applying the fix below.


    EXAMPLE: "An app default was reset" notification
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (fix) or step 3 (undo fix) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Fix "An app default was reset"

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Fix_An_app_default_was_reset.reg

    download


     3. To Undo "An app default was reset" Fix

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Undo_Fix_An_app_default_was_reset.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    14 Nov 2017 #1

    Hi Shawn,

    Are you able to explain how this works (fixes the issue)?

    Cheers,
    Kris
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 31,239
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
    Thread Starter
       14 Nov 2017 #2

    Hello Kris, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    The blue note box at the top of the tutorial explains what the fix essentially does. Doing this prevents this notification.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    14 Nov 2017 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Kris, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    The blue note box at the top of the tutorial explains what the fix essentially does. Doing this prevents this notification.
    Cheers Brink.

    Hopefully we won't have to apply this fix once MS fixes the problem.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 31,239
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
    Thread Starter
       14 Nov 2017 #4

    Fingers crossed.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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