Windows opening file with wrong application?

In this tutorial, we will learn how to correct the issue of files opening in the wrong application.

There are two methods of correcting this issue:

Method 1: Adjust using a sample file
  1. Right-click on the file you want to open
  2. Choose Open with option
  3. On the pop-up menu that opens, click on more apps
  4. Scroll down through the various apps, and select the app you want to be using.
  5. Check/tick the box that says Always use this app to open…..
  6. Then click okay
  7. If the app you want to use is not listed, click on look for another app in this pc. Locate the app and click okay.
Method 2: Adjust your default app settings
  1. Click on the windows button and type in settings.
  2. Click on the Settings icon to open your windows settings
  3. On the settings menu, click the app’s icon.
  4. On the screen that opens up, on the left-hand side, click the default apps option
  5. Here you will see a listing of the default apps used to open the various files. To change a default app, click on it and choose the app you want to use.
  6. You can also make these changes using the file type. Scroll down until you see “Choose default applications by file type”
  7. To the right of the file type you want to change, click on the icon to change to a new default app.
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