Frequently Asked Questions

Windows 10: How do I set default programs?
Last Updated 3 years ago

This article will be about how an end user can setup their default programs in windows 10.

1.) Log into your PC.
2.) In the lower left hand corner, left click windows icon (start menu).

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3.) In the left hand corner, left click on "Settings" (Gear icon).

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4.) A new window will appear, and left click on "Apps"

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5.) When the windows change to "Apps & features" on the left hand side, left click "Default Apps"

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6.) Once in the "Default apps" window you can change/adjust the programs as needed.

There are certain programs like "Adobe Acrobat DC" that will require further steps.

1.) At the bottom of "Default apps", left click on the highlighted link "Set defaults by app".


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2.) Once in the window "Set defaults by app", left click on the desired application, and left click on "Managed".


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3.) In the case of the "Adobe Acrobat DC" program we would left click on ".pdf" to associate that extension with the Adobe program.


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4.) Once that is done you can simply close out of the programs and now that program will run with that extension.

- Your WNCC IT Team


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