XP: How to Change the Default Application Used to Open a Certain File Type

Posted August 22, 2006 by MickeyMouse in Windows

If you double-click a file and it opens in the wrong program, here is how to change what program opens up that file type.

1. Right-click on the file type you want changed.
2. Select Open With.
3. Select Choose Program.
4. Select the program you wish to use to open that file type.

If the program is not listed, click the browse button, and browse to the program that you want to use.

5. Click the Always use the selected program to open this type of file checkbox.
6. Click OK.

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