How to Set your Default Apps on Windows 10

    With Windows 10, Microsoft has released a lot of new apps (native Windows apps) to replace the ones we use otherwise. These include the Groove Music App, the Microsoft Edge Browser, the Film and TV app and many more. But with the launch of these apps, Microsoft has also replaced your default apps when you upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1. For instance, I had Google Chrome as my default Web Browser and VLC as my default media player, but they were replaced by Microsoft Edge and Film & TV app respectively.

    Windows 10

    If you’re one of those who are still waiting for Windows 10 to download and install on your computer, you can read an earlier article on our blog to know how to upgrade to Windows 10 right now.

    Now coming back to the topic, you could manually reset your default apps on Windows 10, but Windows 10 provides you a better way to do which is less cumbersome to do. You can follow the steps mentioned below to change your default apps on Windows 10.

    #1 Go to Settings App

    Settings App

    The first step is to go to the Settings app on Windows 10. You can access it from the Start menu itself. Just open Start menu and then choose Settings.

    #2 Get into System Settings

    System Settings

    From the Settings app launch screen, choose the System option on the top left. It will allow you to change default system settings.

    #3 Default Apps from Side Menu

    Now, you just need to browse for the Default Apps on the side menu which will allow you to edit every default app on your system.

    #4 Choose the Default Apps

    Default Apps

    Now the last step is pretty simple. When you are in the Default Apps section, you can simply choose the default app category by category, choosing the app you like. If an app is already set for a category, click the name of that app to change the default one. However, if there is no app set yet, just click on the “+” icon to choose a default app for that category.

    I hope you were able to get all your default apps back to the ones you preferred. It was an easy to follow guide which I hope has helped you. Do share this with your friends who might also benefit from the guide. Also, let me know in the comments section below which is your favorite browser now? Are you convinced with the Microsoft Edge or are you still on Google Chrome or Firefox?

    Aneesh Bhatnagar
    Aneesh Bhatnagar
    Aneesh Bhatnagar is a Website Developer, who enjoys Tech as much as anyone can. He calls himself an Android Geek and a Microsoft Windows Lover. Apart from developing websites, he likes to read and write about technology as much as he can.

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