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Apps need to be installed before you can set them as the default. You may want your .pdf files, or email, or music to automatically open using an app other than the one provided by Microsoft. To choose default apps by file type. scroll down and select Choose default apps by file type .

Configure default apps by file name extension or by app. For example, to set an installed photo viewing app as the default program that is used to open all of the file types and protocols that it supports, click Set defaults by app, select the photo viewing app > Manage, and then select the file types and associations for the app. Export ...

Select the Start button, and then type Default apps. In the search results, select Default apps. Under Web browser, select the browser currently listed, and then select Microsoft Edge or another browser.

THE THREE TYPES OF DEFAULT APPS: First of all if you are trying to DELETE a default app then read below but if you are trying to change the default app that you set for an app or a program then scroll until you read the all-caps bold heading that reads "Unbinding Default apps from programs".. anyways, there are three types of apps that are considered default.

When a user sets program defaults using Default Programs, the default setting applies only to that user and not to other users who might use the same computer.Default Programs provides a set of APIs (deprecated in Windows 8) that enable independent software vendors (ISVs) to include their programs or applications in the defaults system. The API set also helps ISVs better manage their status as ...