How do I open a new file?
There are two main ways to open a file:
- Find the file on your computer and double-click it. This will open the file in its default application.
- Open the application, then use the application to open the file. Once the application is open, you can go to the File menu at the top of the window and select Open.
How do I change the default program to open a file with?
Use the Open With command. In File Explorer, right-click on a file whose default program you want to change. Select Open With > Choose Another App. Check the box that says “Always use this app to open . [file extension] files.” If the program you want to use is displayed, select it and click OK.
Which is the default application to open a file in?
When you open a file in Windows, it will usually open in the default application for that type of file. For example, a photo will open in Windows Photo Viewer (or the Photos application in Windows 8) by default. But you may not always want this.
How can I open a file in a different application?
Sometimes you may want to open a file in a different application without changing the default. For example, you may want to open a photo with Microsoft Paint to crop or resize it. From the desktop, right-click the desired file. From the drop-down menu, click Open with, then select the desired application.
How to find the program to open a file in Windows?
Download and install OpenWithEnhanced. When you’re confronted with a file type you’ve never seen before–or you just want to see if you’ve got better options available than your default program–right-click it, select “Open with,” then select “Choose default program…”
How to change default program to open files in Windows 10?
1. Setup Default Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 offers a dedicated setting to setup default apps to open different files. Press “Win + I” shortcut keys and open Windows Settings app and click on the “Apps” option. Select “Default apps” from the left sidebar. You will see a list of default apps assigned to open email, music, photos and web browser.