Default apps error when trying to set file associations, Win 10

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Default apps error when trying to set file associations, Win 10

Post by Quadzilla »

Hello everyone , I'm hoping someone can help me out with a problem I'm having installing XNview on my Windows 10 machine
. it's a new PC and I'm not very familiar with Windows 10 , my old PC was a windows 7 machine. I downloaded the
installer and ran it and everything seemed to go fine. I started the program and immediately went to the
settings screen to change the file associations. the first time I clicked the Windows file associations
box, a message popped up saying the app needs to be run as administrator the first time to make this change. So,
I closed XNview , I right-clicked the icon and selected run as administrator. this time,
I got a Windows 10 message you're saying to " to change your default apps, go to settings> apps> default apps." I did this
and changed xnview to the default picture viewer, every time I rerun the program and go to change the Windows
file associations I get that same default application message. FYI, several times throughout this process I rebooted
The PC but make no difference. Please help, thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
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Re: Default apps error when trying to set file associations, Win 10

Post by xnview »

on Win 10, you need to change in settings>apps not in XnView's settings
Pierre.