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How to Reset Default Apps in Windows 10

A default app is a program that Windows uses automatically when you open a particular file type or protocol. This article describes how to reset defaults apps that Microsoft recommended in Windows 10.

To reset apps to the Microsoft recommended default, here's how:

Step 1: Open Settings app.

On your computer, go to the Start menu. Click the Settings icon.

Open Settings app

Step 2: In the Settings window, select System > Default apps.

If you are running on Windows 10 Creator Update, select Apps > Default apps.

Select Apps option

Step 3: In the right pane of Default apps, scroll down to Reset to Microsoft Recommended Defaults. Click the Reset button. It’ll restore total default programs back to the default recommended by Microsoft.

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