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How to Reset Installed Apps to Default in Windows 10

September 26th, 2016 by Admin

If an app crashes repeatedly, freezes or doesn’t work properly on your PC, Windows 10 allows you to reset the app to the default settings. Although you’ll lose your preferences and sign-in details from the app that causes problem, resetting it can be helpful in certain situation. In this tutorial we’ll show you to reset your installed or built-in apps to default in Windows 10.

How to Reset Installed Apps to Default in Windows 10?

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking its shortcut from the Start Menu, or pressing Windows key + I shortcut on your keyboard.

  2. Click on System.


  3. On the left side of the window, click on Apps & features. You’ll see all the apps and programs you’ve installed on your computer. Find an app you want to reset, and click on it. Then click the “Advanced options” link under the app’s name.


  4. Click the Reset button to reset an app’s settings.


  5. You’ll have to click the Reset button to confirm you want to clear the app’s data and sign-in details. After a while you’ll be told that the app has been reset.


How to Change & Reset Default Apps in Windows 10

August 27th, 2016 by Admin

Windows 10 comes with a number of built-in apps such as Mail, Groove Music, Photos, Movies & TV, and Microsoft Edge. When you double-click on a video file, the system will open it using the default video player – Movies & TV. How can I change the default video player or email client? In this tutorial we’ll show you the simple way to change & reset default apps in Windows 10.

How to Change & Reset Default Apps in Windows 10?

  1. Press Win + I keys together to open the Settings app. You can also access it by clicking on Start button and selecting Settings.
  2. On the Settings window, click on System.


  3. Click Default apps in the left pane. From the right pane, you can pick which email app or application to use by default, which maps app to use, which music player to set as your default, and much more.


    For example, I want to change the default video player from Movies & TV to Windows Media Player, so I click Movies & TV and pick Windows Media Player from the app list.

  4. The default type of apps you can change includes
    • Web browser
    • Email
    • Music player
    • Video player
    • Photo viewer
    • Calendar
    • Maps


    Simply clicking Reset button will restore everything back to the default recommended by Microsoft.

  5. If you just want to set the default app for a single file type, just click the “Choose default apps by file type” option.


  6. Here you’ll be greeted by a two-tiered menu, the first containing every file type that Windows 10 is designed to handle, and the second with the list of apps you currently have installed on the machine.


    For example, if you want to open .asmx files in Notepad, just scroll down to “.asmx” on the left, and once selected, choose the application on the right that you want to set as the default. That’s it!