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  • A complex solution to the ‘broken file associations’ problem in Win10 1803

    Posted on November 8th, 2018 at 09:09 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Remember the bug publicized by Chris Hoffman in Howtogeek on Monday?

    Windows 10 won’t let you make Adobe Photoshop or Notepad++ a default application for images or text files. But you can make other applications, like IrfanView, VLC, or Google Chrome, your defaults…

    our theory is that this stopped working properly when Microsoft released the KB4462919 update on October 9. But we really don’t know.

    PowerShell guru and Admin’s admin Emin has come up with a solution.

    All I did actually is remove anything under the UserChoice, create my own ProgId under the OpenWithProgids key and create its related value under the OpenWithList list.

    … from which springs more than a hundred lines of PowerShell code. (Admittedly, that includes comments. 🙂 )

    P.S. Don’t be put off by “de parvis grandis acervus erit.” The phrase has a fascinating history.