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  • Hoffman: Win10 version 1803 file associations don’t work right

    Posted on November 5th, 2018 at 15:53 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    How-To Geek Chris Hoffman just published this eye-opener:

    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.

    I can verify the bug on 1803, and it isn’t broken on 1703 or 1809, as best I can tell. As Hoffman notes, it looks like Photoshop and Notepad++ are the main culprits, but I bet there are others.

    Give it a try and see what happens on your machine.