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Windows 7: Add a program to the list of Default Programs?

29 May 2018   #31

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Good news
Default Programs Editor has been updated to include Win-10 and Win-8
- Sys.Reqs Windows 10/8.x/7/Vista/XP ... 32/64 bit
- first update in 8 years
- still free (a donation appreciated by the developer)

There are 2 developer websites (all a bit confusing) plus a GitHub project that has not been touched in 5+ years
- the developer has not updated feature descriptions to reflect the upgrade, eg, XP/Vista/7 and 8.x/10 (32/64 bit)

Default Programs Editor v2.7.2676 (11-Mar-2018)
Developer: Factormystic ... with a list of his/her other free apps

I appreciate this thread is solved and >2 years old ...
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24 Mar 2019   #32

Windows® 7 (64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vindu View Post
As a reply to thread starter's wish to add a program to the list of Default Programs, please have a look at my blogposts here:
I hope this may be of help for someone out there

For anyone who wanted/wants to take a look at the above links and found that both links are dead, use the working links below instead, pulled from the internet archive:

 • [ᴀʀᴄʜɪᴠᴇᴅ]  Adding a program to the list of Default Programs
 • [ᴀʀᴄʜɪᴠᴇᴅ]  Example: Adding VLC Media Player to the list of Default Programs
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14 Mar 2020   #33

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
This problem is due to the fact that the program has not registered itself on installation. A program typically registers itself on installation by means of a new entry in the system registry. It is possible to manually include registry entries provided you know what and where.

See if this freeware program is of any help. It was supposed to be originally featured on GHacks.

Home | Default Programs Editor
I apologize for the necro here, but I was having exactly this problem (with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit), and the other suggestions did not help. Fortunately, 'Default Programs Editor' worked beautifully!!
Thank you, from one decade in the future.
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