Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How To Add A Default Program

04 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Proffesional
How To Add A Default Program

The list of default programs displayed in Default Programs/Set Default Programs is limited and I'd like to add programs as defaults for various file types.

How do I add to the the programs listed?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Harris,

I'm not sure about adding programs to the Default Programs list like that, but you can select a program to be the default for a file extension type using either method below.

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol


Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Proffesional

Out of interest, do you know how Win7 decides which programs to display?
I have quite a few programs which are not displayed.
I thought it might be just those in C:\Programs and not those in C:\Programs (x86), but I've checked and some programs from both are included in Default Programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Mar 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I do not know the specifics of it, but I know that the program must register itself with Windows 7 when installed and be fully compatible and certified by Microsoft. It just depends on how the program was written.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

I want to know the same thing..
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How To Add A Default Program

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
I can't associate portable program as default program
I am trying to associate kmplayer.exe for these 3 file types - avi,mp4,flv. But whatever i try Window 7 is just refusing to recognize the kmplayer.exe file. My KMPlayer is in portable format. What can i do to make KMPlayer as default player for these file types or is there any third party...
Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
How to Set Default Associations for a Program in Windows 7 A default program is the program that Windows 7 uses when you open a particular type of file extension. This will show you how to set a program as the default for selected or all file types and protocols it can open. These Default...
How d I add a program to the default program list?
I would like to add "PDF Viewer Plus", by Nuance, to the list of Default Programs so I may associate it with my PDF files. HELP does not help.
How do I add a default program?
I want my Photo Mechanic (image ingester) 32 bit program to open in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit whenever I insert a CompactFlash card into my USB reader. When I open Start/Default Programs Photo Mechanic is not listed. How can I add it to Default Programs?
General Discussion
default program for *.m3u
Hello, A strange thing started to happen to my pc recently. When I double click on a *.m3u file I always goes to that pick a program to open this file dialogue. Even if i set winamp as a default program for this file type it does the same thing. It doesn't bother me that much but I was...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App