How to change default program to open a file type in Windows 8?

Every file type in Windows 8 is usually associated by a default program. When you double click a file type the default program is chosen to open that particular file type. However, you can change this default program by using any of the below given methods:

1) Method-1: From file:

i) Right click on the file for which you wish to change the default program.

ii) Go to: Open with and click on “Choose default program”

iii) Check option: Use this app for all TYPE files. (where, TYPE is the type of the file in question).

iv) Click on “More Options” and select a default program.

2) Method-2: From Control panel:

i) Go to: Charms bar –> Settings –> Control Panel

ii) Select “Small icons” for “View by” drop down menu on the right side.

iii) Click on “Default Programs”

iv) Click on “Associate a file type or protocol with a program”.

v) Select the nae of a file on the left side, then click on “Change Program”.

vi) Click on “More Options” and select a default program.

vii) When, you are done, click on “Close”.

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