To Change a File's Type Association:

1. Type Control Panel into the search bar at the bottom of the screen.

windows menu


2. In the Control Panel window, click on Programs in the bottom left.

Programs button in the control panel


3. Select Default Programs.

Default programs button in the control panel


4. Choose the Associate a file type or protocol with a program link.

associate a file type or protocol with a program option in the control panel


5. Scroll down the list and select a file type to be changed. Double click it or highlight and click the Change Program button.

set associations options in control panel


6. In the Open With window, it will show the recommended programs that can open the file type along with a list of other programs that can also open the file type. Select one of the programs listed and click OK.

Selecting a program to open a file with