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Open a file with the application of your choice

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Sometimes, when you click to open a file, the program that launches is not the one you wanted to open. For example, you might want to edit a picture with imaging software, but when you open the file your browser launches and displays the picture.

To set files to open with the application of your choice:

  1. While holding down the SHIFT key, right-click the file.
  2. On the menu, click Open With, and then choose the application you want to use to open the file.

To change the application that's used by default to open a certain type of file, click Choose program, click the application you want used, and then select the Always use this program to open these files check box.

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