Open a file with the application of your choice
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:
- While holding down the SHIFT key, right-click the file.
- 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.