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How to change what program opens a file in Windows 8

Step-by-step instructions

Method 1: Change the program that opens a file for only one time

  1. Right-click the file and select “Open with.”
  2. Choose the program you want to open the file.

Method 2: Change the default program that opens all files of a specific file type

  1. Right-click the file, select “Open with” and click “Choose default program…”
  2. Select the new default program you want to open the file.

Updated: July 2, 2014