Windows Settings File
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What is a SETTINGCONTENT-MS file?
File created for the Windows 8.1 operating system; contains setting content for Windows functions, such as how updates are installed or what default apps should be used to open particular file types; contained content is written in XML language.
You can create a shortcut to the SETTINGCONTENT-MS file, which makes it easier to customize your settings:
- Right-click an empty space on your desktop and select New → Shortcut.
- Copy and paste the following text into the item location area bar and click Next:
- Name your shortcut "Windows Update Settings" and click Finish.
NOTE: For the text in step 2, if you're using a different language than English you'll have to change en-US in the text. Also, this text is for a shortcut to Windows Update settings, consult the "Common Filenames" section below for other SETTINGCONTENT-MS files.
Common SETTINGCONTENT-MS Filenames
AAA_SettingsPageAppsDefaults.settingcontent-ms - Contains default app settings.
AAA_SystemSettings_Update_ChangeSettings.settingcontent-ms - Contains system update settings.