Windows 10 – File Explorer open a file

In File explorer if you want to open a file you double-click it and will open with the application that is associated with this kind of file. For example a text file (with txt extension) will open with notepad

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If you want to open a file with a different application then right-click the file, click Open with and you will see the application that can open this kind of file. Click the application you want to use to open the file

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You can also search in Microsoft Store a new application to open this file. If you have installed on your system another application that can open this file then click Choose another app. You will see the following window. Click More apps. You will see more applications

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If you cannot find your application on the list then click Look for another app on this PC

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Now you have to browse and find your application you want to use and click Open

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Change the default application for a file

If you want to change the application that will open a specific kind of file, then right-click the file, click Open with and then click Choose another app

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Now choose the application you want to be a default for this kind of file. Then select Always use this app to open files. Click OK

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Show file name extensions

File name extension shows what kind of file is. By default the extensions are hidden. If you want to see the file name extensions then click the View tab on the ribbon and select File name extensions

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Now you can see the extension, .txt

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THE END!!!

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