Many Windows users find themselves in the middle of nowhere when they accidentally altered the file type association settings. This can be real trouble for some windows users, as they can not operate the window in this situation. And the only possible solution for fixing this issue is to change the settings to the default ‘open to nothing’ settings in windows 10.
In other words, it is referred to as fixing file type associations and setting them to default. In this blog, I will tell you how to do it, but first, I recommend you to create a restore point if something goes wrong in the process.
Let us begin with the steps:
- Close all the windows and open windows settings. Select Apps, and then further, you have to select Default Apps.
- On the Default Apps tab, there you will find a Reset button, you have to press it, and it is done. Now you have changed the file type association settings to Microsoft recommended default settings.
These two steps will help you with the question of ‘How to change the default open to nothing in windows 10’. Also known as resetting the file type association settings to Microsoft recommended default settings.
What more you can do here! Right below the Reset button, you will find ‘choose default apps by file type’ option from here you can change and set the default file type for your Windows apps.
Also, there are other options within Windows 10 that allow you to set default apps for your files, based on protocol and file type. You will find that option on the same page, below ‘choose default apps by file type’ option. Caution!!! It will get a bit more confusing the more we dig in.
Most of the problems are settled when we reset to the default settings. And in step 2 we have done that. So, by doing this step 2, we have now achieved our goal of how to change the default open to nothing in windows 10. And we have done it in a very simple manner and without using any third-party app.