For some reason lately I've experienced this issue with trying to set a default application for an extension. The most common ways are the following:
Right Click > Open With > Choose Default Program This opens a dialog window with the option to browse any application to use for one-time only OR (by checking the appropriate checkbox) this would effectively set the default application for the selected filetype.
Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations This settings page allows you to set the default program for every known filetype. Just as in option #1, you select the "change program" button and from the dialog window you selected the new default application
For many windows users this is nothing new, the problem is what about when the application I want doesn't appear in the options? I even browse and find the
.exe file I want and select it and still it does not appear as an option.
How do I get the application to appear as an option so that I can set it as the default application?