somehow i have converted all main programms ie; from explorer to office into word docoments, ie, all programms i try to open, open in word.__how do i change the settings back

somehow i've converted all windows programs into a word documents, ie; when i try and open explorer (or other programs), they all open in word. how do i change the settings back, so they all open as they should.

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 578 Applies to:
Hi starina,


Word must have been set as your default program to open files, so you might want to change it to another program.

A default program is the program that Windows uses when you open a particular type of file, such as a music file, an image, or a webpage. For example, if you have more than one web browser installed on your computer, you can choose one of them to be the default browser.


Use this option to choose which programs you want Windows to use, by default.



If a program does not show up in the list, you can make the program a default by using Set Associations.

  1. Open Default Programs by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Default Programs .

  2. Click Associate a file type or protocol with a program .

  3. Click the file type or protocol that you want the program to act as the default for.

  4. Click Change program .

  5. Click the program that you want to use as the default for the file type you selected, or click the arrow next to Other Programs to show additional programs. (If you don't see Other Programs , or your program is not listed, click Browse to find the program you want to use, and then click Open . If no other programs are installed that are able to open the file type or protocol, your choices will be limited.)

    If you don't see the program you want to use as the default, click the arrow next to Other Programs to see a list of programs available on your computer
  6. Click OK .

Refer the link below

Azeez Nadeem - Microsoft Support

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