How to reset default apps on Windows 10

When you start using Windows 10, for certain things such as the browser, email, music player, and other certain apps will be set as default. As time goes by, you can make some changes. You can set another browser as a default, or choose another music player. But, what if you want to reset it all to defaults? Is that even possible? Yes, it is. You can reset default apps on this OS and that does not require too much work or time. It is all pretty simple. If you are wondering how to reset default apps on Windows 10, keep reading. All the steps needed are listed below.

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How to reset default apps on Windows 10

You can reset default apps to Microsoft recommended defaults with a few clicks. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner of the screen
  • Next, click on the gear icon on the left side to access the settings
  • In the Settings menu, choose Apps
  • On the left side, click on Default apps
  • Find “Reset to the Microsoft recommended defaults”
  • Click on Reset below the option

The following apps will be reset to defaults: mail, maps, music player, photo viewer, video player, and web browser.

That’s it. The apps are now back to Microsoft’s recommended defaults. You can always change default apps by going to Settings > Apps > Default apps.