How To Fix Open With Problem Windows 11

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Windows 11 is a notable operating system featuring a number of features designed to improve client efficiency and experience. However, just like any product, it may occasionally suffer problems that leave customers unhappy. The "Open With" problem is a common problem when clients have trouble opening documents with their preferred programs. In this blog post, we'll look into four fundamental methods for identifying the "Open With" problem in Windows 11.

Technique is to reset record affiliations

  1. To resolve the "Open With" problem, right-click the problematic record and choose "Open With" from the configuration menu.
  2. Press "Pick another application."
  3. A new window will appear with a list of available applications. Choose the best application to view the file.
  4. Verify the box labeled "Use this application to open [file extension] consistently."
  5. Press "Alright" to save the adjustments.

Using the Default Applications Settings 

  • Pressing "Windows key + I" simultaneously will launch the Windows Settings.
  • Select "Applications" from the menu on the left.
  • Choose "Default applications" from the left-hand option under the programs settings.
  • Locate the "Set defaults by application" section, then scroll down and choose the program that is creating the "Open With" problem.
  • In order to make "Make do" the default application for all document kinds that it can open, select "Set this program as default" after switching 

Utilizing the Library Proofreader 

Attention: Changing the Windows Vault can be dangerous, and any mistakes could cause serious problems. Before continue, proceed with caution and strengthen your vault.

  • To enter the Run dialog box, press "Windows key + R" simultaneously.
  • To access the Vault Manager, type "regedit" in the exchange box and click "Enter".
  • Investigate the supplementary approach:


  • Locate the problematic file extension folder (for example, ".txt" for text files).
  • Right click on the folder and select "Delete".
  • Confirm the action, then close Registry Editor.
  • Now, try to open the file again to see if the "Open With" issue is resolved.

Using the Command Prompt

  • Press "Windows Key + X" simultaneously and select "Windows Terminal (Admin)" or "Command Prompt 'Admin'" to open an elevated command prompt.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press "Enter":  
assoc .ext=FileType
Replace ".ext" with the problematic file extension and "FileType" with the desired associated file type (for example, ".txt=txtfile").
  • To see if the problem has been fixed, close the Command Prompt window and try opening the file once more.


Although the "Open With" problem in Windows 11 can be depressing, there are fortunately easy ways to identify it. In this blog post, we looked at four effective techniques: changing the Vault Proofreader settings, resetting document affiliations, using the Default Applications settings, and using the Order Brief. By following these step-by-step instructions, you can unquestionably resolve the "Open With" problem and enjoy a more enjoyable user experience on Windows 11.

When adjusting framework parameters, especially in the Vault Proofreader, be careful not to make any mistakes. If you run into any difficulties or weaknesses, it's best to seek assistance from a knowledgeable person or a reliable technical support resource. With these options at your disposal, you may overcome the "Open With" problem and continue to fully use Windows 11's great features.

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