Buggy update broke file associations in Windows 10

Posted on Thursday, Nov 08 2018 @ 13:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Another issue with Windows 10 rears its head. HowToGeek reports a recent update seems to have broken file associations. The site tested the issue on multiple Windows 10 PCs and confirms they all had this problem. The bug is pretty weird though, as it does not affect all programs:
This is a strange bug. It affects some applications, but not others. For example, Windows 10 won’t let you make Adobe Photoshop or Notepad++ a default application for images or text files. But you can make other applications, like IrfanView, VLC, or Google Chrome, your defaults.
HowToGeek speculates the issue was introduced by KB4462919, an update that got rolled out on October 9. Interestingly, the bug seems to be fixed in Windows 10 October 2018 Update, but that update got pulled due to issues with data deletion. At the moment, it's still unknown when Microsoft will re-release October 2018 Update.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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