How to set default app for file type Mac 2022

How to set default app for file type Mac 2022

If you want to set the default app for file type , then here in this article we’ll discuss the steps to do that. After that, you’ll be able to set default apps for any type of file.

When you right-click on the file & click on the Open With option then here you’ll get the Default app to open that file.

set default app for file type Mac

Now if you don’t want that app then let’s see how you can set your favorite app as the default app here. In this example, we change the default video player “QuickTime player” to VLC on Mac. so without further ado let’s get started.

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Steps to set the Default App For Opening a File On a Mac

1) At first right-click on your file & click on the Get Info option.

set default app for file type Mac

2) On this page you’ll get different information related to that file, so expand the Open with option & here click on the default app.

set default app for file type Mac

3) Now simply select another app that you want to set as the default app for opening that type of file.

set default app for file type Mac

4) After selecting your new default app, click on the Change All option at the bottom.

set default app for file type Mac

5) And then click on the Continue button.

set default app for file type Mac

Now, this type of file will always open up with the newly selected default app. You can perform these steps for any type of file. For example, to change the default browser on Mac, the Default Mail app on Mac, change the default program for PDF, etc.

How do I choose which app opens a file Mac?

If you right-click on the file & tap on the “open with” option then you get different apps, from which you can choose which app opens a file.

How do I set default app to open files?

After right-clicking on the file go to “get info” & under “open with”, you can choose which app you want to set the default app to open files, we have discussed that in detail in this article.

How do I know which app opens a file?

For this right-click on the file & click on the Open With option then here at the top you’ll get the Default app to open that file.

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