Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4462919 Breaking Down File Associations

The most recent cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update) is said to be the one to blame for a file association bug that prevents certain software from handling specific formats by default.

KB4462919 could break down file associations on Windows 10, blocking apps like Adobe Photoshop or Notepad++ from being configured as the default programs for images and text files.

Reported by HowToGeek, the issue doesn’t seem to affect browsers and multimedia players like Google Chrome and VLC, but on the other hand, setting new app defaults for documents doesn’t seem to work.

According to the cited source, in the Settings app, configuring Notepad++ as the default application for TXT files isn’t possible, as Windows ignores the choice and still picks Notepad. When using the context menu in Windows 10 to set a new default, Notepad++ is indeed ... (read more)

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