How do i remove programs from the default programs list? (Windows 8.1)

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  1. sodaddict
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    sodaddict GBAtemp Regular

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    I've accidentally tried to open files with dummy .exe's in the past, and now they remain in the "Choose Default Program" list, cluttering the list.
    These .exe's wont do anything as far as i know, so how do i remove them from the default programs list?

    When i say default programs lists, i mean the list you see when you right click a file, going to "Open with" and clicking "Chose default program".
     
  2. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

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    Open the Window > Settings > System > Choose Default Program

    This is what shows on Windows 10 and I assume 8.1 is the same (10 is essentially 8.1 with a traditional look). If this doesn't work, maybe the old method might work.
     
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    What is the old method?
     
  4. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Right click and select the specific app.