Windows Mail - Restore or Remove from Default Programs

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mvp
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How to Restore or Remove Windows Mail from Default Programs
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This will show you how to either restore or remove Windows Mail from the Set Default Programs list in Vista for all users.
How to Restore or Remove Windows Mail from Default Programs

information   Information
This will show you how to either restore or remove Windows Mail from the Set Default Programs list in Vista for all users.
Tip   Tip
If you wanted to set Windows Mail as the default email program, then see this tutorialinstead.

EXAMPLE: Internet Explorer Restored and Removed from Set Default Programs list
Restored.jpg
Removed.jpg





OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download

NOTE: This option will only restore Windows Mail back to the Set Default Programs list.
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
WindowsMailRegistry.reg
download

2. Click on Save and save the .reg file to the desktop.​
3. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.​
4. Click on Run, Yes, and OK in prompted.​
5. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​




OPTION TWO
Through Default Programs

1. Open the Control Panel (Classic View)​
2. Click on the Default Programs icon.​
3. Click on the Set program access and computer defaults link. (See screenshot below)​
Set_Program_Link.jpg

4. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
5. Select (dot) Custom and click on the drop down arrow to the right of it to expand Custom. (See screenshot below step 6)​
6. Scroll down to the Choose a default e-mail program section.​
Program_Access.jpg

7. To Restore Windows Mail to the Set Default Programs List
A) To the right of Windows Mail, check the Enable access to this program box. (See screenshot above)​
B) Go to step 9.​

8. To Remove Windows Mail from the Set Default Programs List
A) To the right of Windows Mail, uncheck the Enable access to this program box. (See screenshot below step 6)​

9. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 6)​
10. Windows Mail will now be restored or removed from the Set Default Program list. (See examples above)​
That's it,
Shawn


 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello gbgBernard,

Have you already tried Option One to add Windows Mail back to the default program list?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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