Windows Mail - Restore or Remove from Default Programs

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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
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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
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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


 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

Comments

Hello gbgBernard,

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