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How to set Windows Live Mail as a default mail client using command prompt. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I want to set Windows Live Mail as a default mail client. I know this can be done manually. But how can I do this in automated way, or is there any registry setting by which i can do that.

    Thanks


    Abhishek

    Friday, January 15, 2016 10:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi Abhishek,

    If you want to set Windows Live Mail as a default program by registry, the following steps can be used as a reference.

    1. Click Start, copy and paste regedit in the Start Search bar and then click Enter.

    2. Navigate to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail

    3. Right click Mail key and select Export to make a backup.

    4. Double click Default in the right pane.

    5. Type Windows Live Mail as the value data.

    6. Click OK.

    Hope my clarification is clear.


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    Monday, January 18, 2016 7:32 AM
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  • Hi Abhishek,

    If you want to set Windows Live Mail as a default program by registry, the following steps can be used as a reference.

    1. Click Start, copy and paste regedit in the Start Search bar and then click Enter.

    2. Navigate to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail

    3. Right click Mail key and select Export to make a backup.

    4. Double click Default in the right pane.

    5. Type Windows Live Mail as the value data.

    6. Click OK.

    Hope my clarification is clear.


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    Monday, January 18, 2016 7:32 AM
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  • Hi thanks..

    This solves my proble.

    I have one more question. If i Want to make Mail app (metro app) as default mail client, then how this can b achieved.


    Abhishek

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:18 AM
  • Hi Abhishek,

    You are welcome, about this question, in Windows 8.1 system, we could set default program to achieve it.

    Just like these pictures below, please have a try.

    Best regards,

    Teemo Tang


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    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:47 AM
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  • Is this can be done using command prompt or by registry?

    Abhishek

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:54 AM
  • Hi Abhishek,

    I find a case talks about the similar demand as you, let’s study it together.

    http://superuser.com/questions/29717/associate-a-file-type-with-a-specific-program

    In my opinion, FTYPE command is suitable, maybe it can give you some prompt.

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best regards,

    Teemo Tang


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    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:43 AM
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