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Byron Only: I'm trying to assign .xml files to open using

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I'm trying to assign .xml files to open using chrome, but windows won't show chrome as option, so don't know how to set this.

Hello,
I am the person that will be helping you today.

If I understand correctly, you are trying to get Chrome to open XML files for some reason. Which version of Windows are you using?

I will be standing by, looking forward to your response.

Thank you,
Jason

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
win10

When you right click the XML file, choose Open With > Choose "Choose an app"., and then Choose Google Chrome.

Did that work for you?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
there is no google chrome. that is the issue.
also google.exe returns no results

Thank you for the update. May I start a secure remote assistance session with you so that I can better help you resolve this problem? When the remote session begins, a chat window will appear that we can use to communicate with each other.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no

- Hold down the two following keys at the same time: Windows key and the letter R
- In the box that comes up, type: controL
- Click the Ok button.
- In the window that comes up, click Default Programs.

- Click the following link: Associate a file type or protocol with a program

- Choose the .XML file type.

- Click the Change Program button.

- Choose Google Chrome and save that.

Were you able to do that?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no, I had tried that already.

Why didn't it work? Choose the program and link it to chrome.exe

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
read the question before writing to me.
and please leave that bad attitude at the door. There is no place for it here.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I think you meant "file extension", not program

I didn't mean to offend you in anyway. I am sorry for the confusion. I will opt out. Thank you.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Hi,

My name is ***** ***** of the expert in computer category. I would like to assist you with your issue.

I know a simple procedure and hope this would work for you. But let me know if you are ready to have a try

Thanks

Hi. Locate any xml file, right click on it and select Open With>>>Choose another app.

Scroll to the bottom and select More Apps. Scroll to the bottom and click: Look for another app on this PC

Go to C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application and select chrome.exe and click Open

Chrome, going forward, will be listed as an option in the Open With menu and can be set as default.

Waiting for your reply

I apologize for the interruption. Locate any xml file, right click on it and select Open With>>>Choose another app.

Scroll to the bottom and select More Apps. Scroll to the bottom and click: Look for another app on this PC

Go to C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application and select chrome.exe and click Open

Chrome, going forward, will be listed as an option in the Open With menu and can be set as default.

Were you able to get Chrome set as the default for your xml files?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
That sounds like it will work. But also I have returned that computer and bought a desktop instead.
I will mark this as Excellent, and update you if I have any issue implementing those steps once the new one arrives.

Ok. Thanks for the update.

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