We would like to set a few default app associations via GPO. Apparently in Windows 10, you can set all default apps on your image and then export an XML with DISM.exe which contains all associations.

Dism.exe /online /export-defaultappassociations:C:\AppAssociations.xml

You can then use this file in the GPO Set a default associations configuration file.

However, notepad++ does neither show up in the control panel for default apps nor in the exported xml.

Is there any way I could set file type associations for notepad++ using this xml file?

Thanks for any help.


I'd suggest to simply install notepad++ on a computer after that, from Settings > Apps > Default apps, pair the file extension you need to notepad++. Last step, from this same computer, export the xml file:

Dism /Online /Export-DefaultAppAssociations:[path\defaultassociations.xml]

you'll have what you're looking for.

  • I tried that already. Unfortunately, Notepad++ does not show up in the exported XML.
    – mariu5
    Oct 1 '17 at 22:45

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