[Fix] Cannot change default app for .SVG files

On your Windows 11 computer, you may be unable to change the default app for .SVG files. When you right-click on an .SVG file and click Open with…, “Just Once” is the only option shown; there is no “Always” option.

When right-clicking on a .SVG file and clicking Properties, the properties dialog may not have the “Change” button.

The .SVG file type may not show up on the Default Apps settings page.

Right now, .SVG files may be currently set to open in Microsoft Edge.


Please open an admin Command Prompt and run the following command:

reg.exe delete HKCR\msedgehtm /va /f

(To avoid typo errors, copy the command and paste it into the admin command window).

Press Enter.

You should see the output “The operation completed successfully.”

Next, download msedgehtm.reg (zipped), unzip, and run the enclosed registry file. Click Yes to confirm.

INFO: Contents of the REG file

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Microsoft Edge HTML Document"

"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft\\Edge\\Application\\msedge.exe,0"
"ApplicationName"="Microsoft Edge"
"ApplicationDescription"="Browse the web"
"ApplicationCompany"="Microsoft Corporation"

@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft\\Edge\\Application\\msedge.exe,0"

That should resolve the issue.


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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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