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Win 10 doesn't recognize Thunderbird as default when selecting photos to send

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I was using Windows Live Mail before switching to Thunderbird and have made Thunderbird the default email app however, when I right click a photo and select send to > mail recipient, it still opens window live mail and does not recognize TBird as the default.

I was using Windows Live Mail before switching to Thunderbird and have made Thunderbird the default email app however, when I right click a photo and select send to > mail recipient, it still opens window live mail and does not recognize TBird as the default.

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Please check registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\Mail

In search type 'Registry' and select 'Registry Editor' (OR in search type 'Run' and select 'Run app' > type regedit and click on 'OK' )

Locate this registry entry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\Mail on right side double click on 'Default' Enter Mozilla Thunderbird in 'Value Data' click on 'OK'

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Please check registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\Mail

In search type 'Registry' and select 'Registry Editor' (OR in search type 'Run' and select 'Run app' > type regedit and click on 'OK' )

Locate this registry entry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\Mail on right side double click on 'Default' Enter Mozilla Thunderbird in 'Value Data' click on 'OK'

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Thank you, worked like a charm. I appreciate your explanation too, instructions were easy to follow. I've had others send me to the registry for non related items and it's always been very intimidating.

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Good to hear you are now ok and thanks for the feedback that info was easy to follow.