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Sue Frequent Visitor
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Setting default program to Power BI Desktop

My team updates Power BI Desktop with each new release. However, the current Report Server version was installed on my laptop this morning, and now that is set as the default program associated with all of my .pbix files. I tried to "open with" and select the current Power BI Desktop version instead, but still only the newly installed Report Server version is listed as an option.PBI1.jpg2 folders: 1 Power BI Desktop, 1 Power BI Desktop RSPBI2.jpgChoosing current non_RS Power BI Desktop programPBI3.jpgOnly version listed is Power BI Desktop RS

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Setting default program to Power BI Desktop

HI @Sue ,

I'd like to suggest create two shortcut with different power bi versions , then you can drag pbix file to correspond shortcut to open report with specific version.

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
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Sue Frequent Visitor
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Re: Setting default program to Power BI Desktop

Will it associate the file I choose with the shortcut I drop it in going forward, or would I need to drag the file to the shortcut every time I want to open it? If the latter, it is not a good solution, as my team has numerous pbix files saved on various shared locations that we all use regularly.

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Setting default program to Power BI Desktop

Hi @Sue ,

Maybe you can do custom on 'open with list' to add those different versions apps:

How to Include an Application in the Open With Dialog Box
Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin Sheng
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