When Windows app tries to open Mindjet Files file asks how do you want to open this file

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Created a new map on Windows 10 Pro using Mindjet 16.1.193 (32 bit) 09/02/2016 initially locally and subsequently saved online.

I can open (duplicate, add new version,etc) this map using the web browser.

I can open the map using MindManager for Mac. I can open the map using the MindManager app for my iPad.

When I try to open it using the Windows app though, I get a Windows 10 pop up dialogue box asking me How do you want to open this file? and offering me to look for something in the app store.

There is an option to Always use this app [whatever I select from the app store I guess] to open .bak files.

I cannot see .bak in the filename online, but even so, why can the application not open its own bak file? I do not see any reference to the file being a backup file in the additional information either.

I duplicated the file using the web interface, and the app is able to open the clone without problems.

What is going wrong here?
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Jose M Guerrero

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Have you tried?

Settings --> System --> Deffault apps --> Choose default apps by file type  
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I don't want to set a default app for .bak files generally
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Sorry, probably I didn't understand what you wanted. But bak files are backup copies of the original, and are not thought to be opened with the application that created them. You should simply rename them in case you are sure this is what you want to do.
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I appreciate the suggestion, and I would be happy to rename the file to remove any BAK extension, but I cannot see any indication anywhere that the file is a bak file, it does not appear to be part of the file name, which only shows the map extension, and both the Mindjet Web, OS X and IOS applications open the file without a problem. I am confused about why the Windows applications thinks the file is a BAK file. Surely an application that creates a BAK file should be able to open those BAK files if explicitly selected in a file open dialogue box (cf. an out of application selection that needs the extension, if on Windows, to determine the default application to open the file in).
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The applications can only think it is a bak file if it has a .bak extension. Have you tried to see if the bak extension name is hidden?

http://www.file-extensions.org/article/show-and-hide-file-extensions-in-windows-10
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As I mentioned, the map extension is showing - yes, the file extension option in view is enabled, but no .bak extension shows up in the Mindjet online repository.

Let's hope this is an anomaly. I've certainly not experienced this before. I shall delete the suspect file, and rename the copy file to the primary, and take it from there.