Changing the default browser that WAMP uses is easy.
Open C:\wamp\wampmanager.conf.
Find the “navigator” entry.
Exchange the path and exe with the one to the browser you want to use instead.
Refresh WAMP, you find it by right clicking the WAMP icon in the system tray.

When you installed WAMP, you chose which browser it will use. But things change. You might have changed your preferences and want WAMP to use another browser instead. The question then is, how do I change this?

It’s quite easy. Your browser choice is saved in a configuration file in the WAMP installation folder. So to change it, do the following.

First, find out where the .exe file for the browser you want to use instead is. You find the paths to some of the major browsers at the bottom of the article.

Here’s a trick when you have located it in the Windows Explorer.
Hold down Shift and right click the .exe file. This will give you an extra menu entry: Copy as Path
This will copy the entire path, including the file name, to the clip board.

Then, go to the folder where you installed WAMP. The default folder is C:\wamp64 if you use the 64 bit version, otherwise it’s just C:\wamp.

• Find the file wampmanager.conf

• Open it in a text editor, for instance Notepad++

• Search the file for “navigator”. This is the row you are going to change.

• Replace everything after the = with the path, including the name of the executable.
navigator =”C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

• Refresh WAMP by right clicking the icon in the system tray and selecting “Refresh”. This will make WAMP read the config file again.

Paths to some of the major browsers


32 and 64 bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

Internet Explorer

32-bit: C:\Program File (X86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
64-bit: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe


32-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
64-bit: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


Microsoft Edge isn’t an executable file, so I haven’t been able to find out how, or even if, it can be set as the default browser in the config file. But the path is:

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