File Association Fixes for Windows 7

This page contains the file association fixes for some of the common file types. These fixes are applicable for Windows® 7 systems only.

AVI IMG SCR
BAT INF TIF/TIFF
BMP JPE/JPEG/JPG TXT
CHM JS VBS
CMD LNK WMA
COM MP3 WMV
EXE MPE/MPEG/MPG XML
GIF MSC ZIP
HTM/HTML PNG  
ICO REG  
 
Directory Drive Folder

Instructions

To fix the association for a particular file type:

1. Download the corresponding fix from the above table. (Use Right-click – Save as option in your browser to download the fixes.)

2. Unzip the file and extract the .REG file to Desktop.

3. Right-click the REG file and choose Merge. Alternately, you can open the Registry Editor and then using the Import option from the File menu, to merge the REG file contents.

Note that you need to be an administrator to apply these fixes.

For Windows Vista, visit the File association fixes for Windows Vista page.

77 thoughts on “File Association Fixes for Windows 7

  1. OMG this worked like a charm. I have this problem for my LNK and EXE files. After months of agony, thank you so much.

  2. im having alienware 17r2 this pc is something which cant afford… one the first day of use itself this error happened to me.. thank you so much for saving my pc …
    hats off

  3. Thank you so much for this site! Tried all kinds of fixes to no avail…this one fixed my exe file issue immediately

  4. Thank You, I was so worried that something happened to my pc and all my games, documents, etc. gone I was nearly mad.
    But you saved my life. But there is still problem left-The images of their icon are not restored.

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