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.



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.

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  1. Terence
    said this on Wednesday, September 17th 2014 1:27 am

    Worked for me! Thanks a million

  2. Giovani
    said this on Sunday, August 31st 2014 6:07 pm

    Fixed. Thank you!

  3. Arthur
    said this on Saturday, August 2nd 2014 12:08 am

    Although it warned me that some entries couldn’t be written into the registry, it fixed my LNK association on my W7-64 machine after a reboot.
    Sincere congratulations !

  4. Christian
    said this on Tuesday, July 15th 2014 2:52 pm

    Hey, thanks a lot, you made my day

  5. Anna-Marie
    said this on Saturday, June 28th 2014 12:56 am

    Oh THANK YOU! I have been scrounging all day for a way to fix this before my boyfriend came home and saw that I shouldn’t be allowed near any computers ever. You are a life saver.

  6. Konstantin Wandel
    said this on Friday, June 27th 2014 8:24 pm

    It doesn’t work and i really don’t know why. I did everything you told me to. It just doesn’t change back to normal .exe

  7. raviraj
    said this on Thursday, May 29th 2014 4:21 pm

    many thanks buddy…it worked for me, but the shortcuts are still showing as a web page shortcut…..any fix for this.?

  8. Explorer
    said this on Thursday, May 29th 2014 10:09 am

    Thanks man, you safe my life

  9. Clayton
    said this on Tuesday, May 27th 2014 8:41 am

    How do I fix my association for zip when I can’t extract any files?
    I used to be able to right click and select “extract” for .zip and .rar and whatever else, but now when I right click there is no “extract” option.
    Please help

  10. Dave
    said this on Sunday, May 18th 2014 4:18 am

    Wow, thank you! You have provided a real service here. I’ve been troubleshooting for days until I found this.

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