Some file association settings got mangled in your system? This page contains the default file association settings (.reg files) for some common file types. These fixes are applicable for Windows® 8 systems only.
To fix the association for a particular file type:
- Download the corresponding fix from the above table. (Use Right-click – Save Target as in your browser to download.)
- Unzip the file and extract the .reg file to Desktop.
- Right-click the REG file and choose Merge. Alternately, start the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and use the Import option from the File menu to apply the REG file.
Note: REG files have plain-text content, can be viewable using a text editor like Notepad, just in case you want to see the contents before applying.
You need to be an administrator to apply these fixes.
For Windows 7 and Windows Vista, see File Association Fixes for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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