File Association Fixes for Windows 10 (Defaults)

Here is the list of file association fixes (Windows defaults) for some of the common file types. These fixes are applicable for Windows® 10 only.

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

Note: .REG files have plain-text content, viewable using a text editor like Notepad, just in case you want to see the contents before applying.

Instructions

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.


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Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.

11 thoughts on “File Association Fixes for Windows 10 (Defaults)”

  1. Will this help to resolve the following issue?…Windows keeps losing the default file association when opening zip files containing pdfs? The user has to continue to set default app setting each time, after downloading zip files, in order to view a PDF file.

    Thanks.

  2. Alternately, the following command might do the trick.
    Right-click Start, click Command Prompt (Admin)
    Type or Copy the following without the quotes and Paste in the Command Prompt window, and hit ENTER:
    “ASSOC .ZFSendToTarget=CLSID\{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}”
    This worked for me.
    Terry S 12/24/1017

  3. Hello Ramesh. My name is Manuel from Argentina. Which of the file assciation fro Windows 10 I should use? My problem is when right click on the desktop and select screen configuration a little window say “ms-settings:display have no program associations”.
    Regards!

  4. From the missing default assocs, I miss the powershell file (.ps). When I do double-click on a PS file it opens in my default text editor (Sublime Text).

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