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How to fix file disassociation on Win7/ Vista

Discussion in 'How-To Articles, Tips and Guides' started by Umbra Polaris, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Umbra Polaris

    Umbra Polaris Security Configuration Expert MalwareTips Staff

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    Issue:

    this issue may happen after some malware hit you or after a system corruption, your shortcuts or executables open the image viewer (or another) instead of the programs concerned.

    example: your programs shortcut has a different icon than usual, you click on Chrome.exe it open Image Viewer instead of Chrome.

    in fact, the file association is disassociated.

    How to fix (Windows 7):

    1- Download the File Association Fixes : http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/

    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.


    How to Fix (Win Vista)

    1- Download the File Association Fixes : http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html

    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.
     
  2. MrXidus

    MrXidus Super Moderator MalwareTips Staff

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    Fancy my luck that you posted this guide here. I was having trouble with .txt extension and wouldn't let me restore Notepad as the default program and kept opening with Regedit.
    I tried all the tricks I knew and no luck, It was driving me crackers.

    Thanks to you I got it fixed. +R
     
  3. Umbra Polaris

    Umbra Polaris Security Configuration Expert MalwareTips Staff

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    Hehe you are welcome MrXidus, glad it helped you.
     
  4. Plexx

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    Thanks for the info umbra.

    My friend got infected and I am at the moment using Teamviewer to fix his pc. This will come handy shortly!
     
  5. moonshine

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    Pretty much basic when you're into repairing computers so it's easy-peasy for me. Good try in your behalf.
     
  6. Umbra Polaris

    Umbra Polaris Security Configuration Expert MalwareTips Staff

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    Yes but if you know how much people get annoyed by this kind of issues and just reformat...
     

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