Friday, January 25, 2013

[Guide] How to fix file disassociation on Win7/ Vista

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-a...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/10...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.

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