Windows® 7 file association
Learn the file association features in Windows 7 and ways to resolve issues that may occur
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. This OS has got so many extra features when compared to other OS. You should install only the genuine copy of Windows 7. This can be done from the Microsoft website. The Windows 7 operating system is available in 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista and several enhancements have been made. In Windows 7, you would be able to fix errors with file association.
The following points discuss file association in Windows 7 and tips to fix issues that might occur:
- File association
- Tips to fix file association issues
- Change or set file association
A file association would associate a file with an application capable of opening that file. Commonly a file association would associate a class of files. This is usually determined by their filename extension, such as .txt with a corresponding application such as a text editor. In general, file association is the program that Windows associates with a file. Windows would detect what type of file it is and then would associate it with the appropriate program and launch the program when the file is opened.
Tips to fix file association issues
There can be many issues with file associations. A corrupted registry which is caused either by bad software or malware or any other reason, could lead to Windows being unable to open a particular file type. If you have found that you are unable to open a particular file, firstly you need to identify the type of file. Then you have to use the File Association Fixer to fix file type associations very easily. The tool would detect whether you have Windows 7 installed and accordingly would offer you the relevant fixes only.
In order to set file associations in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, firstly open 'Control Panel.' In that look for 'Control Panel Home,' 'Default Programs,' 'Set Associations,' respectively. You need to select a file type which is in the list and then click 'Change Program.' You will get a list of programs along with a description and the current default. You can then click on 'Change program' to set or change the current defaults. Alternatively, you could also right click the file whose association you want to change. Take 'Properties,' then 'General' tab. In that you have to select 'Type of File,' 'Change,' choose a program from the list or recommended or other programs or else click 'Browse' to select one.
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