Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

How to Restore Default File Extension Type Associations in Windows 8 and 8.1

information   Information
This tutorial will allow you to restore the default registry entries and program associations for the file extension type and protocol of your choice in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

This can be helpful for example when a file extension type opens with the wrong program by default, has the wrong icon, or is missing or corrupted in the registry. Downloading the .reg file for the selected file extension below, will restore that file extension back to default for all of these items above.

Default program associations for file extensions are a per user setting by default, so you will need to be logged on to the effected user account to be able to restore the default associations of the file extension for that specific user account.

warning   Warning
These default file associations should only be used in Windows 8 and 8.1.

Note   Note
The list of available default file extension and protocol associations below is just a start for now, and is a work in progress.

I'll constantly be adding more to the list, but if one you need is not listed yet below, then please post a request for it. I'll be happy to get it added to the list.




Here's How:

1. Click/tap on the link of the file extension type or protocol in the table below that you would like to restore the default associations of to download it's .reg file.

2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

4. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

Tip   Tip

  • If you are signed in as a standard user account, then you will also get a Cannot import type error. Just click/tap OK for it. This is normal since what cannot be imported can only be done so by an administrator account instead. It will still restore the default associations of the file extension if the standard user used Open with to select the wrong program to open the file with.

  • If the .reg file is not able to Merge, then double check in Default Programs to make sure that the .reg file extension has it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the .reg file again.



5. Sign out and in, or restart the computer to apply.

6. If you are logged in as a standard user and this still does not help, then have the administrator also merge the needed .reg file for the listed file extension or protocol below while logged into their administrator account.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




Default Windows 8 and 8.1 File Associations:

Note   Note
To download all available default file extensions in the table below in one ZIP folder, click on the Download button below and save the ZIP file to your desktop. Open the ZIP file, and extract (drag and drop) to your desktop any .reg file for file extensions you want to use. You can now pick up at step 3 above.

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File Type or Protocol

Default Program

Description

.3gp

Video app

Audio and video container format developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP); designed as a multimedia format for transmitting audio and video files between 3G cell phones and over the Internet; commonly used by mobile phones that support video capture.

.avi

Video app

Audio Video Interleave (AVI) files

.bat



Windows batch file

.bmp

Photos app

Bitmap image file

.cab



Cabinet file

.cer

Crypto Shell Extensions

Security Certificate file

.cmd



Windows Command Script

.contact

Windows Contacts

Contact file

.cpl

Windows Control Panel

Control Panel item

.crt

Crypto Shell Extensions

Security Certificate file

.cur



Cursor

.dat



Generic data file created by a specific application; typically accessed only by the application that created the file; may contain data in text or binary format; text-based DAT files can be viewed in a text editor.

.dds



DDS (DirectDraw Surface) image

.der

Crypto Shell Extensions

Security Certificate file

Directory



Directory protocol associations

.dll



A Dynamic Link Library (dll) file is a support file used by one or more programs. Application extension.

Drive



Drives

.exe



Executable application files

.ext



EXT File. For example, email text attachment.

Folder



All folders except library folder

.gif

Photos app

Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) image files

.hlp

Windows Winhlp32 Stub

Help file

.htm

Internet Explorer

HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language) document files

.html

Internet Explorer

HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language) document files

http

Internet Explorer

URL: HyperText Transfer Protocol

https

Internet Explorer

URL: HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy

.ico

Windows Photo Viewer

Icon file

.img



CD or DVD image file

.inf

Notepad

Setup Information

.iso



Disk image file

.jpe

Photos app

Compressed image format standardized by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)

.jpeg

Photos app

Compressed image format standardized by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)

.jpg

Photos app

Compressed image format standardized by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)

.jnt

Windows Journal

Windows Journal file

.library-ms



Library folder

.lnk (LNK)



Shortcuts

.m4a

Windows Media Player

MPEG-4 audio file.

mailto



URL:mailto

.mapimail



Mail service

.mov

Video app

Movie file

.mp3

Music app

MP3 sound format file

.mp4

Video app

MPEG-4 movie file

.mpg

Windows Media Player

Movie clip

.msi

Windows installer

Windows Installer Package

.msu

Windows Update Standalone installer

Windows Update Standalone Package

.nfo

System Information

System Information File

Open with - > Choose default program



This is for what opens when you right click on a file, click on Open with, and click on Choose default program.

Package



Package protocol

.pdf

Reader app

Portable Document Format (PDF) File

.png

Photos app

Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is a bitmap compression method for image files. PNG supports 16.7 million colors, it is lossless and also supports index color, grayscale, true color, transparency, and is streamable. It is thus the best compression method (better than GIF or JPEG) for use on the web.

.scr



Screen saver

.theme

Personalization CPL

Windows Theme File

.themepack

Personalization CPL

Windows Theme Pack File

.ttf

Windows Font Viewer

TrueType font file

.txt

Notepad

Text files

Type



To remove association with blank file extension.

.url

current default Internet Browser

Internet website shortcut

.vbs

Microsoft Windows Based Script Host (wscript.exe)

VBScript Script File

.vhd



Virtual Hard Disk image file

.wab

Windows Contacts

Windows Address Book (WAB) file

.wav

Music app

Wave audio file

.website

Internet Explorer

Pinned Site Shortcut

.wma

Music app

Windows Media Audio file

.wmv

Video app

Windows Media Audio/Video file

.workfolders

Windows Control Panel

Microsoft Workfolders

.xaml

Windows Presentation Foundation Host

Windows Markup file

.xml

Internet Explorer

XML Document

.zip



Compressed folders



 

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Hell Jerry, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

There's not an association for .ccc files by default in Windows. If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file below and restart the computer afterwards to unassociate .ccc files.

View attachment ccc.reg
 

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Thanks so much for this!
The EXE reg file saved us on a 2008 R2 Terminal server where the EXE extension had become associated with a particular program and nothing would run! This happened via a Group Policy Preference setting gone awry.
Tried it because the server was useless and we were looking at a restore from backup.
We ran 'change user /install' before merging the reg file and 'change user /execute' after... not sure if that was necessary but it worked!
 

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I'm glad it was able to help bitginsu, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)
 

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Late to the game but I have a question about resetting default associations. My problem is that my MP3 files do not show their embedded album art in the preview generated by Windows. The suggestion I have read over and over is this fix.

Here's my dilemma: If I apply this fix, MP3s will revert back to opening with WMP. I hate WMP and like using VLC Media player. Am I understanding correctly that if I want my previews to work, I HAVE to use WMP? This just seems wrong.
 

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Replacement Registry Key for 'period' Extension

Here is a registry key script for the punctuation mark "period" ... I tried it and it does work, although this key is not missing from my computer at this time. Copy between the sets of dotted lines and Paste into Text Editor (such as Notepad) and 'Save As...'
Filename: period.reg
=================================================================
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; File Extension Registry Key


[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.\OpenWithList]
=================================================================
 

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I have a question is there a place to get something like this the download of file associations that has more in it?
and one more question under Program Defaults in the 3rd column called Current Defaults, why do I have Unknown applications in it, what does this mean and is it cause for alarm? Thank you
 

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Hello Taylor, :)

Usually, "Unknown applications" is just a general term for no association meaning you don't have a default app set for it.

If you were needing to reset all file associations back to default, then it may be easier to either reset Windows or create a new user account to use instead.
 

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Well, thank you for all your help. but I guess I am going to take the easy way out by reinstalling my system. I am though very surprised with how far we have gone with Microsoft Windows and no one has made a simple list of possible programs that would go with file associations. Let take .pdf for instance, and made a list of some known programs or what programs would be best suited for .pdf file associations. I did start to use the association tool they have here, but that is a very small list.
So what do I do to reinstall my system to the point of when I bought it. I have Windows 8.1. I didn't get a disk. It is an Acer E5-511P system. works great for me. What files do I need to save first? I have a BlacX Duet Thermaltake that has a hard drive in it to save files to. Do I copy or move them to the hard drive. And when I move them back to my system I want them to work after the reinstall. thank you for helping however you did I greatly appreciate it. I just can't believe that there is nowhere to get a list of drivers or to be able to reinstall drivers without having to do a total reinstall. The only reason I hate a fresh reinstall is because of the time it takes to re-customize everything. But I guess that is life. I only had to do this one other time, years back. I ran a Dell Inspiron for 12 yrs. And had to reset it once. due to a hard drive failure. So where do I go from here? Thank you once again.
 

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Resetting Windows 8.1 would be the easiest way I believe.

:arrow: Reset Windows 8
 

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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
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Well here is how my situation arose. I like to look at other programs and try them out and see if they will help me with my computer in any aspect. If programs work I am one to throw 20.00 at the person who wrote the program or I buy into things like Malwarebytes Antimalware and Bitdefender 2018 ( though on that note I should have stuck with Mcafee) But people think they know how to write programs and still this day, which I thought programmers got over years ago was to change your files on your system and totally screw up your computer. then it's nice to know that websites that house these programs don't care any bit more. Or how we pay out to these antivirus companies, and they actually do nothing to safeguard someone's system. so here I am wanting to do a full system restore because of someone's inadequacy to write a program that works. and when you get into that downward spiral that your system is well in better terms screwed, I can't print because of something that has printer verification errors. or I can't save photos and documents that I need to save ( family photos and family documents) because let me not forget, to mention that when I try to connect anything to a USB port Windows doesn't recognize it. this I must say is the worst problem I have ever had with a system. so now what.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer E5-511P
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N2930 @ 1.83GHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire E5-511P (CPU 1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics 1366x768 pixels
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Main: Bitdefender

Brink

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mvp
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If you like, you could try refreshing Windows 8.1 instead. This way you won't lose anything.

:arrow: Refresh Windows 8
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

taylor1277

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Brink, I did try that it wouldn't work. However being up late I got my external hard drive to connect. phewww thank god. is it best to "copy" the folders to the hard drive or "move" the folders to the external hard drive? I am going to try that one more time today to refresh my system, maybe I got that to work too. thank you so much for your time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer E5-511P
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N2930 @ 1.83GHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire E5-511P (CPU 1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics 1366x768 pixels
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Main: Bitdefender

Brink

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mvp
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I'd say it's better to copy than move. This way if something should interrupt the transfer, you won't lose it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

empty568

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Joined
Aug 1, 2018
Messages
2
Hello, I need a reg file to restore mp3 file association. The link is broken.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Gender
    Male

Brink

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mvp
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Messages
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Hello @empty568, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

The link should be fixes now. Please try again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

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