File Association Fixer
As its name implies, File Association Fixer is designed to help you repair the associations for multiple file formats. If your computer is not able to open a certain file type, you can use this lightweight application to solve this issue.
The interface is clean and simple, thus even beginner users can easily repair their broken file associations with just a few clicks. The file formats are displayed in alphabetical order, enabling you to find the one you are looking for in seconds.
The program automatically detects the installed version of Windows and displays the corresponding file list. There are 18 available fixes for Windows 7, while those who are using Vista can repair up to 26 file associations.
File Association Fixer provides support for numerous file types, such as common image formats (BMP, GIF, ICO, JPEG, TIF), text files, screensavers (SCR), ZIP archives, IMG disk images, Java script files (JS), registry entries (REG) and other formats (COM, INF, MSC, VBS). In addition, you can use it to repair directory and drive associations.
To fix a file association, you simply have to click on the corresponding file format. A popup window appears, notifying you that the problem is fixed. Depending on the selected file type, you may have to reboot your computer for the changes to take place. Needless to say, it is recommended that you create a system restore point before using the program.
Another advantage of this application is that it does not require installation. Just unzip the archive and start the program, without worrying that your registry is affected in any way.
In conclusion, File Association Fixer is a simple, yet handy application capable of repairing file association problems caused by viruses. Although it can only fix common file formats, it is a valuable tool that you can use to gain control over your computer.