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Windows 7: File Associations Not Working

22 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
File Associations Not Working

Hello all,
I am running Windows 7 32-bit. Recently for whatever reason, many of my file associations are not working. For video and music files, it works fine, but if I try to change other types it will not change, or won't even show up at all.
For example, I double-click a .rar, choose select program, find 7zFM.exe and hit ok, and it does not add 7zip to the list. Same with .7z or .zip. I went to the control panel file association section, and there's not even entries for .rar, .7z, or .zip, and I cannot find anywhere to add them to the menu, either. Who knows how many other file extensions this is going to happen to.
So I was wondering if anyone knows a way to fix this?
Thanks a bunch

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Will the solution in this Tut, help you?
Default File Type Associations - Restore
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #3

Windows 7

=\ It did not.

Also; every time I open uTorrent, it asks me to make it the default for .torrent files, but clearly isnt doing it
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 May 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello d3m0l1sh3r, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to right click on the 7-Zip shortcut and click on "Run as administrator", click on Tools and Options, then select the file extensions you want it to open?

File Associations Not Working-7-zip.jpg

Hope this helps,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #5

Windows 7

Oh wow, /facepalm.
That worked. I guess I'll deal with the uTorrent problem.
Thanks so much,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome d3m0l1sh3r.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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