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Windows 7: Add NFO to file types in file associations for Win7

30 Nov 2019   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Add NFO to file types in file associations for Win7

Please give an instruction on how to add the .nfo file type to Win7 file associations. I normaly use NFO++
to make this file type and want a retrievable icon for it on the file associations list.

Stack overflow had some procedure requiring editing the registry. I hope there is a less invasive solution.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2019   #2

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone


There is two ways of making a File Association within Windows. Seven Forums has tutorials ready written, by Brink, so I shall just quote links to these tutorials:
Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol
Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

If you already know the Program that you will use to make the association, then the second tutorial is probably a simpler approach, but give them both a look.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2019   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Thanls for the reply. I'm familiar with those screens. What I want to do is add a file extension called .nfo which is an Information file type in common usage.

The previous article I mentioned said that XP had a simple add button. I may have done that way back when. But in Win7 it made it more difficult.

I'll supply the link to that so we are talking about the same thing:

Add a new file association in Windows 7 - Stack Overflow

I have some HDs for experiments and tests. I may have to go through the multiple step
Reg Edit if I want to have the option. If that's the case I'll mark solved with that method.
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