Remove / UnAssociate Default File Type Program in Windows 7

by ikecube. 0 Comments

Earlier today I accidentally associated an .ica file to Adobe Reader which is completely the wrong program to use.

Without explaining why, I don’t want .ica files associated to Adobe Reader. In fact I don’t want them associated with anything.

So I had to do some internet sleuthing as usual, and the solution that I found was a tiny program that does the quick work of unassociating the file type from the program:

http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/231/1/An-Utility-to-Unassociate-File-Types-in-Windows-7-and-Vista.html

The link to download the program (which does not require any install) is a mess to find, but you’ll find it under the “Attachments” section near the bottom of the page, titled “unassoc_1_4.zip” (this may change as the author publishes updates).

Here are the contents of the readme included with the download:

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Unassoc (v1.4) for Windows 7 & Vista
Copyright © 2009 by Ramesh Srinivasan
Website: http://www.winhelponline.com
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Unassoc - Description
==========================

This utility helps you unassociate a file type quickly in your
Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC. Windows 7 & Vista do not provide a GUI
option to unassociate file types. That's the reason I wrote
this simple tool.

Requirements ============

1. This utility requires administrative privileges to work correctly. 2. To be used in Windows® Vista and Windows® 7 systems only.

Feedback ========

Any feedback or Bug reports about this utility can be sent through the contact form available in the Website.

Disclaimer ==========

The software is a Freeware, provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Version History ===============

 

v1.0 - Sep 05, 2007
v1.1 - Sep 14, 2007
v1.2 - Sep 20, 2007
v1.3 - Oct 06, 2007
v1.4 - Jul 21, 2009

Kudos to Ramesh Srinivasan for writing an excellent and easy to use program. His website is: http://www.winhelponline.com

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