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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Questions: Windows 7 need help for file association.

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        AskWoody Lounger

        I have messed up my .scr files because i have dissociate them and I want to put it back
        at the default setting in Win7.

        So my question is what is the default program that is used in win7 to open .scr files. Thank you.

      • #1927133 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger


        There are several hits in the Registry for scrfile. One indicates that the program is Explorer.

        Post back if you want a complete set; but note that there may be other bits and pieces than scr and scrfile. I don’t know.

        • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by PaulK.
        • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by PaulK.
      • #1927137 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Probably a Windows screen saver file. I’m not sure you associate them with anything, it’s a special handler using Control Panel.

        Look in the registry (run regedit) for “.scr”.
        Press Ctrl F to search (F3 to search again), type “.scr”, without the quotes.
        It should be under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
        Now search for “scrfile” under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. It should have multiple sub-entries.

        Fire up the screen saver in Control Panel screen properties and see if you can set a saver.

        cheers, Paul

      • #1927876 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        You can download a quick-fix registry merge file here to restore all 15 registry entries for the scr extension:

        Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations (

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