Installing FME changed the file associations of my Mapinfo/Autocad/Microstation etc files

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
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I installed FME and now the Windows file associations for the files associated with my GIS applications have all been set to point to FME Workbench.


During the FME installation phase one of the questions is "Do you want to associate FME Desktop with the supported file formats". When selecting this option ALL supported file formats are associated with FME. This includes Mapinfo, Autocad, Microstation etc files.


Here are instructions for resetting the File Associations back to the original GIS application.

For Windows 7
Microsoft Answers for Windows 7

For Windows 8 and 10

Use Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program.


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