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Restore File association easily for Solidworks files.

Tips and Tricks Nikesh 25 August 2022

Restore File association easily for Solidworks files.

When double clicking on a SolidWorks file (part, assembly, drawing) in Windows Explorer why is there a blank warning message

In such cases first check if you can open the file in Solidworks or not by  File > open,  This can be related to file association.

Go to the Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Default Programs>Associate a file type or protocol with a program.  Detect extension (.SLDdrw or .SLDASM or .SLDprt) Double click > select SolidWorks Launcher > ok.

Or another easy way to fix this in SolidWorks is,  go to Tools > options > System Options > File Explorer > Restore File association.












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