I have the same problem. It could be that file associations are incorrect for many file types but the main ones I use and have noticed are PDFs and Excel XLS files. They show up with incorrect icons and file descriptions (pdf_auto_file and xls_auto_file). I was able to fix those 2 by changing the following in the registry: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdf (Default) - change to "AcroExch.Document" (was pdf_auto_file) HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xls (Default) - change to "Excel.Sheet.8" (was xls_auto_file) That gets the association working with the correct file description and icon. I think similar associations are in HKEY_CURRENT_USER; I didn't need to change those in my case. It's a workaround that worked for me although I would still prefer this to be fixed so I don't need to change this for other file types.