Open your unopenable files in 2 minutes.

Huge file database

File Helper's database contains entries for hundreds of different file types and their associated applications. When File Helper scans your computer, it looks for errors that match these entries.

When a match is found, File Helper recommends new software for your computer that will allow you to open your previously-unopenable files.

Easy to use

File Helper's simple "wizard"-like interface shows you software recommendations for your PC after just 2 clicks. Each file type detected by File Helper is accompanied by a clear, plain-English description of its purpose and history.

Downloading the recommended software is a snap - just one click to get it started.

Supported by experts

File Helper is supported up by PC experts, all of whom have years of experience helping customers online and in computer stores. If you need help with any aspect of the process, all you have to do is ask.

We offer this exceptional service to our customers at no charge - we want to help!

File Helper: The simplest tool for opening unopenable files

File Helper repairs:

  • Archives like RAR, ZIP, and 7Z files
  • Documents like PDF, DOCX, and XLSX files
  • Download files like TORRENT files
  • Images like GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIF files
  • Movies like MP4, 3GP, WMV, and SWF files
  • Audio like MP3, AAC, WAV, and M4A files
  • Drawings like AI, PSD, and PSP files
  • Disc images like DAA, ISO, and BIN files
  • Hundreds more file types!

Are you unable to open an important file?

With thousands of new software products created every year, it's not a surprise to run across a file type that your computer doesn't know how to read. Proprietary file types require a specific application in order to open them, since in many cases Windows can't open them by itself.

File Helper gets you the software you need.

By matching the error-causing file types on your computer with its database of file openers, File Helper is able to recommend the software that your computer needs. Downloading and installing this software is a quicker, easier process with File Helper.

How does File Helper stack up against the competition?


File Helper

The Competition

File extension scanner Identifies with high accuracy the file types that are giving you errors. Might find dozens of irrelevant file extensions that have nothing to do with your problem.
File type database Huge database. Manually created through rigorous research. Able to match all repairable file extensions. No specific database of file types - often just deletes the file type entry that's causing the issue, instead of fixing it.
Repair ability Installs new file openers on your computer. If you're missing one, File Helper installs it. Unique to File Helper. No guaranteed repair ability.
Rapid file type database updates File type database and repair tools constantly updated based on feedback from real-world usage of the product. Unique to File Helper. Database is often 'fire-and-forget" - very few updates and minimal maintenance.
Personal support Dedicated in-house customer support that will bend over backwards to help you open your files. Varying levels of support, depending on the company.
System compatibility Guaranteed to be fully compatible with all versions of Windows including Vista 64-bit edition and Windows 7 Compatible with all 32-bit operating systems; rarely compatible with 64-bit editions

Download File Helper now and open your files!


Get the software you need in just a few clicks.

File Helper makes it easier than ever to find the right software for your files. By detecting broken file types, explaining to you what the purpose of the file is, and making its recommendation for file openers, File Helper gives you complete control over the simple file type repair process.

File Helper is free of spyware, adware, and viruses.

We take pride in our work. File Helper is and will always be 100% free of spyware, viruses, and adware. This clean, simple utility will be an asset to your computing experience.