File Helper awards

Quick specifications

  • License: Free scan; $39.95 to buy
  • Version:
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, & 7 (32/64)
  • Date released: August 12, 2009
  • Last updated: March 2, 2010

File Helper installs the file openers you need to read your files

Have you received an email attachment that you're not able to open? Maybe you downloaded a file that you thought was a movie or a song, but all your computer does when you try to play it is complain that it cannot be opened. Perhaps you're trying to open an old file from a backup, and Windows just shows an error message whenever you try.

These problems are traceable back to two root causes: your PC is missing software that is critical to opening these files, and the files themselves don't have the required association with a compatible program. Both of these problems are easily resolved with File Helper.

File Helper's unique PC scan searches your computer and creates a record of every single file type error that has ever occurred on your PC. It then references its massive database of file types and associated applications to install the critical software your PC is missing.

Its fast scan, simple repair of your system, and huge library of file type error solutions mean that it comes with a 100% guarantee. File Helper is backed by expert support technicians who will bend over backwards to help you open your files.

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Works with Windows XP, Vista, & 7

This download is recommended for recovering files from Windows XP, Vista, and 7. File Helper is backed by expert technical support and a 100% guarantee.

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File Helper is recommended for opening any unopenable file

Did you know that, with the right software, it's possible to open any file that you download or receive? No secret 'hacks' or computer expertise is needed. Just download and run File Helper to automatically repair your file type associations and open any file on your PC.

File type error

Automatic solution

Manual solution

I've received a video over email, but my computer gives me an error when I try to play it! Automatically detect the file type error with File Helper, and correct it with the software patch that File Helper downloads for your computer. Attempt to manually identify the file's format and the necessary codec. Try to find the right player software online.
I used to be able to open Word documents fine, but trying to use new Word files makes my computer have a error! In just 2 minutes, detect the missing software that is preventing your PC from understanding the new Word files and install it on to your computer with File Helper. Determine the source of the file, the version of the reader you need, and try to find the patch yourself.
My backup files were openable by my old computer, but the new one can't read them. Run a File Helper scan on your computer to automatically find and apply the patch your computer needs in order to interact with your old files. See if you still have the disks for your old programs and try to use them to open your backup files.
I was installing some new software, and now some of my files don't work anymore! Let File Helper reinstall the critical software needed to open your files and restore your old file type associations. Try and use System Restore or another rollback tool to restore your original functionality.

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Works with Windows XP, Vista, & 7

This download is recommended for recovering files from Windows XP, Vista, and 7. File Helper is backed by expert technical support and a 100% guarantee.

Open any downloaded or received files with File Helper

File Helper's fast scan and immediate repair of your computer's broken file extensions make it the top download for users with problems opening files. Join the thousands of users who download File Helper every day and try it now. File Helper is 100% guaranteed to resolve your file extension errors.

  • Scans your computer for every file extension error that has ever occurred
  • Automatically detects critical file-opening software that is missing from your computer
  • Fully supported by in-house expert technicians
  • 100% guaranteed to resolve all problems related to unopenable files
  • Allows you to open old files, including backup files from other computers

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How to uninstall File Helper from your computer

File Helper's uninstallation process is fast and clean. Follow these simple instructions to remove File Helper from your computer in just a few clicks, using either the built-in uninstallation utility or the Windows control panel.