Register Inventor at the command line

November 10, 2022 Joanna Gryszka


Inventor files are showing as the Inventor logo icon  instead of the file type for part  part, assembly , presentation and drawingin Windows Explorer and Vault Client.

You need to register Inventor at the command prompt to update the file type icons.


Inventor is not properly registered in the operating system.


Start by verifying that Inventor file types are set to 'Open with' Inventor in Windows Explorer.

Then register Inventor in the operating system:

  • Run the Windows command prompt as administrator.
  • In the Windows search box or using the keyboard keys search for 'command prompt'.
  • Right-click on the Command Prompt App and select 'Run as administrator'

  • Copy/Paste or type the following to register the installed version of Inventor:
    • "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2023\Bin\Inventor.exe" /install  Substitute the version of Inventor with the one you need to register
    • Click Enter
    • Inventor should now be registered.
    • Run Inventor

Alternatively run this to refresh the Windows Icon Cache:  

Inventor file icons not displaying as expected

For other errors registering Inventor try the following:

Inventor.exe needs to reregister


About the Author

Joanna Gryszka

Manufacturing Technical Support Specialist<br><br>Joanna has over eight years of experience working with Autodesk products. She started supporting core AutoCAD and network installations of all Autodesk products. She now has five years of experience with Inventor. <br> She graduated from Mechanical Engineering and has been providing solutions to clients and dedicating her knowledge to the Solution Center since then.

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