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Windows 7: "This file does not have a program associated with it..."

13 Jan 2011   #1
Twinkle768

Windows 7 x64
 
 
"This file does not have a program associated with it..."

I never had this problem before, I can't open any folders and whenever I try, I get an error that says "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

I'm not very experienced in computers... so please explain the solution to me as simple as possible.

Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Twinkle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Download and merge the Directory and Folder options in the tutorial below. It will restore the default associations for them and hopefully allow you to be able to open folders again after the restart.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2011   #3
Twinkle768

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you! It worked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that it's working for you now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2013   #5
Binita

window 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Twinkle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Download and merge the Directory and Folder options in the tutorial below. It will restore the default associations for them and hopefully allow you to be able to open folders again after the restart.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

i have the same problem..
and i tried the above solution but it's not working
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Binita, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In that case, you could also do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you had this issue to hopefully sort it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2013   #7
Binita

window 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

thankx it does work.
But whenever i update windows i face this problem, and i hate restoring my system again and again. i want a permanent solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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