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Windows 7: File does not have program associated with it?


02 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
File does not have program associated with it?

Hi

I wonder if someone can help me with a recent problem. Whenever I try to open one of my libraries (documents, pictures, videos, or pictures), I receive the following message:"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."

However, if I click on the menu on the left side of the Libraries panel, then the library folder opens up normally. This seemed to happen after I downloaded and installed SP1 for Windows 7 the other day.

Is there an easy way to fix this? The rest of the system seems to be running OK.

My system is running Windows 7 Premium Home Edition. The PC has 6GBs of ram and 1TB HDD

Thanks

Peter

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02 Jan 2012   #2

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried right-clicking Libraries in the left-hand window page and choosing restore default libraries?

Or maybe this.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
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02 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Bright Blessings. Yes I did try that - but when I do so I get the same message.

But the funny thing is that if I right click on any of the folders and click "open", all the files shown up. The "file does not have a program" message only appears when I double click the folder icon to open it. Not sure what is going on.
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02 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It seems that your Windows is corrupted. Please do a System File Check.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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02 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Francis93

I just tried that. The scan didn't show up anything and I got a message to say "Windows Resource protection did not find any integrity violation". But the problem is still there.

Peter
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02 Jan 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hello, which icon do you click that give the error? This may help you. Libraries - Restore Default
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03 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Britton 30

The problems are with the library icons on the right hand side. But still not working. Probably need to try a restore?
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03 Jan 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes a system Restore may help you. If not and it is really a problem, Repair Install is the next step.
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03 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Britton 30

I don't really know if it is a problem - but it is annoying. However, if I right click on the items in the right hand pane and click "Open" then all the files open up. But not if I click "Explore" or double click the items. In those cases I get the "no program associated with the file" message.
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03 Jan 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I meant if you can live with it, no need to worry about it. I don't think it's a major problem, just annoying.
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