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Windows 7: Cannot access Favorites. Browser Companion Helper Crashed.

30 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Cannot access Favorites. Browser Companion Helper Crashed.

Hi, I had a problem with my pc. It all started with Windows Gadgets not working properly.
I received helped from A Guy. Somehow, it really did help but after that another error occurred.
It says that my Browser Companion Helper has crashed.
And also I cannot access my folders Desktop, Download and RecentPlaces (c/o Favorites).
It says This file does not have a program associated with it performing this action.
Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.
How do I do these things. Kindly help me. Thank you.

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30 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello MariTes,

You might see if downloading and merging the folder and directory options listed in the tutorial below to restore their default associations may be able to help.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
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30 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

How about just removing Browser Companion Helper and then doing as Brink has suggested. BCHelper doesn't have a very good reputation.
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