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Windows 7: file associations option missing

07 Feb 2013   #1

Win 7 64bit
file associations option missing

Hi guys,
I've got a problem with file association in that I can't get to choose any default program from a list.

After clicking "Open with" I choose the option of;
"Choose default" and get this with everything I try to choose a default for;

"The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action, please install a program or,

if one is installed, create an association in the default program control panel"

I like to use "FYzip" to open all types of zip files/folders as it works well with my expectations but I can't get it

or even a photograph to have a default opening program. I have no problem in opening any format of photographs

but that's not the issue.

Can anyone help me sort this out before I end up doing a blasted Re-Format of my whole Windows 7 home addition?

Many thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Feb 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Hello Confuciucsed is that the Microsoft message? and have you tried 7-zip? I find it works with most of that sort of stuff.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Confuciused,

Double check to make sure that you still have the "C:\Windows\System32\OpenWith.exe" file.

Do you have any issue opening any other .exe file?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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