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Windows 7: Open With - Choose Default Program Error

13 Dec 2014   #1
subyroo

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Open With - Choose Default Program Error

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate and when I try to open files using Right Click > Open With and I select Choose Default Program I keep getting an error message like the one below, I copied the picture link from another thread when searching for an answer so disregard the C:\Program Data etc in the address window.



Does anybody know how to solve this issue?

Thanks.


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13 Dec 2014   #2
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Check this tutorial by Brink, you'll likely find fix for the particular file association(s) that is/are broken - you didn't mention which one(s)...

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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13 Dec 2014   #3
subyroo

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Check this tutorial by Brink, you'll likely find fix for the particular file association(s) that is/are broken - you didn't mention which one(s)...

Default File Type Associations - Restore
It is not one particular file, Open With will not let me select "Choose default program" in the first place to make a program selection.
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13 Dec 2014   #4
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

What if you right click on file, select properties> general tab, opens with, click on change button and see if you can change it from there. I would also give this a go as what yu describe is not normal, SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker . It may need to be run several times to repair if it finds anything wrong, with a reboot between each run.
Have you scanned for malware and such like? Tried system restore to before problem began?
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13 Dec 2014   #5
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
What if you right click on file, select properties> general tab, opens with, click on change button and see if you can change it from there. I would also give this a go as what yu describe is not normal, SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker . It may need to be run several times to repair if it finds anything wrong, with a reboot between each run.
Have you scanned for malware and such like? Tried system restore to before problem began?
I was just about to post something similar...run sfc /scannow & scan for malware. Good tip to try properties> general tab, opens with, click on change button. I'm not a fan of system restore.
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