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Windows 7: Help. open file type with is broken

29 Dec 2014   #1
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help. open file type with is broken

When i try to right click ANY FILE I CLICK ON it 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 dont want to have to do that every time. I want to just right click. open with. Choose program. and click ok. but it gives me this error instead. Why is my windows 7 broken??


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29 Dec 2014   #2
alexgrossman

Windows 7 Home X86
 
 

Hi Realflow, Try following the tutorial mentioned below and see if you may able to resolve it: [Fix] Do let us know for further help!!
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29 Dec 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This tutorial by Brink might be just what you are looking for.

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
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02 Jan 2015   #4
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This happens with not just .lnk files. It happens with every file that has or doesnt have an extension. So extension or not. it still returns this error. I can't apply the fix to every possible combination of 1-4 letters/numbers thats just not possible!
It happens regardless of file type or extension. Needs to be fixed!

And i already have that registry key so that doesn't help. (It's already there when i attempt to add it so i can't add it twice.)

And thats not the problem. to the 2nd reply.

The problem is. When i attempt to "Open with" And click Choose other program. It gives the error and i can not proceed to choose another program

Only way to do so is to drag the file on top of the .exe itself which is EXTREMELY ANNOYING
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02 Jan 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Exactly what files are you trying to open?
Exactly what programs are you trying to open them with?
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02 Jan 2015   #6
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

sounds like the files you are opening do not have a extension (like some system files) - you cannot set a default program for files with no extension


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02 Jan 2015   #7
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It doesn't matter if it has an extension OR NOT
.exe .mp3 .axc .dll or no extension DOESNT MATTER it still gives the error and i can't choose what i want to open it with manually
it's extremely annoying because i can't open some files with the program i want unless i DRAG the file on-top-of the said program

it happens with any file extension that does or could exist. and even files that dont have an extension.

therefore i can not open a file with a program i choose manually because of that error screen
i do not want to go through setting program defaults and control panel manually for every single file
That would be extremely repetitive and annoying and pretty well pointless when i could do it the easy way of right clicking the said file and clicking open with > other program > and choosing a program but i cant because i get said error.
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02 Jan 2015   #8
mike009

w7 ultimate 64-bit sp1
 
 

have you tried creating new user account to see if it will affect it also?
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03 Jan 2015   #9
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

can't create a new user account. Have too much stuff don't want to risk losing 100's of songs and photo's I am the ONLY user on this PC. No one else has even layed eyes on it besides my mother when she first bought it for me. And i tried your suggestion. But no help sadly. Still errors when trying to open with a different program.
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