|25 Mar 2012||#1|
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Choose default program button (in Right-Click) not working!?
When I right click, open with, choose default program button, it gives me an error 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 fixed Windows 7 fix association files, but error still there!
Only Open with and Choose default program button NOT WORKING, but everything like .txt, .exe, .mp3, etc is WORKING, just the BUTTON NOT WORKING!
I run a Registry Cleaner before this error, and I don't have BACKUPS!
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|29 Mar 2012||#7|
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SFC \SCANNOW command didn't solve... BUT it solved by a member from Vista Forums name yankz23
Thread link: Solved Open with...choose default program error on Vista. - Page 2 - Vista Forums
As he said that some registry entries are deleted
That what he said in Vista Forums:
First I stumbled upon this article on Microsoft's website by changing my google search to fix the problem. I started searching google with the following:
"open with" context menu missing
That brought up the results with the first being a microsoft link:
"Open With" Command Missing from the Context Menu
Now the article didnt tell me exactly how to fix it but it gave me an idea.
It said to examine the following reg key:
And it said to look at the following default value:
C:\%windir%\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1
After looking at this I noticed the value was different but then I noticed the article said this applies to Windows 95 and 98.
I then looked at the same key on my laptop which is also running Vista Ultimate 32bit and I noticed there were subfolders on my laptop that my desktop did not have.
It should look like the following:
My desktop only had the DefaultIcon folder.
Well I just copied the key from my laptop and voila...it worked.
By the way, Brink helped yankz23 in that thread in Vista Forums!
This is Brink's profile in Seven Forums: Windows 7 Forums - View Profile: Brink
And this is his profile in Vista Forums: Vista Forums
THANKS ALL FOR HELP!
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