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Windows 7: not able to open folders by double-click

18 Sep 2010   #1
anirbanb

win 7 32-bit
 
 
not able to open folders by double-click

hi all,
when i try to open a folder by double-clicking, m getting this error....
"this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. please install a program or, one is already installed, create an association in the Default pragrams control panel"
plz help me out!!!!


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18 Sep 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Welcome to Seven Forums
Have a look a the the following SF tutorials by Shawn.
Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol
Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

Keep us posted if these do not solve your issue as it appears to be related to windows explorer

Regards
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19 Sep 2010   #3
anirbanb

win 7 32-bit
 
 

hi thr....... thnx for ur reply.... done all the steps that u hv mentioned.... but still i am not able to open any Folders with double-click. same error messahe is displayed... i have to right click on a folder and have to click open(right click explore is not working)...plz help....
and thanx again fr ur reply!!!!
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20 Sep 2010   #4
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anirbanb View Post
hi thr....... thnx for ur reply.... done all the steps that u hv mentioned.... but still i am not able to open any Folders with double-click. same error messahe is displayed... i have to right click on a folder and have to click open(right click explore is not working)...plz help....
and thanx again fr ur reply!!!!
It appears that something is messed up in your registry for file associations
Have a look at this thread -Problems with "File Association" in Windows 7 64-bit

Could you clarify the most recent changes that you did, either software or hardware, recently after which the errors occurred?
Also, what type of mouse are you using?

Edit

It would also be a good time now to backup your important documents and files to external media as the next possible course of action would be to repair you windows installation - have a read on this tutorial

Repair Install

Regards
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20 Sep 2010   #5
anirbanb

win 7 32-bit
 
 

hi Lomai, thanx for ur post again....

regarding the data back-up u mentioned, its done already, as m using an external hard-drive...
the problem happened when i installed internet explorer 9..... after the installation, by mistake, i have deleted the IE8 from windows features..... and the folder problem is giving since then...
regarding the mouse, u asked, m using a Logitech usb mouse!!!

waitin for ur reply!!!!
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21 Sep 2010   #6
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Sorry for responding so late

Are you using any proprietary drivers for your mouse? If you are, please try reinstalling that.

Also try the following, plus possibly some other steps from the same link - from MS Support:

Quote:
Check your desktop configurations

The operating system may support different desktop configurations (styles) that assign specific functions to your mouse-click commands. If the Web style configuration is currently enabled, a single physical click may be processed as a double-click. To verify this configuration, follow the appropriate steps for the operating system that you are using.

Windows Vista or Windows 7
  1. Click Start

    , type Appearance and Personalization in the Start Search box, and then click Appearance and Personalization in the Programs list.


    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  2. In Appearance and Personalization, click Folder Options.
  3. On the General tab, click Double-click to open an item.
If the above do not work, have a read and try the steps listed in this SF tutorial - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Keep us posted on your progress and regards
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