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Windows 7: Windows 7 explorer.exe file does not have a program associated error.

23 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Windows 7 explorer.exe file does not have a program associated error.

Whenever i click on the explorer icon in the taskbar its show this message
The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create and association in the Default Programs control panel.
I tried opening explorer.exe from C:\Windows\explorer.exe
tried to pin it again
also tried the sfc /scannow in both safe mode and normal.
The antivirus that i'm using is ESET Smart Security 5 final and Malwarebytes free on-deman scan
All folders open only this doesn't. Please help me

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24 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Hey and i forgot i also cannot system restore since i wiped all free space from my c drive with ccleaner just for pc maintenance and all system restore points gone due to that
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25 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Problem solved today i searched and searched on google and finally when i search on google with this subject

windows explorer default association

then i opened this link of microsoft answers Windows explorer has lost its "file Association" - Microsoft Answers

and then

and downloaded the folder default association and it worked.

thnks to google :P

topic closed :P
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28 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)

Thanks that fixed it for me as well!
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 Windows 7 explorer.exe file does not have a program associated error.

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