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Windows 7: Can't open any programs

11 Dec 2009   #1
scrambledlife

 
 
Can't open any programs

from desktop or all programs.I think my brother done something that not tellimg me.anyway it says:This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Please install or,if one is already installed,create an association in the Default Programs control panel.ty


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11 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Have you tried setting things in Default Programs?
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11 Dec 2009   #3
scrambledlife

 
 

Yes but maybe Iam not doing right ,could u tell me how?ty
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11 Dec 2009   #4
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Does it do it for every single program? Or just most of them (the any in the title might be different to different people).
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11 Dec 2009   #5
scrambledlife

 
 

every program.
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11 Dec 2009   #6
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

You could try a system restore to when the computer worked - System Restore

Do it in safe mode though, where there's more chance of programs working if you choose method one.
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12 Dec 2009   #7
scrambledlife

 
 

it duesn't work.it restores to the time that it won't fix.
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12 Dec 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Scrambledlife,

You might see if downloading and merging the LNK and EXE downloads in the tutorial below may be able to help fix this after restarting the computer. They will restore the default associations for shortcuts (lnk) and applications (exe). Hopefully that may be the issue here.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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