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Windows 7: Manage - Fix "File does not have a program associated"

16 Oct 2010   #20
fanaudi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You're welcome Brink ,
Any clue of what causes this issue ?
Thanks ,
Regards ,
Chris .


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16 Oct 2010   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Chris,

This is usually caused by trying to change the shortcut overlay arrow icon using the improper XP method of deleting the IsShortcut string value in the registry instead of using the proper Windows 7 method.
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16 Oct 2010   #22
fanaudi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Like using Tweak Manager to remove shortcuts arrow ?
Thanks again .
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16 Oct 2010   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, could be.
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16 Oct 2010   #24
fanaudi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Got it Shawn , thanks again .
It's a real pleasure surfing on this forum .
Regards ,
Chris .
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16 Oct 2010   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Chris.
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03 Dec 2011   #26
marnel

Windows 7 home premium-64
 
 



I downloaded both of these mentioned above and I added them. I still have this message.'The file does not have a program associated with it.'
I have tried to go into my regedit and it gives me the same message above. 'The file does not have a program associated with it.' so I can't even get to it to try some of the manual methods.
I also tried to download the malware mentioned in one of the other replies but it won't let me open anything I download it gives me the same message. 'The file does not have a program associated with it.'

I did shut down after each of the seperate fix's... not sure what else to do please help.
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03 Dec 2011   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Marnel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you do not see a Merge option when you right click on the REG file, then you will need to check in Default Programs to set the reg file extension to have it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again.


Next, see if downloading and merging the EXE and LNK (lnk) options in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Dec 2011   #28
marnel

Windows 7 home premium-64
 
 

Ok I redid all that again after reboot and it seems to have worked.

I was told that I had a message from my Kapersky Anti Virus program, apparently my dd and her friends were dl'g some files and not sure what happened but it says that this was quarantined: PDM Generic Trojans.
Could this have caused that error message? It probably would have helped if they told me that last night

I was also able to dl the malware bytes on my computer...
Is their anything else I should do or know?
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03 Dec 2011   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that it worked for you this round.

It's possible that it may have contributed to the error.

It sounds like the malware was taken care of, but it wouldn't hurt to do a full scan of your system with Malwarebytes free, and with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper at boot to be safe.
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