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Windows7/ Windows Explorer/ File Association


dozzy

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I have a problem with Windows Explorer display on My Packard Bell laptop running windows 7. When I Click on a file icon or program icon I get the following message:- " X This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Please install a program or, or if one is already installed,create an association in the Default Programs control panel" If I right click and choose open it displays correctly. I have checked the Microsoft help site and found that the problem was not unknown and was given the following link:- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505 which amends the registry. I tried this unsuccessfully. I have also tried using an early system restore without avail I would welcome any suggestions as to how I could correct this. Victor Doughty

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woodchip

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In Windows Explorer have you tried right click the file program and then choose to open with/ Always open with this

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northumbria61

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link text Instructions to set or change File Associations (Vista & Win 7)

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