Windows7/ Windows Explorer/ File Association

  dozzy 11:14 13 May 2011

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:- 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

  woodchip 11:41 13 May 2011

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

  northumbria61 11:46 13 May 2011

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

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