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Topic # 170878 29-Mar-2015 15:23
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Im having trouble with file explorer. When I try to open a music or picture file a popup box says "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action..... create an association in default programs control panel" ( previously everything has worked fine, I also ran system restore earlier today and have had no luck)
so I looked into this and have absolutely no idea what im looking at, so if some kind person could explain to me in plain english what to do i would be so grateful.
thanks in advance

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  Reply # 1272942 29-Mar-2015 16:11
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Have a look here. I think it should be laid out clear enough for you on that page. Sing out if you get stuck!




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  Reply # 1273531 30-Mar-2015 16:52
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so this is a screenshot of the prob im having. the file is my whole pictures file not an isolated one. since posting the original problem i find i can right click on a folder and click on open to see whats in the folder.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1273703 30-Mar-2015 19:59
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So do you mean trying to open a folder gives this message? 




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  Reply # 1273708 30-Mar-2015 20:03
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yes, all the folders in that file express

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  Reply # 1273709 30-Mar-2015 20:05
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If you right-click a file and select Open With you will have a list of applications to use. Or you can select "Choose default program" and select an app for that - Windows Media Player for example...





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  Reply # 1273977 31-Mar-2015 09:44
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I saw the same thing last week on a PC.
Was caused buy the links to "my pictures" etc/whatever being moved or wrong (on that PC)

Right click "my documents" , properties, restore defaults



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  Reply # 1274619 31-Mar-2015 16:56
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i am able to open the files by left clicking as usual, its the folders which wont open with a left click anymore. If i right click a folder and then select open they will open then.

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  Reply # 1274627 31-Mar-2015 17:06
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I think it might be best to have one of your kids or a computer savvy friend come and help you out. It's probably something relatively simple but without seeing what you're doing it's difficult to know how to help. We all get caught out by strange things like this from time to time.




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  Reply # 1274642 31-Mar-2015 17:14
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in regard to what do i need a teenager for.? Im not a techie but i do have common sense.

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  Reply # 1274655 31-Mar-2015 17:35
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Does the same thing happen if you navigate to that folder in c drive?




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  Reply # 1274734 31-Mar-2015 20:05
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4grandkids: in regard to what do i need a teenager for.? Im not a techie but i do have common sense.


Computers don't always make sense!




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  Reply # 1274745 31-Mar-2015 20:12
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perhaps you would be happier somewhere else a long long long way away from me.



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  Reply # 1274747 31-Mar-2015 20:13
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microsoft nonhelp desk seem to think the registry has been changed.


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  Reply # 1274785 31-Mar-2015 20:33
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It's possible.

Have you ran a full system scan for malware? Here are two links to free scanners:

 

You can run these any time, even if you already have an anti-virus.




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  Reply # 1274909 1-Apr-2015 08:15
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4grandkids: Click to see full size
so this is a screenshot of the prob im having. the file is my whole pictures file not an isolated one. since posting the original problem i find i can right click on a folder and click on open to see whats in the folder.


Try the .reg files available at this site:

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8486-default-file-associations-restore-windows-8-a.html

If it's just the libraries you can't get into you would want the .library-ms reg file. Download it to your desktop and double click it to install. If it's all folders, not just libraries then you would want the 'Folder' reg file.








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