1.    11 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 63
    Win 10 Pro x64

    File Explorer error message


    I just tried to open explorer.exe and got: "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action..."

    The program works fine if I click on a folder--it just won't open on its own.

    I had this problem (without the error message) in Win 7, but it went away when I first installed Win 10--now it's back.
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  2.    11 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,406
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, if you don't have a suitable system restore point you can use then a web search offers many results:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a5a2efb?auth=1
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-2542f2e90f3f

    Hope that helps. Question is, what is happening on your PC to cause it?
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  3.    11 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 129
    windows 10

    Open control Panel >> Default Programms.
    Click file explorer and set this Programs as Default
    http://i.stack.imgur.com/U5WoR.png
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  4.    16 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 63
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    I've done this several times, and nothing changes.
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  5.    16 Aug 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,406
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Can you confirm you tried this:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fi...n-windows-7-8/
    from the articles I posted?
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  6.    16 Aug 2016 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 63
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Had not done it before because it did not seem to be for Win 10, but I did it now and it worked. Thanks!
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  7.    16 Aug 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,353
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    For others, you can download the Windows 10 Folder .reg file version in OPTION TWO below to fix this.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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