File Explorer error message  

  1. Posts : 128
    Win 10 Pro x64 Ver 20H2

    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. Posts : 40,684
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, if you don't have a suitable system restore point you can use then a web search offers many results:

    Hope that helps. Question is, what is happening on your PC to cause it?
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  3. Posts : 134
    windows 10

    Open control Panel >> Default Programms.
    Click file explorer and set this Programs as Default
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  4. Posts : 128
    Win 10 Pro x64 Ver 20H2
    Thread Starter

    I've done this several times, and nothing changes.
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  5. Posts : 40,684
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Can you confirm you tried this:
    from the articles I posted?
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  6. Posts : 128
    Win 10 Pro x64 Ver 20H2
    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. Posts : 66,634
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    For others, you can download the Windows 10 Folder .reg file version in OPTION TWO below to fix this. :)
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10, Windows 7

    This was what worked for me:

    "change the default view of File Explorer from Quick Access to This PC. Go to Control Panel, File Explorer Options and change the "Open File Explorer to" option to "This PC". Then you'll be able to open File Explorer."
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