Windows 10: File Explorer error message Solved

  1.    11 Aug 2016 #1

    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

    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

    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

    I've done this several times, and nothing changes.
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  5.    16 Aug 2016 #5

    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

    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 : 22,856
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       16 Aug 2016 #7

    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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