No program associated with folders (Cannot double click to open) Solved

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 64 bit
       17 Mar 2017 #1

    No program associated with folders (Cannot double click to open)

    Hi there folks. I'm pretty new to the forum side of things, (or at least this forum, that is) so I'll cut right to the chase!

    Recently, after performing a windows update I've become unable to open folders and drives, regardless of their location (desktop, etc) by means of a double click. I have found that I am able to right click and open; however, as you can probably understand, this is definitely not fun.

    Here's the precise error message I receive.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    [Window Title]C:\Users\Charles\Desktop\desktop clutter[Content]This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.[OK]
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,585
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
       17 Mar 2017 #2

    Hello @chuckmoss, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you could download and merge the .reg files for the listed Folder, Drive, and Directory items in the table of Option Two in the tutorial below. It will restore the default association and registry entries for these items, and hopefully will fix this for you.

    Restore Default File Type Associations in Windows 10
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       17 Mar 2017 #3

    That worked! Thanks so much. Gonna go make a system restore point now, haha.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,585
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
       18 Mar 2017 #4

    You're most welcome. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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