Windows 10: Open with not working Solved

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  1.    24 Feb 2017 #1

    Open with not working


    Hi I've encountered a problem with my openwith on Windows 10. It seems that I am unable to change the file extension as well.

    When I try the openwith this happens:
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  2.    24 Feb 2017 #2

    Hi, the message is fairly clear: files with extension .j do not have a program installed which can open them.

    It's not one I've ever hear of. Which program do you hope to open it with?

    Is your question perhaps
    'I have a program which opens files of type .j, but I can't associate it with 'j files using 'Open With'?
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  3.    24 Feb 2017 #3

    I've tried to open and change the file extension but it just doesn't open up. It's for a game

    Screenshot by Lightshot
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  4.    24 Feb 2017 #4

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, the message is fairly clear: files with extension .j do not have a program installed which can open them.

    It's not one I've ever hear of. Which program do you hope to open it with?

    Is your question perhaps
    'I have a program which opens files of type .j, but I can't associate it with 'j files using 'Open With'?
    It's not just for j files. It's for all the files. It seems it's not letting me associate any file types. The open with program isn't showing up. and Resetting the microsoft default settings hasn't helped me in the slightest.

    Normally. It should let me choose another app and show the OpenWith window but it doesn't do it for any files I'm trying to associate with.
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  5.    24 Feb 2017 #5

    Can you confirm that Open With is working normally for a file type which is already associated - say txt or jpg?
    - i.e. does it give a list of programs that are installed that can open e.g. txt, then Search the Store, Choose another app?

    Is your problem ONLY with unassociated file types?

    (Using the icon above your post left of the video icon 'Insert Image' is the neatest way to add a screenshot)

    Here's what I see for an unassociated file type if either I use Open With or double click it
    Click image for larger version. 

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    so you're getting that first message instead..


    Ok, have a look at this:
    Open with "Choose default program" Error - Fix
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  6.    24 Feb 2017 #6

    Yes mine has this problem currently where it doesn't show that box and it is not just with unassociated files. It's with every files on my PC

    Edit: just tried to registry fix and that didn't help either.
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  7.    24 Feb 2017 #7

    Ok, there are these possibilities.
    1. Do you have a system restore point prior to the problem occurring?
    2. Have you yet started to use disk imaging (as we strongly and repeatedly recommend) so you can restore an earlier image?
    3. Find a specific fix that works as the one above doesn't for you
    4. Do an in-place upgrade repair install (keeps all programs and most settings)

    Finally - do you know what led to this happening- for example, have you used any form of registry cleaner?
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  •    24 Feb 2017 #8

    dalchina said: View Post
    Ok, there are these possibilities.
    1. Do you have a system restore point prior to the problem occurring?
    2. Have you yet started to use disk imaging (as we strongly and repeatedly recommend) so you can restore an earlier image?
    3. Find a specific fix that works as the one above doesn't for you
    4. Do an in-place upgrade repair install (keeps all programs and most settings)

    Finally - do you know what led to this happening- for example, have you used any form of registry cleaner?
    No idea what's causing it.
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  •    25 Feb 2017 #9

    You can try one of the methods I suggested in #8. Any luck?
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  •    25 Feb 2017 #10

    the inplace update?

    Will this delete all my apps? Because I have a lot of applications and I don't want to redownload them and install them again.
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