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This is a discussion on error message within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. can anyone help?when i try to open some programs i get this message-THIS FILE DOES NOT HAVE A PROGRAM ASSOCIATED


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Old 04-16-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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can anyone help?when i try to open some programs i get this message-THIS FILE DOES NOT HAVE A PROGRAM ASSOCIATED WITH IT FOR THIS.PLEASE CREATE THE APPROPRIATE FILE IN THE FOLDER OPTIONS LIST.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:59 AM   #2
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Hi modgaz and welcome to TSF.

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The error just means that you don't have program on your PC that is capable of opening the file.
What is the file extension of the file you're trying to open? .doc, .rar, .zip, etc
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hi matt-thanks for your reply. i am unsure which file extension i am trying to open.the program is windows update +windows catalog in my start menu program list. i realise this is a small matter, but highly annoying.
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