Have you tried opening a window in Windows explorer and clicked Tools > Folder Options and click the 'File Types' tab. You can change file associations (and add them) from this option.
Are you saying that when you double-click an icon in your Control Panel it doesn't open either?hi
im getting "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.create an association in the folder options control panel." when i try to execute any application.even in control panel i getting the same message when im trying to open anything except FOLDER OPTIONS.
PLEASE HELP ME IN FIXING THIS PROBLEM WITHOUT FORMAT.
The machine is telling you that, like us, it does not know what to do with your request.
For example, If you were trying to view a photo, but have no photo viewing software installed on the machine, or trying to listen to an mp3-formatted song but have no mp3 codec on the machine, you then have to file- in these cases, software- associated with the action ( viewing the photo or listening to the mp3).
If you can describe a particular instance when you are seeing this mssg, we can direct you to the missing software you apparently need.
You should start a new thread instead of 1. threadjacking 2. threadomancing.hello!
I have a similar problem in opening my windows explorer. when clicking drive c, the entire contents would display as it would normally do. my HD is partitioned having drive c, d, e, f, g, h.
except drive c, when clicking the rest of my partitioned drives, this message would display... "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel".
by the way, using the shortcut key in opening explorer would also display the mentioned message above. the only way i can open my troubled drives is to right click and choose explore (not normally done in opening)...
Need your help guys....
You should start a new thread instead of 1. threadjacking 2. threadomancing.
You drive associations may be messed up. Here's a link
Click on drive and download the registry script and run it.
(thanks to justpassingby for the original link)