Tech Support Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
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.
-Me
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,697 Posts
Welcome to TSF....

If you could give a little bit more accurate description of the problem you are having it would make helping you a whole heck of a lot easier.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
If you are trying to open MS Word, but Word is not installed on your machine, or you are trying to open Real Player, but it is not installed on your machine, the files- Word or Real Player)associated with these tasks would, in fact be unavailable.

You would need to first install these files ((programs) onto the machine and then tell the files what you expect them to do.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
258 Posts
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.
Are you saying that when you double-click an icon in your Control Panel it doesn't open either?

@Thor - Could it be that the computer has lost its file associations in general?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
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.

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....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,439 Posts
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
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
Click on drive and download the registry script and run it.
(thanks to justpassingby for the original link)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
You should start a new thread instead of 1. threadjacking 2. threadomancing.

You drive associations may be messed up. Here's a link
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
Click on drive and download the registry script and run it.
(thanks to justpassingby for the original link)

I'll do next time. Thank you very much for the link, it is very useful...
By the way, which fix is used to restore the behaviors when clicking your
local disks? :pray:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
258 Posts
No problem, you can make it. Open Notepad and paste this in (taken directly from the site):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive]
@="Drive"
"EditFlags"=hex:d2,01,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,38,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell]
@="none"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find]
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:00000080

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\ddeexec]
@="[FindFolder(\"%l\", %I)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{59099400-57FF-11CE-BD94-0020AF85B590}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{D6791A63-E7E2-4fee-BF52-5DED8E86E9B8}]
@="Portable Devices Menu"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{fbeb8a05-beee-4442-804e-409d6c4515e9}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\FolderExtensions]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\FolderExtensions\{fbeb8a05-beee-4442-804e-409d6c4515e9}]
@=""
"DriveMask"=dword:00000020

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{1F2E5C40-9550-11CE-99D2-00AA006E086C}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{7988B573-EC89-11cf-9C00-00AA00A14F56}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{ECCDF543-45CC-11CE-B9BF-0080C87CDBA6}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{fbeb8a05-beee-4442-804e-409d6c4515e9}]
@=""

Now save it as drives.reg and beneath where you type in the name, change the drop down selection to "All Files". Now it can be run.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top