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#1 ed-e-dee

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:55 PM

Hi Guys,

Have a problem with my desktop in that nothing will open , everything on the desktop screen and all programs,

All I get is that,,,,, This file does not have a associated with it for performing this action. Creat an association in the Folder Option in control panel...

I had a look in control panel ,,don't know what to do there..looked at system restore that would not work, so now I'm stuck.

appreciate your help.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:28 AM

Hello Ed,

The issue you have is a problem with the File Associations. This commonly happens after a fraudulent security tool is removed from a computer.
You will have to apply the following to the Registry, just download the file depending on your operating system and then double click it to merge it to the regitry, this should resolve the issue.

XP
Whole list of File Associations
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

Direct link to .EXE XP Fix
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_exe_fix.zip

Vista
Whole list
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html

.EXE Direct link
http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/exefix_vista.zip

Hope it helps.

#3 ed-e-dee

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:15 PM

Thanks Jim,
I had to download from my laptop to flash drive and then load into the desktop and it worked.
Yes , I did have a problem with security system which I had trouble getting rid of, did'nt know it was the cause of all
of my trouble.

Again I thank you.
Eddee




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