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Can't open ANY files folders or programmes, including web browser and CMD


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#1 pumperley

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:41 AM

Error message

"This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action£"

comes up on all desktop programme shcuts. I can;t access folders and files. I can't access drives, programmes, I can't get the CMD from start, if I insert a external drive it won't open, web browser won't open, same for control panel etc. The only features I that are normal are the help and and task bar audio/power options. What can I do? I was running Malware Bytes, Spy Doc and Windows Essential at the same time when this occurred.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:15 AM

If you get the error for drives and folder you can get this fix

XP

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/folder_reg.zip
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_drive_association_fix.zip


vista

http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/drivefix_vista.zip
http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/folderfix_vista.zip


windows 7

http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/drive_fix_w7.zip
http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/folder_fix_w7.zip



Sometimes the fix for drives may not work,but Folders fix work for both drives and folders

Restart the PC and see if yo u can open drives and folders

Now,run all the fixes given here

xp:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

vista & 7

http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html
www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 05:52 AM

Thanks for the reply...but how do you propose I get this onto the affected computer. I can't open my web browsers and can't access drive folders?




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