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"Open Containing Folder" broken


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#1 911Truth

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:58 PM

This is the term in Firefox Downloads. When I click on the Open Containing Folder icon next to a downloaded file, I get an error message: "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel." It's not an issue of the extension of the downloaded file, because I get this error regardless of the type of file downloaded. Also, in another program (qBittorrent) I have a similar issue. There it's "Open Destination Folder" and selecting that from the right click menu yields nothing, not even the error message. I suspect a Registry key. Any ideas?



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#2 911Truth

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:20 PM

I solved my own problem, but in case anyone else has this issue, this is what happened: I had run a portable Explorer replacement called Q-dir. I had checked an option in Q-dir to use the program as the default browser. It DOES warn of a Registry change. I settled on another Explorer replacement (FreeCommander XE) and deleted the Q-dir but forgot to uncheck that "use as default browser" option. Solution was to download the program again and select and de-select the option. Now "Open Containing Folder" works in FF and "open destination folder" works in qbittorrent.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:28 PM

Thanks for letting us know, happy computing :).

 

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