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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?

Edited by hamluis, 21 September 2018 - 03:14 PM.
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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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Posted 21 September 2018 - 01:27 PM

Thanks for the solution! In the middle of 2018 and using windows 10... but facing the same problem.


I was searching all over the internet for the solution. I use Q-dir too but I did not imagine that it could be the cause of the problem. For someone else who needs it: The solution is in the Extras menu. And at the new window that could open remember to check a little box in left ("I'm expert...") before you can change it.


Thanks a lot!

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