Cannot open any desktop shortcut, get this message: this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder option Control Panel > can't open anything in the control panel.

Cannot open any desktop shortcut, get this message: this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder option control panel > can't open anything in the control panel. And when you try to download patches get message saying "microsoft cannot find the file. Tried to copy the 'rundll32.exe' file in system32 but does not work, can not even open the clock! Help, please.

http://answers.Microsoft.com/en-us/Office/default.aspx

Office at the above link forums

XP forums:

http://social.answers.Microsoft.com/forums/en-us/category/WindowsXP

Link above is for XP Forums.

There is a list of the different Forums XP to the link above to help you.

You get the help you need there.

Here is the Vista Forums.

See you soon

Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner

Tags: Windows

Similar Questions

  • When I started > run > ncpa.cpl I get message error "file does not have a program associated with it... »

    XP SP3 with ALL critical & almost all critics not updated.

    I'm trying to follow the instructions in MS Article 871122 OTF Windows to configure my wireless network settings.

    But when I try to... Start > run > ncpa.cpl I get message error "file doesn't have a program associated with it".

    Thank you

    Steve

    HDTV - calibration.com

    Ok.  That's what steps 1 and 2 of the instructions in KB 871122.  You are now up to step 3.

    Now we will solve the problem "file does not have a program associated with it".  Go tohttp://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm .  Read the explanatory text and then click the 5th from the top:CPL file Association Fix download the zip file, extract the reg file, then run it.

    Because this association should not have broken, I suggest that you download, update and run

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and

    SuperAntiSpyware

  • This file does not have a program assoiciated with him to perform this action

    Each program icon I made a left click on the results in the message "this file is not a program associated with it for performing this action... then it won't let me continue." I can right click on some and 'run as administrator' and it will open some of my programs. What happens and how can I fix? Also his poster the x 86 MSG or System 32.

    Hello

    Thanks for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand from the information you have provided to us, you are facing problem with file association in Windows 7. I will certainly help you in this matter.

    Please follow the methods.

     

    Method 1:

    Follow the steps in the link.

    Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/322756

    When you run an .exe on a Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer file, the file can start another program

    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950505

    Method 2:

    Follow the steps in the link.

    Change the programs that Windows uses by default

    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-in/Windows7/change-which-programs-Windows-uses-by-default

    Reference link:

    Change default programs using Set Program Access and computer defaults

    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-in/Windows7/change-default-programs-using-set-program-access-and-computer-defaults

    If you face problems more when working with Windows Mail on the Microsoft Community Forum.

  • Whenever I plug an external memory device, I get an error saying "file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options panel.

    I can not find the folder options panel, and when I thought I had, I could not find any way to make a file association.

    Hello Jpg530,

    Thank you for your message.  Let's take a look at your AutoPlay settings.

    Plug your camera card.
    Conclusion Adobe once it opened.
    Click 'Start' > click 'my computer '.
    Right click on your card > select ' Autoplay > here you can change the function of start to your liking.

    Please let us know if it did or did not help to solve your problem.

    Soon Jason Microsoft Support Engineer answers visit our Microsoft answers feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • When I click on a shortcut on my desktop I get a message saying that the file does not have a program assoiated with this file

    When I click on a shortcut on my desktop I get a message saying that the file does not have a program assoiated with this file

    Hello

    These are shortcuts to Internet?

    1. make sure that Internet Explorer is the default browser to the control panel > Add/Remove Programs > Set Program Access and Defaults, choose Microsoft Windows or custom. Make sure that IE is selected as the default browser.

    2. on this page download and run the patch for files of the URL.
    Difficulties of Windows XP file association:
    http://www.dougknox.com/XP/file_assoc.htm

    Don

  • I click on the links in the email and get a box that says: "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action" and the link cannot be opened.

    Original title: problem e mail

    I click on the links in the email and get a box that says: "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action" and the link cannot be opened.

    Suggestions;

    1. make sure that your e-mail program is your default program.

    2. make sure that your Internet Explorer, or your main browser has all its faults.

    You can do both of the above by following these steps...

    Start button > right column, click default programs > click Set Your Default programs...

    1. click on your e-mail program > it doesn't say "this program has all its defaults"?
    If not, click on choose by default for this program > check all boxes below the list > click on save when finished.

    2 do the same as above for your Internet Explorer, or your main browser.

  • If I try and open an email with an attachment I get an error message: this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.

    If I try and open an email with an attachment I get an error message: this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create an association in the folders option control panel.  Once there, I don't know where to go

    What is the attachment file extension? If you know what program should open with, just do the following.
     
    1. download and save the attachment to the office.
    2. right click on the saved file.
    3. Select: Open with on the shortcut menu.
    4. click on: choose [default] program.
    5. Select: The appropriate program.
    6. check: always use the selected program to open this type of file.
    7. click on OK.
     
    This should allow you to open these attachments directly from email address now.
  • error message "this file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action." at the opening of the local drive E:

    Hey,.

    I have a problem and I can't understand it. This error message comes out when I opened only local disk E:

    I have 2 HDD on my computer... 130 and 250 GB of both of them I do 2 partion so there C: D: E: and F:

    C: is my windows data and 3 others my data. When I open my computer and then click on local disk E: error message comes out.

    the error message is "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.". but local disk E: can open it using Explorer tree (left side of the windows Explorer) or windows Explorer.

    THX

    Hi, Flix_is_here,

    Download this file and unzip it and then double click on it and let it run, it will restore most all default files for XP associations

    http://social.technet.Microsoft.com/forums/en/itproxpsp/thread/b48c2165-85f6-48bd-ac0f-be51dbf87f3d

  • Cannot open this file does not have a program associated with this powerpoint action-

    original title: =-help

    I was able to open downloaded PowerPoint now all of a sudden I get the message that this file does not have a program associated with this action.  Create an association in the folder option control panel.

    Hi JeanZM,

    By anychance have upgraded your MS Office? or remove powerpoint? Anyway try

    Rightclick the downloaded powerpoint presentation, select openwith-> select powerpoint-> tickmark "always use the selected... program. "and click ok.

    You should be able to open the rest of the slides without any problem.

    I hope this helps.

  • This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if such is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel

    Hello-

    I'm looking for here (or get) help directed to the right forum regarding an error message I got when trying to open a PDF file.  The error message indicates "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.  Please install a program or, if such is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel. "To be quite honest, I don't have the slightest idea as to what to do with respect to this message and I need some advice ASAP.  I have the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader installed and if I have to contact them instead about my problem, please let me know.

    LeeBee

    Hi Leroy,

    I would like to know some information about the problem so that we can help you better.

    The question is specific to the PDF files?

    Thank you for details on the issue.

    I also know that the inconvenience that you are experiencing because of the problem mentioned. I will definitely help you.

    This problem may occur if the exact program is not associated with the file you are trying to open.

    I suggest you to set default programs and associate a file type with a program properly.

    Please see this link:
    Change programs that Windows 7 uses by default
    https://support.Microsoft.com/en-us/help/18539/Windows-7-change-default-programs

    I hope this information helps.

    Please let us know if you need more help.

    Thank you

  • This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the set association Control Panel

    Original title: associate together

    Hi all

    Whenever I click on an icon, it comes up with an error message saying "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an associatiob in the control panel of binding together"Corsica, I had a quick glance in the control panel and there is no. Can someone please?

    Hi, blixy16.

    First of all, I suggest that ensure you that your computer is virus-free.  You can start with themalicious software removal tool. Additional suggestions are available in the forum topic Microsoft Answers "How to get rid of malware .

    As a result, to determine if the problem you are experiencing is caused by one or more system files that are used by Windows, run the System File Checker tool. The System File Checker tool analyzes the system files and replaces incorrect versions of system files by using the correct versions.

    To run the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:

    • Click Start and type cmd in the box start the search.
    • Right click on cmd in the list programs, and then click Run as administrator.
    • If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type your password or click on continue
    • At the command prompt, type the following line and press ENTER:
      sfc/scannow (note the space before the backslash)
    • When the analysis is complete, test to see if the problem you are experiencing is resolved.

    If you still have problems, fixes for Windows Vista file association of Microsoft MVP Ramesh Srinivasan can be useful.

    Edit to add this document explaining the difficulty of association file above: corrected my mistake of context Menu Manage computer "this file is not an associated program" in Windows 7/Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

    Corrine, Microsoft MVP (consumer security). This announcement is in my opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or the opinion of Microsoft, its employees or other MVPS and is provided without warranty and not an entitlement.

  • "this file does not have a program associated with it" message when you insert the sd card

    When I insert an SD card into my computer, I get a message that says f:\ that this file does not have a program associated with it... I know I can set default programs with the types of files in the Control Panel, but how do you recognize what to do when I insert an SD card in the computer?

    Windows 7
    The problem is caused by the automatic game changing options, this can sometimes happen when you install a new program, but they can easily be changed back. Click 'start' at the bottom left, go into "default programs" on the right side of the list (under computer / doc/images etc.) select "Change AutoPlay settings.
    You will find prob some of the sections had the new auto run program, just edit those you want (or all) "ask me every time", you will find that when you insert an sd card, you get the options normal download, copy, etc. as usual.

  • my computer tells me that (this file does not have a program associated with an association in the Panel options files to perform this action.create)

    my computer tells me that (this file does not have a program associated with to perform this action.create an association in the Panel options files) when I try to click on a link

    Hi rayperkin,
     
    -You are trying to open this link from a Web site or is it an application?
     
    Follow the steps listed in the article given below to resolve this issue:
  • Get other themes online - the file does not have a program associated with

    original title: Customize does not

    Hello
    I have windows 7 home prem edition

    When I go to customize and want to "get more themes online"

    I get the following error message:

    This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or is it already to create an association in the default programs control panel.

    can you please help me with this problem am experience computer user...

    best regards M E Bailey
    Sydney / Australia

    Hey M E Barakat,

    The next step is to perform an InPlace upgrade to. This process restores your system files with to perform your data personal and programs installed. Need a Windows 7 installation DVD. See the steps below:

    1. close all running applications.

    2. Insert the Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD into the DVD drive of the computer.

    3. in the settings window, click install now.

    Note If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:

    Click on start and type Drive: \setup.exein the box to start the search.
    Note The placeholder drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD.

    List programs, click Setup.exe.

    In the settings window, click install now.

    1. click on connect to get the latest updates for installation (recommended).

    2. type the CD key if you are prompted to do so.

    3. Select the operating system in the "Windows Installer" page you want to update or Inplace.

    4. click Yesto accept the Microsoft software license agreement.

    5. on the which type of installation you want? of the screen, click upgrade.

    6. when the installation is complete, restart your computer.

  • Windows Mail: this file does not have a program associated with it

    I can receive and open the email, but when I click on anything in the email a box comes up which says "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the set associations Control Panel. Don't know what to do. Any help would be great.

    Sorry, there just no option in this forum for the widows of mail... windows vista Home premium.

    [Original title: windows mail problem]

    ... when I click on anything in the email is a box that says "this file has no program associated with it for performing this action...".

    Everything is a bit wide.

    Assuming that you are talking about the first, (re-) represent Internet Explorer as default browser by clicking on the Start button then clicking default programs. Select set your default programs, and then Internet Explorer in the left page and click the Green Summit.

    To ensure that all users of the computer doesn't have the same problem, login Windows with an administrator account and return to the default programs page. This time, select set access and the computer program defaults.

    1. Select custom , and then click the chevrons pointing to extend the selection.
    2. Under choose a default browser, select Internet Explorer.
    3. For other browsers you use, select enable access to this program .
    4. Click OK, and then restart the computer.

    Now try to click a link in an e-mail. If it still does not work, please describe in detail what is happening, including the full text of the error message.

Maybe you are looking for

  • IMessage will use the telephone number; use a colurriel instead

    I had no service iphone since February, so I only use imessage on wifi. Today, however, he ceased to imessages send my phone number, and I don't know what to do. I tried to turn on and off imessage but it said activation pending and send & receive th

  • Freeze the satellites L850 (PSKDLV), slow performance

    Hello I have a Toshiba L850-B120 with more than a year, works perfectly.WIN7 Home Basic, 640 G HDD, ci5 3210 M, 4 GB Ram, ATI 7670 M As soon as the same day where its out of warranty, it started freezing and hang on any application or no navigation,

  • HP 15 laptop: laptop computer is connected to the wi - fi connection, but cannot access the internet

    Hello My problem is my WiFi says its connected but I can't browse or access the internet.it just tells me "unable to connect to internet computer is not connected to the internet", but my wifi says 'connected'.i tried to go to the cmd prompt and type

  • HP 630: unable to create hotspot wifi in hp630

    I tried to create wifi hotspot in my laptop HP 630. I also tried software called mHotspot , but I'm unable to create hotspot. Also called HP Wireless Assistant software HP is not working properly for some time. When I try to open it, it displays the

  • Defrag runs at all!

    I am running Windows 7 32 bit.  When I click on the defrag program, nothing happens.  I even did a "run as Administrator" and still nothing happens.  I opened the location of the file (see C:\Windows\system32) and try clicking on the program, but not