It usually happens after registry cleaners or malware.
You may know if such were used. For registry cleaners you can go back with System Restore. There's also a time I saw this with some very old Office app.
The old AUTORUN.INF issue is noted at http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_I_click_on_c_drive_it_shows_an_error_message_This_file_does_not_have_a_program_associated_with_it_for_performing_this_action_Create_an_association_in_the_Folder_Options_Control_panel
Remember there are some dozen reasons for this one. If you can share a little more we may know which one it is.
Hi, I am having a very unusual problem. I have tried asking some computer experts and all seem puzzled, hopefully you guys can help. Well I am running a Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on a Sony Vaio laptop VGN-CS120J.
The problem is this, When I try to double click on a folder it gives me 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." and at the upper left hand side on the bar where I would get my buttons like "organize", "share with" "new folder" I am confused why my "open" button is replaced with a "cmd" button. The only way i can open my folders is to right click and then press the open. although the open option is not at the very top because the cmd option is there instead.
Hopefully someone can help me, this has really gotten me annoyed and worried as well. Thank you all in advance for your help in this matter.