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This file does not have a program associated with it

by Gygex / September 5, 2011 8:59 PM PDT


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Try this fix.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 5, 2011 9:09 PM PDT

Is this XP? If so, try Doug Knox's fix;

Look down the list for the "Folder association fix". it is about half way down but it is not the last entry for, "ZIP folder association fix".

This is a registry change so follow Doug Knox's instructions for using it carefully.

Hope that helps.


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Thank you will try and get back
by Gygex / September 5, 2011 9:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Try this fix.

Hey thanks for the response mate. I will try this and get back to you, i will set up a system restore point anyway so anything i do try can be reversed easily enough. And no its not XP, it is Window 7. Not sure if that will make a huge difference or not, I never noticed big big differences in registry between Microsoft OS's.

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I would wait.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 5, 2011 9:42 PM PDT

I am unsure about Windows 7 with this reg file so I would wait to see what others say.


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Safe to do.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 5, 2011 9:46 PM PDT

The worst that can happen: it still doesn't work.


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Gave it a try
by Gygex / September 5, 2011 9:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Safe to do.

What happened was when i double clicked on any folder nothing happened instead of giving me the error. I set a restore point just before doing anything so im restoring now and waiting for anyone else who has the reg fix for windows 7 on this particular issue.

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If you have done it
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 5, 2011 9:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Gave it a try

then a reboot is required to see if it works.

Changes to the registry don't usually take effect until after a reboot.


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by Gygex / September 5, 2011 9:59 PM PDT
In reply to: If you have done it

Lol, damn i probably should've restarted then. Now my pc is hanging on shutting down after I activated systemn restore.....

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It does nothing!
by Gygex / September 5, 2011 10:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Balls

When i went to system restore the computer just hangs on shutting down... so i had to turn it off and start her up again. Error msg saying that it cant restore came up, i closed it and tried to see if i could double click any folder in windows explorer and the error msg is gone like before and it just does nothing now. Still have to right click - open, to open any folder. This is quite annoying! :s

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Just a note, post deleted
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 5, 2011 10:13 PM PDT

I have just deleted a post from this discussion.

It was a 'spam' post by some other poster, advertising some product or other that did not specifically answer your question or help with your problem.

We routinely delete spam posts.


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I noticed
by Gygex / September 5, 2011 10:27 PM PDT

Dont worry Mark, I noticed that spam, thanks for cleaning up this thread as I'm in need of help. Its appreciated.

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by Gygex / September 5, 2011 10:37 PM PDT
In reply to: I noticed

Hey guys i found the solution and it works like a charm straight off the bat.

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That's great
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 4:24 AM PDT
In reply to: FIXED

and good job in finding that. Thanks for letting us know.

I've bookmarked that web site for future use, so thanks again.


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