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win 7 service pack 1

by Les Johnston / June 10, 2011 2:18 AM PDT

when I click on a drive in explorer I get an error 'this file does not have a
program associated with it for preforming this action. This happened after service pack 1 was installed how do I fix this

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Tools for Windows 7
by cmmer31 / June 10, 2011 9:23 AM PDT
In reply to: win 7 service pack 1

Don't know if it will help but you can try -
Error Checking- CD not needed Start - my computer - right click local disk (C) - properties - Tools Tab - Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start - This requires a restart to begin.

Repair Disc Start - Control Panel - Backup and Restore - at the left top corner - Create a System Repair Disc - It may say DVD but a CD works OK With the Repair Disc in the tray, Restart your computer and be ready to press any key when asked. If it doesn't find and fix right off than click next and follow directions from the list that should come up.

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win 7 service pack 1
by Les Johnston / June 10, 2011 11:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Tools for Windows 7

This is not a solution to this problem. this is definately a registry problem because it resides within the confines of the win 7 operating system

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System Restore
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 11, 2011 6:00 AM PDT
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If you are absolutely positive this was caused by installing SP1, then System restore back to before SP1 was installed.

I would not mess with the registry.

Mark

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system Restore
by Les Johnston / June 11, 2011 7:40 AM PDT
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System Restore is not the solution because it does not address the issue, I will take this up with Microsoft

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system restore
by Les Johnston / June 11, 2011 11:07 AM PDT
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I have found the solution with a piece of software called Default Folder.reg

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where to get the software
by viccnet1 / October 1, 2011 11:04 PM PDT
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Hello,
I have the same problem. Where can I get that piece of software (Default Folder.reg)?
Regards,
Vic

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 2, 2011 3:22 AM PDT
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where to get the software
by viccnet1 / October 4, 2011 12:43 AM PDT
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Dear Bob,
When I follow the link I notice the following:
1 I do not see a link to the File: "Default Folder.reg".
2 When I follow the link to download the FixIt tool (KB886549) I am asked to look at:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\......User shell Folders and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\.....User shell Folders
In both cases all my values are correct, so I did not change anything and the problem still exists.
I suppose it could be of great help If you could show me where exactly I can find the file: "Default Folder.reg".
Vic

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Sorry, no
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 4, 2011 2:04 AM PDT

But I do see they point to the Microsoft article in the paragraph "Resetting the special folder paths to defaults"

I see "Les Johnston" note that file. Ask them where it is. I didn't find it so I went looking for something supported to stand in for it.
Bob

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found a solution
by viccnet1 / October 4, 2011 5:33 AM PDT
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Looking around I found this link. This solves the problem!

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found a solution
by viccnet1 / October 4, 2011 5:37 AM PDT
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Correction. I used the folder option.
Vic

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Thanks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 4, 2011 8:33 AM PDT
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Sorry but my reply was a follow up the the default folder item when I could not find that .reg file. My link was to find a replacement.

Glad it was the association.

But it does bring up a good question. If this breaks the OS why is it something that can be changed? Shouldn't it be hard coded or self healing?

Bob

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