How do you remove an "association" on folders

I have a recent problem whereby when I double-click on a folder to open it, windows 7 professional popsup a dialogue box saying the file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action .......

It seems that some setting has been altered/corrupted ... how can this be corrected?

Note: If I right click and use the "open" i do get into the folder.
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ynot8669Connect With a Mentor OwnerAuthor Commented:
Tried the above suggestion and they did not resolve the problem.

I did a little more searching myself and found this page

Downloaded the folder registry fix and follwed the instructions ...Bingo all is now good.

Thanks to ibrahim and LHt for their quick response and suggestions.
ibrahim52Team LeaderCommented:
Click the link below, the program name is FLASH DISINFECTOR ,download it and right click and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR it will blank your screen for a while and once it is done. Check if you are able to open the folders and the drives again. Good luck

Download link :


Download the Malwarebytes and make a QUICK SCAN and check if you have any malware or trojans.

Download Link :
start > Control Panel

select programs (if not listed change the filter to category)

Select "make a file type always open in a different program"

once the list is populated you can adjust whatever you need to.
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ibrahim52Team LeaderCommented:
If the above mentioned solution doesn't work for you.Please visit the link below, a similar discussion was solved.

Referred URL :
ibrahim52Team LeaderCommented:
Well don't mind but that LINK was there in my topic i mentioned, though it wasn't the direct one but still i don't know where did you find it. I am happy that it is fixed :) congrats

go to control panel -> all control panel items -> default programs

then go to either
->  set your default programs
-> associate a file type with a program

ynot8669OwnerAuthor Commented:
ibrahim ...  I did a few google searches and then followed a number of links ...cant be sure of the exact path but as a site it seems to have a few good tools/workarounds.

Hope you also find it useful.
ynot8669OwnerAuthor Commented:
Expert suggestions didnt fix.

Self solvied by More investigations, I found the link as in solution and it works
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