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How do you remove an "association" on folders

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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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by:ibrahim52
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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 :
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/Flash_Disinfector.exe

or

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

Download Link :
http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/
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by:LHT_ST
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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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by:ibrahim52
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If the above mentioned solution doesn't work for you.Please visit the link below, a similar discussion was solved.

Referred URL :
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-this-file-does-not-have-a-program-associated-with-it-for-performing-this-act-211789.html
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ynot8669 earned 0 total points
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Tried the above suggestion and they did not resolve the problem.

I did a little more searching myself and found this page

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/

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.
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by:ibrahim52
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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
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by:DenzilSmith
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FOR WINDOWS 7

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

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


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by:ynot8669
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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.
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by:ynot8669
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Expert suggestions didnt fix.

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