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A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« on: May 30, 2016, 01:26:28 pm »
Hello Shane,

It's been quite a while since I posted an error problem, since I rarely have any I can't fix, but this one stumps me.

Using Windows 7 PRO SP1, fully updated. My PC is about as perfect a Windows machine as you can get except for this problem.

I have attached 2 screen shots and will try to explain. First, the Tweaking "Repair File Associations" Fix does nothing for this error.

Also, ALL my files ARE associated with a respective program.  OK, here we go  ......

Let us say that I have a file that I want to change the default association by using the context menu option  ... Right Click on file, Click on

"Open With", Click on "Choose Default Program" ... it is here that I get the pop-up error saying that I don't have a program associated with

the file or that I need to create an association with it. Rest assured, ALL the files that I use have a program associated with them.

I prefer using the context menu option to change the default program rather that going through the Windows Default Programs control panel

nonsense. PLEASE look at my attached screenshots and let me know if you have any suggestions or fixes up your expert guru sleeves.

Sincere Thanks,

Bill Melton



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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 04:52:17 pm »
Thanks, Boggin for the help link  ...   However  ...

I tried all those fix-it  reg merges before I hollered for help.

Look again at my screen shots  ...  this error is not coming from explorer.exe but from the file itself generated when I do this  :

1.   Right Click on the file ( jpg, png, pdf) whatever  ...

2.   Click on "Open With"

3.   Click on "Choose Default Program"   HERE I get the ERROR popup

AND  ...  if there are no other programs that have been used to open the file, the ERROR Popup is generated just clicking on the "Open With"

This is the first time I have encountered this error in 20 years of computing. I could really use some expert help on this one.

Thanks again,

Bill


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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 06:28:56 pm »
Hi, Fabri,
                 here is a possible solution link. Please try it
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/78815-manage-fix-file-does-not-have-program-associated.html
The Bottom line is "Check your hardware first if it supports the task you try".

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 07:44:16 pm »
OK folks,

I thank you for the "Fix-It" links, but I have tried every file extension registry fix listed on both these web pages, and nothing works.

Please understand, all my file types ARE associated with respective programs, and they ALL open as such.

It is when I Right Click the file, click the "Open With" then click the "Choose Default Program" that I get this error.

I know it is a registry problem but I can't find a fix. My PC is OK, all good with CHKDSK and SFC /SCANNOW, no viruses or malware.

I have run every Tweaking.com repair and nothing fixes this. Someone knows  ... "the truth is out there"  ..

I would appreciate hearing from Shane on this if he ever has some time.

Thanks,

Bill


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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 11:34:12 pm »
Hi, I think your computer may have been infected with some trojans which would have changed your exe file with ini. You try to remove these with malwarebytes and jrt and adw cleaner tools, if you have. If you have already done that, please see that it is that exe file changed the file extension ,
The Bottom line is "Check your hardware first if it supports the task you try".

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2016, 01:08:01 am »
Try the operation again and then check Event Viewer to see if it has recorded any Errors.

Reliability history may also have something.

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2016, 04:15:30 pm »
OK people,

I have NO viruses, NO Trojans, No malware, NO spyware, NO adware, NO Hi-jackers  ... NO BUGS AT ALL  !!!

And Boggin, I've looked through the Event Viewer till I'm cross-eyed and can't see anything applying to the error

And I re-ran all new Tweaking.com v3.9.1 repairs and still no fix.

It's time to escalate this to the top level head man. Can you get him to take a look  ??

Thanks,

Bill

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2016, 08:37:32 pm »
Hi, before the headman  comes to the picture, why cannot try this fix
download, extract and run the reg file.
Please take a back up of registry in case needed or create SR before doing the reg modification
The Bottom line is "Check your hardware first if it supports the task you try".

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2016, 08:33:45 am »
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts can you locate that key and export it I wanna see what it looks like. Im curious.
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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2016, 10:48:27 am »
OK Julian, I will get you the reg key you want to see  ...

And I will try the reg fix jraju suggests

Give me some time, gotta go to work for a while

Thanks guys,

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2016, 12:43:03 pm »
Well, we didn't need the big guy after all. It's the "little guys" that get the job done !  LOL !

jraju, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU  !!!!  Your last reg fix DID THE TRICK  !!!  AWSOME  !!

I feel like coming to India and personally shaking your hand !! This was the only fix out of hundreds that I tried that actually worked !

Everything works perfect within my context menu now. I am thrilled to death !

And Julian, I went ahead and attached my FileExt reg export anyway for your curiosity, but the export was done AFTER applying jraju's

reg fix, so it may not have anything in it you were curious about.

I thank you guys so very much, I'm now a happy camper !

SO  ...  Until the next melt down,

fab


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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2016, 07:18:33 pm »
Hi, Fab,
                  I am happy that your issue got resolved
The Bottom line is "Check your hardware first if it supports the task you try".

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2016, 09:54:43 am »
Nice find jraju giving you some karma!
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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2016, 10:19:10 am »
Karma from me as well JR - but can you give us a link to the article ?

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2016, 11:07:07 am »
Yea jraju,

Please post us a link to where you found the fix to my problem. There might be some more good fixes there !

Thanks again,

fab

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2016, 06:23:21 pm »
Hi,
               I wanted to share the link in the first place. But i had a doubt about those fixes. But when i heard that it fixes , and i was sure  this time as the reg. fix is for this particular problem. I even went to edit the reg fix. But the fix contained codes, that i could not understand.
                So, I asked Fab to create SR before trying.
                After i got the reply that it has been fixed, i tried to go to the site from browse history , i accidentally deleted.
                 This is the link, Please use this
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/misc-registry-fixes-for-windows-10-7-8-xp-vista/
This is the first when i search in google. So, i tried the search and got the link. Now that it is in this forum. I could also get it if i forget again
http://www.windowsonlinesupport.com/
               
« Last Edit: June 02, 2016, 06:26:40 pm by jraju »
The Bottom line is "Check your hardware first if it supports the task you try".

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Re: A Very Strange File Association Error From Context Menu
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2016, 08:13:10 pm »
Thanks for posting that link, jraju !

Julian & Boggin need to give you more Karma  !!!

Later,

fab