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Can't open any .exe files - even System Restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by klafert, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. klafert

    klafert Flightless Bird

    If I click on any programs it pops up and tells me that there is no
    association. I know how to association a file extension normally. If I
    click on Excel it gives me the error. Yet if I click on an Excel file then
    it will open the file. If I click on Notepad gives me the association error
    yet again if I click on a file saved in Notepad it opens that file. I tried
    to run System Restore but I get the same error. The exact error message is :
    This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    Acton. Create an association in the Folder Options control Panel. I notice
    when I go there there is no file extension for .exe. Not sure if there
    supposed to be one. I going to start up my laptop to compare. IN the
    meantime thought I post this question just in case. Do I need to run System
    Restore and how can I do this - I hoping not to reinstall Windows XP
    Professional - that is my operating system. I assuming I can re-install all
    programs but hoping this isn't necessary.
     
  2. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "klafert" <klafert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:85D12EA7-A75E-4387-BFE6-37ABD1F65AA8@microsoft.com...
    > If I click on any programs it pops up and tells me that there is no
    > association. I know how to association a file extension normally. If I
    > click on Excel it gives me the error. Yet if I click on an Excel file
    > then
    > it will open the file. If I click on Notepad gives me the association
    > error
    > yet again if I click on a file saved in Notepad it opens that file. I
    > tried
    > to run System Restore but I get the same error. The exact error message
    > is :
    > This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    > Acton. Create an association in the Folder Options control Panel. I
    > notice
    > when I go there there is no file extension for .exe. Not sure if there
    > supposed to be one. I going to start up my laptop to compare. IN the
    > meantime thought I post this question just in case. Do I need to run
    > System
    > Restore and how can I do this - I hoping not to reinstall Windows XP
    > Professional - that is my operating system. I assuming I can re-install
    > all
    > programs but hoping this isn't necessary.


    See:
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell
     
  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    klafert wrote:
    > If I click on any programs it pops up and tells me that there is no
    > association. I know how to association a file extension normally. If I
    > click on Excel it gives me the error. Yet if I click on an Excel file then
    > it will open the file. If I click on Notepad gives me the association error
    > yet again if I click on a file saved in Notepad it opens that file. I tried
    > to run System Restore but I get the same error. The exact error message is :
    > This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    > Acton. Create an association in the Folder Options control Panel. I notice
    > when I go there there is no file extension for .exe. Not sure if there
    > supposed to be one. I going to start up my laptop to compare. IN the
    > meantime thought I post this question just in case. Do I need to run System
    > Restore and how can I do this - I hoping not to reinstall Windows XP
    > Professional - that is my operating system. I assuming I can re-install all
    > programs but hoping this isn't necessary.


    Run the fixes for .exe and .lnk extensions.

    Fix File Associations.
    http://dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  4. klafert

    klafert Flightless Bird

    Thanks so much!!! Course it works!!!

    "Elmo" wrote:

    > klafert wrote:
    > > If I click on any programs it pops up and tells me that there is no
    > > association. I know how to association a file extension normally. If I
    > > click on Excel it gives me the error. Yet if I click on an Excel file then
    > > it will open the file. If I click on Notepad gives me the association error
    > > yet again if I click on a file saved in Notepad it opens that file. I tried
    > > to run System Restore but I get the same error. The exact error message is :
    > > This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    > > Acton. Create an association in the Folder Options control Panel. I notice
    > > when I go there there is no file extension for .exe. Not sure if there
    > > supposed to be one. I going to start up my laptop to compare. IN the
    > > meantime thought I post this question just in case. Do I need to run System
    > > Restore and how can I do this - I hoping not to reinstall Windows XP
    > > Professional - that is my operating system. I assuming I can re-install all
    > > programs but hoping this isn't necessary.

    >
    > Run the fixes for .exe and .lnk extensions.
    >
    > Fix File Associations.
    > http://dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
    >
    > --
    > Joe =o)
    > .
    >
     
  5. klafert

    klafert Flightless Bird

    Thanks so Much - This works!!

    "Donald Anadell" wrote:

    >
    > "klafert" <klafert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:85D12EA7-A75E-4387-BFE6-37ABD1F65AA8@microsoft.com...
    > > If I click on any programs it pops up and tells me that there is no
    > > association. I know how to association a file extension normally. If I
    > > click on Excel it gives me the error. Yet if I click on an Excel file
    > > then
    > > it will open the file. If I click on Notepad gives me the association
    > > error
    > > yet again if I click on a file saved in Notepad it opens that file. I
    > > tried
    > > to run System Restore but I get the same error. The exact error message
    > > is :
    > > This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    > > Acton. Create an association in the Folder Options control Panel. I
    > > notice
    > > when I go there there is no file extension for .exe. Not sure if there
    > > supposed to be one. I going to start up my laptop to compare. IN the
    > > meantime thought I post this question just in case. Do I need to run
    > > System
    > > Restore and how can I do this - I hoping not to reinstall Windows XP
    > > Professional - that is my operating system. I assuming I can re-install
    > > all
    > > programs but hoping this isn't necessary.

    >
    > See:
    > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "klafert" <klafert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B83BE6ED-546D-4BC3-B157-C895C8433FCC@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks so Much - This works!!


    You're welcome, glad you got it sorted out.

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    > "Donald Anadell" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "klafert" <klafert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:85D12EA7-A75E-4387-BFE6-37ABD1F65AA8@microsoft.com...
    >> > If I click on any programs it pops up and tells me that there is no
    >> > association. I know how to association a file extension normally. If
    >> > I
    >> > click on Excel it gives me the error. Yet if I click on an Excel file
    >> > then
    >> > it will open the file. If I click on Notepad gives me the association
    >> > error
    >> > yet again if I click on a file saved in Notepad it opens that file. I
    >> > tried
    >> > to run System Restore but I get the same error. The exact error
    >> > message
    >> > is :
    >> > This file does not have a program associated with it for performing
    >> > this
    >> > Acton. Create an association in the Folder Options control Panel. I
    >> > notice
    >> > when I go there there is no file extension for .exe. Not sure if there
    >> > supposed to be one. I going to start up my laptop to compare. IN the
    >> > meantime thought I post this question just in case. Do I need to run
    >> > System
    >> > Restore and how can I do this - I hoping not to reinstall Windows XP
    >> > Professional - that is my operating system. I assuming I can
    >> > re-install
    >> > all
    >> > programs but hoping this isn't necessary.

    >>
    >> See:
    >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Donald Anadell
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     

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