Error message: this file does n ot have a program associated wit

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jennifer346 Posts 6 Registration date Monday June 10, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2013 - Jun 10, 2013 at 01:35 AM
jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020 - Jun 10, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Hi, I was recently tinkering with my computer trying to clean up space on it an dI think I may have deleted something important :/ every time I try to open my Downloads file I get the message
X Explorer.EXE
this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Pleas einsatll a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel.

Also I noticed that the icon for my downloads file is not the same as before...it is just an icon of a blank page with the corner folded over. any help would be much appreciated. thank you so much

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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jun 10, 2013 at 09:40 AM
Hello,
Try this 1
Are you able to open any setup files ?
Good Luck
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jennifer346 Posts 6 Registration date Monday June 10, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Yes, I am
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jennifer346 Posts 6 Registration date Monday June 10, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM
I followed the link and got as far as opening the desktop and then there was no option for safe mode, it only gives me the option for general
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jun 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Hello,

Try this 1

1) When the option appears prompting you to select the OS then select

Windows 7 and press F8 key to go to "Advanced Boot Options".

2) Select the option "Repair Your Computer" and press Enter.

If the problem still exists then let me know if you are able to open any other

applications and also let us know the complete error message.

Good Luck
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jennifer346 Posts 6 Registration date Monday June 10, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013 at 01:25 PM
I'm sorry, I don't follow. How do I get to the option for it to prompt me?
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jun 10, 2013 at 01:51 PM
Hello,
Try this 1
If there is any application setup file then try to open it and check if you are able to get the installation window without any error message.
Try to open any installed application example : Office and let us know that you are able to open it without any error message.
Good Luck
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jennifer346 Posts 6 Registration date Monday June 10, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013 at 01:56 PM
yes, I am able to do it without any error message.
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jun 10, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Hello,
Try this 1
Let me know when you are getting this error message. If possible take a snapshot of it and upload it to https://authentification.site and paste the download link here
Have you tried "System Restore" ?
Good Luck.
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jennifer346 Posts 6 Registration date Monday June 10, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2013
Jun 10, 2013 at 07:22 PM
[code]http://speedy.sh/9HaN7/20130610-111924.jpg[/code] I get this message whenever I try to open the download folder
No, I have not tried system restore
ThankYou for all your help so far
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