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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by albob1948, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. albob1948

    albob1948 Thread Starter

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    At the forefront, please accept my deepest apology for this post as it pertains to many other posts with same subject:

    this file does not have a program associated . . . in the Set Associations control panel.

    Background: HP Pavilion 9000 running VISTA. On 1 Apr (I was the April fool), I acquired a virus (antivirus Vista). I immediately panicked and starting reading/doing to fix. I ran a 'full' McAfee virus scan. During this time of panic, I also did a systems restore. At the end of all this, my email worked along with a few executables and it appears that McAfee quarantined the virus. THIS I AM NOT SURE OF. I tried 'set associations' to no avail (could not find anything to associate) for practically everything without any positive results and most likely did not really know what I was doing. Practically everything is practically everything.

    I have Googled 'this file' and began reading the posts; however, nothing seems to work.

    Basically, I am elated to have what I have; but, really need all programs to work - primarily my ErrorFix, McAfee and Antimalware and some church files.

    QUESTIONS: Our site advertises fixing Vista in 2 minutes - will that help?
    Am I still infected with remnants?

    Again, I apologize for repetition and ask your indulgence. Much thanks in advance.:eek:
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    and that file would be???

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  3. albob1948

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    Sir

    When I Googled 'that file', I was making reference to the error message I get on file associations.

    Is that what you are asking me?

    Thanks

    Albob48
     
  4. albob1948

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    Sir

    After some thought about your question, I believe I know what you are asking. My deepest apology!

    If I try to open 'calculator' which is on my desktop, I get the message on file associations. In fact, even things in the control panel have the same resuslt.

    Another exampe is 'Windows sidebar', which when I open it, I get the properties; but, nothing happens on the desk top that I can see.

    Basically, most file that I try to open get the 'file association' error message.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks
     
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    Try this fix: EXEFIX

    Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the .REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

    Reboot the computer.

    If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
     
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