Windows 7 wont open any Folders in Explorer

Custom / CUSTOM
January 14, 2011 at 06:45:22
Specs: Windows 7, 2.998 GHz / 2047 MB
Turned on my computer today and tried to go into a random folder. When I do so I get the error message "the file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel". I have tried looking in the default program list but there is no option to select explorer which I suspect the problem is due to. If I right click and hit open on the folder, it will open and then any files within that folder such as .jpeg or .mp3 etc will open by double clicking.

I remember having this problem years ago with Windows 98 or something but it fixed itself are a restart. I cant seem to fix this. Any ideas ? I am using Windows 7 Ultimate


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#1
January 14, 2011 at 07:00:47
System restore to an earlier date would be easiest but you may have to go to http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass... (I have used some of these files before with no problems) and find the right file for you i think its going to be the folder association fix. Good Luck.

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#2
January 14, 2011 at 07:26:45
Ok so I installed the reg file as suggested and now the folders on my desktop are opening but any folders other that that, inlcuding my hard drive icons in "my computer" or when I open windows explorer and the "libraries" no folders will open unless they are right clicked. I am also getting explorer.exe using 100% of my CPU capacity ??

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#3
January 14, 2011 at 08:29:36
bungee316, Try the Folder and Drive association fixes at the link below.


Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

Tufenuf


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#4
January 14, 2011 at 12:26:01
Its now not giving me the error message but when I click on a folder to open it just freezes and explorer is using 100% system resources as if its stuck ??

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