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  1. MB[23] Win User

    How do I fix the error "This file does not have an app associated with it for performing...


    Whenever I try to download a file from a website which provides mods, I get the error "This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page".


    It's only happening on one specific website. I'm getting the error on Firefox. I don't get the error on Edge BUT I still can't download from that website on Edge since nothing happens once I click on the download button. I thought maybe it had to do with the website but I tried a different computer and on my phone and the downloads were fine. How can I fix this?

    :)
     
    MB[23], Feb 14, 2020
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  2. When clicking the files getting error that the file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.

    Hello,

    I understand that when you try to open the file, you are prompted that the files does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. We will certainly help you.

    • What file are you trying to open?
    This issue is caused if the file is not associated with any of the application or program to open it.

    If those files are the pictures as I can see that you are trying to access the picture folder. I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if the issue resolves.

    • Right click on the file and select Open with.
    • Select Photo App or Photo Gallery.
    • Double click and check if you are able to open that file.
    Keep us posted if the issue is resolved. We are glad to help you.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Feb 14, 2020
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  3. " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action." Error in Windows 10.

    Hi MichielO,

    What changes were made in the system using Tuneup Utilities?

    Try:

    Open Folder Options (via control panel), set file explorer open to "This PC".

    If that doesn't help, one of the steps listed in the article might help.

    File Explorer Pinned Taskbar Shortcut File Association Error In Windows 8 And 10

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-explorer-pinned-taskbar-shortcut-association-error/
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Feb 14, 2020
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  4. mandoist Win User

    How do I fix the error "This file does not have an app associated with it for performing...

    File Association Helper in Startup

    from another forum on May 6, 2018:
    You can uninstall File Association Helper in less than 5 minutes. Here are the steps to follow:

    Step 1 — Uninstall File Association Helper via Control Panel

    Simply go to Start > type Control Panel > double click the first result to launch Control Panel.
    Then go to Uninstall a program > locate File Association Helper in the list and select it
    Select Uninstall > wait until Windows completely removes FAH from your PC.
    Restart your PC.
    Step 2 — Clean the Registry Editor

    Now that you removed the program, you also need to remove any traces or file changes associated with it. To do that, you need to open the Registry Editor.

    Go to Start > type “regedit” > launch the Registry Editor
    Locate the following keys and delete them:
    KEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareFile Association Helper
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareFile Association Helper

    Step 3 — Check all the hidden files and folders

    File Association Helper may have left behind various hidden files and folders. In order to completely remove the software, you can also need to delete these files. Here’s how to do that:

    Simply go to Start > type Control Panel > double click the first result to launch Control Panel. On Windows 10, you can also type “Show hidden files and folder” in the search box. Then simply check Show hidden files, folders and drives and jump straight to step number 3.
    RECOMMENDED: Click here to fix common PC issues and speed up your system
    Go to Folder > select Show Hidden Files and Folders
    Locate the following folders:
    CHow do I fix the error "This file does not have an app associated with it for performing... :program FilesFile Association Helper
    C*Biggrinocument and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataFile Association Helper
    C*Biggrinocuments and Settings%USER%Application DataFile Association Helper

    4. Delete them and then restart your PC.

    Step 4 — Empty Temp Folder

    The final step is to clean the Temp folder where all the temporary files are stored. To empty the folder, go to Start and type the %temp% command.

    This will open the Temp folders. You can now empty them. If the system displays an error message when deleting some files, leave them. The files might be in use by Windows services or some running software.

    Step 5 — Use a dedicated tool to remove software leftovers

    After you performed all the steps listed above, you have removed 99.9% of all the files and folders left behind by File Association Helper. However, there may be a few file that escaped your scrutiny. In order to make sure that you have removed all of them, you can also use a dedicated software uninstaller.

    These applications are specially designed to remove the selected application along with all of its files and registry entries. As a result, the application will be completely removed from your PC.

    There are many great uninstaller tools available on the market, but the best are IOBit Uninstaller and Revo Uninstaller so feel free to try any of these tools.
     
    mandoist, Feb 14, 2020
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