When you click the Windows Explorer shortcut which is Pinned to the Taskbar, or when running explorer.exe directly in Windows 7, the following error message may be displayed with text "explorer.exe" in the title bar.

This 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.

And using the WinKey + E key sequence causes "Unspecified error"

However, Windows Explorer may launch correctly when including additional switches such as /e or /n with explorer.exe, or double-click the (My) Computer icon. This problem occurs due to missing data in the "HKCR\Folders" registry key.

Registry Fix

To fix the problem download Folder association fix (via) unzip and run the REG file. You should be able to start Windows Explorer correctly!


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44 Comments

  1. myystik
    said this on Sunday, October 26th 2014 7:42 am

    Worked!!! Tried everything…you really saved me! THANKS!!

  2. said this on Sunday, July 13th 2014 9:49 pm

    Thanks dude! it worked!

  3. Rodger Baily
    said this on Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 7:02 pm

    You are a Tech Marvel! Thanks Ramesh.

  4. Ima Teetsfarkor
    said this on Tuesday, May 20th 2014 10:11 pm

    Ramesh you rock buddy! Thanks!!!!

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