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Q: Solved: Folder Option Control Panel

Recently I started getting the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Option Control Panel" when trying to access several files such as Favorites, shortcuts, my databases, etc. and I don't know how to eliminate the error messages. Any help?

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A: Solved: Folder Option Control Panel

What file or program are you having a problem with?

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Hi
Ive just switched From win 2k to xp pro (no sp yet) so i hope this isn't just me being dumb

I'm trying to resolve some hardware issues by installing / reinstalling but when i go to the control panel all there is is "ADD HARDWARE"

unless I'm mistaken this panel should read add remove hardware? This is the same for all user accounts including the default administrator account which i have never used or altered.

Please could someone give me a clue as to how to restore this option, or let me know if I'm being dim and its supposed to be that way.
 

A:Solved: missing control panel option ???

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My Control Panel has for some unknown reason changed from showing the Icons and Titles in rows, left to right to a single column list. I cannot get it to view in the manner I prefer (left to right in rows). There used to be a clickable way to change it back and forth but nothing is allowing that change anymore.
Edit addition: I also notice that in Control Panel I no longer have a "Display" icon.
 

A:Solved: Control Panel view option

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There is this folder in my Control Panel, it has no name, nothing whatsoever. The only actions it can do is Open and Create Shortcut, nothing else. It sits as the first icon, before Accessibility Options.

I was afraid to open this folder, for it may be a malware or something. But anti-virus and anti-spyware scans came up clean.

Can anyone help me with this? I always feel uneasy when I see this.

Thanks for all the help.

Regards.

Edit:
Gotta go sleep now, as its already late here in Kuala Lumpur. I'll be back tomorrow.
 

A:Solved: Suspicious folder in Control Panel

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hi to all:

i'm using a Dell Latitude D600 notebook with W2K SP4

my problem:

when i click the Adminstrative Tools and Fonts icons using the Control Panel Folder (path:Start Button/Settings/Control Panel/Administrative Tool OR Fonts), no Administrative Tool nor Fonts folders come out.

i already checked the path the Fonts icon uses and it shows the correct path i.e. WINNT/FONTS. As for the Administrative Tool, I have no idea at all.

2ndly, when using the Explorer, I used to have the Advance Tab in the Folder Options, but for some reason, after I uninstalled most of my softwares, approx 28 uninstalled softwares ( I decided to run and maintain a 'lean' notebook), whenever I open the Folder options menu in the Explorer, I only get the File Types and Offline Tabs. It's important for me to get the Advance Tab back since I use this tab in conjuntion with the improved Advance option reg file found in MDGx.com.

The odd thing is everything acts normal except for the 2 'quirks' aforementioned.

Any help is much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Messed up Control Panel and Folder Options

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I have been trying to get bluetooth to work on my computer but keep failing.

When I went here ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883258

.. I noticed there should be a bluetooth option in control panel requiring it to be activated. I dont have this and I am running XP with SP2.

How can I get this onto my computer?

Thanks
Dz

A:No Bluetooth Option in Control Panel

Hello Dezzmo, Welcome to TSF!

Have a look at this article... A User's Guide - How to navigate the Windows XP Control Panel.
(Click the coloured link.); then, scroll down to around Figure 20: and I think you will find the answer, under Portable Media Devices.

Post Back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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How can a remove or add options to the control panel? in Xp Sp3. Freeware maybe? thanks
 

A:Control Panel Option Removal

what options? You can use group policy to hide/show the control panel and/or allow/stop users fiddling with it.
 

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Quick question, i am using a ATI radeon 700064mb pci and i was wondering what is the difference between, Display:

Plug and play = (name of card)

and

Default plug and play = (name of card)

What happens when i put it on default, more graphics, sound better, faster load times , what?

thanks.
 

A:Question about an option in my control panel

Hi U2K,
My guess is probably nothing. If the default means regarding a monitor that doesn't return a plug and play code to the os, it only allows the most common refresh rates at common resolutions.
If the card identifies the monitor properly, it should disable any resolutions or refresh rates that that specific mon can't or shouldn't run.

Just my .02
 

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1. When trying to open existing or new graphic email attachments, the following error message appears: "This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action. Create an association in the Folders Option control panel." Where do I find this?
2. Have not been able to download Adobe Flash Player. Each time I click "Download" nothing happens. Could the Norton security program be part of this problem?
 

A:Folders Option control panel

Right click on the attachment that won't open and 'save as', save to your desktop. Right click the file and go to 'open with' and choose which program you would like to open the files as a defualt. Make sure the 'Always use the selected appication for files of this type' checkbox is checked and open. Now when you open the attachment in outlook, it should load in the application you selected.
For Flash, go to www.adobe.com and search for standalone flash install. You should find the download page and be able to download a setup file to run locally which shouldn't be affected by norton or any other programs,
Hope this helps,
Stu.
 

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I have XP Home SP3 generally running quite nicely but the other day I noticed when I opened Control panel that the Task Pane no longer gives the option of viewing it in either Classic view or category view.

I have it set for classic view as this is my preference. So there is no problem from my angle. It's just not possible to switch back to category view if I ever choose to in the future.

Kelly's Korner gives a tweak to set the view either way but this does not reinstate the option on the task pane.

Just in case someone is going to suggest it, No I can't do a system restore because it is turned off.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Cheers

A:Control panel no longer gives a viewing option

Hello jackisback

This may be what you are looking for.

Open Control Panel > click tools > select Folder Options > under General tab select

"show common tasks in folders"

This should get the task pane back if you want it back in the future.

Hope this was helpful

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I would like to uninstall a number of programs which I think may be running on start up - the problem is there is no uninstall option when I click on the program in the control panel there is no uninstall option in the program group. Some programs have this option - some dont.

The programs include Yahoo Messenger, McAfee Anti Virus, Norton Internet Security and a few more.
 

A:There is no option to uninstall many programs in Control Panel

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Dear Team,

I want to disable Date Time Option of Control Panel in Administrator User of Windows 7 on more than 100 Individual Computers which are located on different Places.

I can do with help of Group Policy on Single Computer but I want now Automated Process (Like Batch File etc.) which I can made and run on Multiple Computers to Enable and Disable Date Time Option of Control Panel

Please Support for same.

Regards,
Harvinder Singh

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Hi, A few days ago, I made a small purchase.
I bought 2x ZOTAC nVidia GTS 450's and a SLi Bridge connector.

I've read around that the SLi enable option should be available under the 3D section, with the PhysX configuration, but it's just simply NOT there.

Even GPU-Z says that SLi is disabled!

The video cards are installed, I disabled my onboard video from my Motherboard Bios.
But still, it does not let me SLi those bad boys to squeeze max performance out of my pc.

What should I do?


Code:
Video Card:
2x http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500187&cm_re=ZOTAC_GTS_450-_-14-500-187-_-Product

Code:
SLi Bridge connector:
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10450BD3820&vpn=SLI-12CM&manufacture=ARCTIC%20COOLING

A:Dual GTS 450's in SLi. Option does NOT appear in nVidia Control Panel.

For starters you cannot run SLI on an AMD chipset, you need a motherboard with a Nvidia chipset. Short of replacing your motherboard or running a single card, there isn't much you can do other than returning the cards and going with a single card or getting two AMD cards to run in Crossfire if you want dual cards.

Personally I would return them and go with a single card. For what you paid for those two (or at least the price on Newegg at the moment) you could have got a GTX 470 or HD 6950, either of which performs about the same (or a bit faster in some cases) as 2 GTS 450's in SLI.

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Hi, I came across this issue while trying to solve another, the issue of the annoying on-screen caps lock indicator (solved using this method). Many of the solutions I found involved going to control panel-->Display and choosing "Advanced settings" or right click on desktop-->screen resolution-->advanced settings.  My computer does not have a "Display option" in the control panel:It also does not have an "Advanced settings" or similar option in the display settings in the settings menu/through right clicking on the desktop and selecting screen resolution. Why is it seemingly impossible for me to edit anything to do with the display beyond a very basic level? Thanks. 

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Hello All,

I have been trying to solve a Zone Alarm problem, but the fix seems to have turned into a Windows problem. I hope someone can help me.

I've used ZoneAlarm Security Suite for several years now, but during the past year I have been unable to install upgrades. Usually the process gets stuck during the uninstall of the old version. SO this time I tried to manually uninstall first. It seemed to work (via Add/Remove Programs) and then I tried installing the new version, but it got stuck while copying files over.

On the Zonealarm Forum I got some help from someone who gave me some instructions to follow to "completely" uninstall all zonealarm (zonelabs) files. Following these instructions (which I'll post below) appeared to have removed Zonealarm, but I still could not install the new version - it got stuck at the exact same point while copying files over.

So now I don't have the old version and can't install the new version.
Now to the Windows problem. (Thanks for your patience)

Everything else on my PC seems to be working fine. Email, internet, other programs...but then I went to use Photoshop Elements and it started up by showing me the user license and asking for acceptance (which it hasn't done since I installed it over a year ago). I accepted it and then got the following message:Your Adobe Photoshop Elements username, organization, or serial number is missing or invalid. The application can not continue and must close.So I figured this m... Read more

A:Missing Add/Remove option in Control Panel

Hello and welcome to TSF


Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. This starts the Registry Editor. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<Program Name>
( <Program Name> here is Adobe Photoshop Elements)
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In the right-pane, do the following:

Double-click NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0
Double-click NoModify (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0

If NoRemove is set to 1, the Remove button will be unavailable
If NoModify is set to 1, the Change button will be unavailable
info

This should help with Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Now, for ZA.

Try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application using the Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files, registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with a clean slate.

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
Locate and run msicuu2.exe to install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
Locate and launch the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility on the Start menu.
From the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility window, locate the application in the list and click the Remove button.
Once the application has been removed, click the Exit button to close the utility.

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A:Not able to open Add/Remove option in COntrol panel

hai....

os windows 2000 pro if u want to shutdown the system auomatically rastart the system but not shutdown. what kind of problem pls anyone idea please tell.

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So all of a sudden I can't connect to the Internet. I have my wifi switch on my laptop turned on, I've done everything so far so I could get my wifi back on, but it just won't happen. I've rebooted my laptop three times already, did the same thing with the modem, and nothing.
Refreshed and still nothing.
I've uploaded an image so to have a clearer picture of things. Hope it helps.
Please help. I need internet on my laptop.
My OS is win7
 

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i want to disable access to the power option on my pc u know where u can change the power button to do a certain thing cos i want to block safe mode with networking on my pc

1. is there a reg key or cmd line to disable safe mode in windows 7

2. is there a reg key or cmd line to disable the power options in control panel

A:how can i disable power option in control panel via cmd or regedit

please help

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Nothing happens when I click on Add/remove programs in Control Panel.
I am also getting a dialog box at the end of log in saying" Error loading C:\Windows\System32\NvCpl.dll. A dynamic link library initialisation failed.

A:Add/remove programs option in Control panel does not respond

Hello; Try this:

Click Start, run, type cmd /k and press enter.

Type regsvr32 appwiz.cpl and press enter.

Type regsvr32 mshtml.dll and press enter.

Type exit and press enter.

Reboot.

Any improvement?

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I have a Creative Labs and a Logitech z-5500 5.1 sourround system. Originally, everything worked fine so I know this is not a hardware problem. I've recently had to reinstall Windows 7 Ult 64, and now I'm only getting stereo sound out of my 5.1 system. Going into Sounds/Diagnostics in control panel I see there's only an option for STEREO, not 5.1 Surround. When I go to the Creative diagnostics and switch from 2/2.1 sound to 5.1 sound, the drop down menu immediately switches back to 2.1. Any suggestions on how to get my sound system fully functioning? I've disabled the onboard sound in the BIOS of my motherboard and made sure the connectors are installed correwctly.

Thanks!

Chris

A:Stereo only option in Sounds applet in Control Panel

Download the correct 64-bit driver from the Creative support website if you haven't already.
The one installed by Windows 7 Setup may not allow the device to be fully functional.
Creative Worldwide Support

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Do you see an option in the Nvidia control panel for the card specs / increasing clock freq, fan info, etc?
(it is set to Advanced mode)
I removed .75, rebooted into plain VGA and put these new ones on and did another reboot - but i dont see all the info that I used to see previously...?

A:Nvidia control panel option for the card specs?

Cards ID and driver versions should still be there. Increasing clock freq, fans etc is handled by a seperate program - nVidia System Tools with ESA Support. Reinstall this program.

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Catalyst 5.11 drivers were the last to be bundled with the old control panel. At least with 5.11, there was an option between the old control panel and the new CATALYST .net control panel. We are up to version 5.12 and 5.13 and you are now forced to use the new .net Control Panel, the old control is now not an option anymore. By signing this petition you are telling ATi you might be boycotting future purchases of ATi hardware.

If it's possible, spread the word.

http://www.petitiononline.com/ctrlpanl/petition.html





To: ATi

It's time to boycott purchases of ATi products until the old control panel is brought back. We want the option of the old control panel back.

I am an outraged customer of a Sapphire ATI Radeon 9500 Pro. The last set of drivers to support the old (good) control panel has disappeared in Catalyst drivers 5.12 and 5.13 and you are forced to use the CATALYST .net Control Panel. Bring back the old control panel

The new Catalyst Control Center, is

1. Slow

2. Memory hogging

3. Unresponsive

4. Crash prone

5. Requires the Microsoft .net Framework which is a 23.1MB download from microsoft

6. Takes longer to download than the old control panel.

7. Loads unneccary processes to your system (CLI.exe) which can't be disabled anywhere in the new Control Panel, no for reason at all CLI.exe is loaded

twice.

8. Killing CLI.exe process, the new Control Panel does not load at all, no error message or anything... Read more

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My monitor uses the resolution 1024 x 768, but this morning it's on 640 x 480?
I try to change the resolution back, but the Resolution option is greyed out?
A warning underneath says: If your resolution is below 1024 x 768, some items may not fit on the screen.

Any ideas how to fix yet another Windows problem?

A:Windows 7\Control Panel\Display greyed out my resolution change option

Check your display adapters under Device Manager (Right click My computer>Properties>Device Manager). If there is an exclamation mark next to your video adapter, then there is an issue. Try resintalling the driver (online or CD that it came with, doesnt matter to start). After the install, reboot the system and then verify that the resolution can be changed.

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I'm running windows xp home edition, up to date on critical updates.

grisoft free, free zone alarm, ewido free spyware, spyware blaster, etc etc and none of them show a infection.

computer is about 3 years old a compaq presario with 512k real memory.

It came pre installed from compaq with XP home so I do not have a windows xp install diskette altho I think I did make the cd restore copies when I got the computer new.

My problem is when I go to control panel, remove software option, the screen displays Please wait while the list is being populated and it just runs and runs. I do a ctrl alt delete and bring up task manager and it shows 100 percent CPU utilization with rundll32.exe showing 99 percent cpu utilization.

computer seems to be runing ok, except for this.

my question is does anyone know what is causing this? If I delete rundll32.exe, can I restore it from somewhere as I do not have the XP install disk due to the factory XP install.
 

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Can somebody please tell me where to find the link to this. Have done a search but can't find it any place

Steve

A:God's Control Panel Folder

I think this is what you want,
Control Panel All Tasks List Shortcut

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For some reason I can't view anything that is under the control panel as well as the control panel itself. I can open everything else fine such as pics, music, games, videos. But anything that has to with the control panel I can't see. The task bar says the folder is open but I see nothing.

I have tried the following: ran sfc, it says nothing is wrong, tried to create a new user account, but I can't since it falls under the control panel. I tried to create a new user account through the guest account (I was able to make it an administrator) but it says I can't create a new account with special characters such as $=- etc... I didn't use any special characters at all so I don't know why it's saying that. It seems to me that this is a registry problem, and I'm a little uncomfortable with the registry and don't like to mess with it at all. Worse comes to worse I'm going to try to reinstall windows
 

A:Control Panel folder won't appear

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How do I satisfy a requirement to create an association in the Folder options control panel for an attachment to be opened from an E-mail. the .xls is new to me
 

A:folder options control panel

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"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel"
Please tell me what this means and what to do.

A:Folder Options control panel

It means you tried to open a file with an extension unknown to WinXP. For instance, lets say you want to open a text file and view it's contents. The file will likely have a name, such as "Document", and an extension, such as, "txt". The entire file name would be Document.txt. In this case, when you click on that file, it would open in Notepad, the free text view supplied by Windows.

If you try to open a file with an extension unknown to Windows, you'll get the message shown in your post.

Most files with unknown extension are not meant to be opened by the user because they contain code and aren't really readable. They generally come as part of installed software. So, if you have, let's say, Quicken on your computer, the vast majority of files in the folder 'Quicken' would give you that message if you tried to open them as they are used by the program itself to operate.

File associations that ARE to be opened by the user, such as a jpg file (picture file), that you can download from the internet, need a program to open them. And generally, that association is set during install of a program. If the association becomes lost or broken, you can reinstall that program.

If you have a specific file you'd like to open, what is its extension?

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Problems:
When I open my control panel on the left it shows "title is folders" all my drive contents instead of usual screen....

Folder problems:
In My Document when I click on a folder the search screen pops up instead of the contents of the folder.???????????? Is this normal or am I nuts?

So confused and tried everything to fix both problems....

Can you please help?

Thank you
darkfires

A:help ! control panel and folder issues

Please go to www.housecall.trendmicro.com and do a scan. After the scan go to this site www.greyknight17.com/spyware.htm and follow the instructions. Do Not place your HiJackThis Log in Windows XP Forum, your log should be placed in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum to be analyzed by one of the experts there.

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I am new to forum and this may have been answered before ,but search did not find it.
In C.P click on Folder options and it does not respond. Right click allows to ran as Admin , still no response. Where is the fault ? OS is Vista home premium SP1. Michael

A:Control Panel-Folder options

Hello Michael, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if this may the issue and can help.

Folder Options - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hello, i had a program that i wanted to re-install but the file located in ____C:/program files/____ was accidentally deleted (don't ask how)

anyway, when i go to control panel and add or remove software i try to uninstall it but it says the operation was interrupted, and when i put the disk in to install it, it gives me an error message.

is there a way around this?

A:program folder is gone, but control panel says its still there

try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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question1. - my folder icon in contol panel is not present in windows xp . how can i back my folder icon in cotrol panel.
also folder option in tools menu of directory is also not present.
how can i see hidden files in my system.
 

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question1. - my folder icon in contol panel is not present . how can i back my folder icon in cotrol panel.
also folder option in tools menu of directory is also not present.
how can i see hidden files in my system.
 

A:folder icon in control panel

ravimca_ravi, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 129 (left column) and click on "Restore Folder Options Under Tools" to download a reg file. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Tufenuf
 

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hi,

i can't make the hidden files visible anymore.

i have a hunch that is the firewall that won't apply the saved changes but i am not sure.

here's what i do after i turn on the computer and log on to windows:

start>settings>control panel>folder options>then click on the "view" tab>hidden files and folders: i select "show hidden files and folders">click "apply">click "ok"

and here's what happens after i finish doing it: NOTHING.

the bloody settings just won't apply

anyone knows what's wrong and how to fix it?

thanks
 

A:folder options in control panel

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Where do I find it? I keep getting E-mail attachments that I cannot open which give me the same need for an application which I am supposed to rectify at the Folder Options Control Panel They have different postscripts ie ttx pps etc.
 

A:folder options control panel

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Hi everyone! Its my first time to visit this site find and Im thankful that my friend informed me about this. I just have a problem with my control panel. I cant find the folder options. I already used the MS-DOS> control folders but this keeps on prompting. "this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions effect on this computer" . What should I do with this? I badlyneed this to figure out why my applications icon disappeared and looked like what is shown in the picture. All this started when I installed a desktop theme from microsoft website. Though I deleted and removed the program, still I cant revive the original application icons. Thank you very much and I hope someone can help me with my problem!!!!Thanks again!

A:Control Panel>folder Options Gone

All this started when I installed a desktop theme from microsoft website.Any chance of using a restore point from before it happened?http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/h...temrestore.mspx

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I installedOpen Office and Microsoft Encarta on my laptop and when I try to register them I get the following error message appearing.

"This folder does not have a program assosiated with it for performing this action. Create an assosiation in the folder options control panel"

I know how to get into the file types in the folder options control panel but I don't know what to do from there to remedy. I don't even see Open Office 2.2 in there its still version 1.1. The same could be wrong with Encarta as it was a newer version of it that I installed also.

Can somebody point me in the write direction here.

Many Thanks

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hi
i have windows xp sp2 installed
from last day my computer my document any folder and control panel is not opening when i double click or explore windows shows
'explorer encounterd a problem needs to close.'message
before this problem persuing i was surfing and a error message was displaying
from security software website 'ur pc is infected download software from this site to remove this risk' it was always showing when i click any where on windows
and i accidentally click yes one time.
system restore does not working

A:my comp, my doc, any folder control panel is not opening

Try doing some antispyware scan's and a registry clean up:-
AVG FREE (www.download.com)
Regseeker (www.download.com)

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In Windows XP Pro, if I double click on the Folder Options ikon in the Control Panel I get an "Open With" window asking me to choose the program I want to use to open the file--in other words, I don't get the Folder Options window. The other applications in the Control Panel all seem to work ok. Also, I am able to access Folder Options ok in the Tools menu in Windows explorer. Can you tell me how to fix this problem?
 

A:Can't open Folder Options in Control Panel

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I have this unknown icon in my control panel page which doesn't open and can't be deleted, does anyone know how to delete this? If you do please give me some suggestions
-will post screenshot later
edit*
-is there a way to get rid of it completely

A:Unknown chinese folder in control panel?

Hello Izihuichen,

Without knowing the name or seeing it, you might see if you may be able to hide that Control Panel icon to get rid of it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I have Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3.

I recently got a new modem and some software came with it. I popped the CD into the drive and let it do its thing. Afterwards, I haven't been able to open Control Panel, My Documents, My Computer, or indeed any folder that I have on the Desktop. However, everything else appears to be running quite smoothly.

When I click on any of them, all the icons on my desktop disappear (leaving only the wallpaper) for a few seconds and then reappear, but then nothing happens. If I open an application (e.g. Word), I can still access the files, but I have no way of copying whole folders e.g. onto a USB thumb drive.

I've seen that other people have had similar problems by Googling what I wrote in my title, but haven't been able to find a solution to the problem that a non-techie can understand.

I don't know what the specifics of the modem are, but I suspect that it's the software that came on the CD that made my computer very unhappy. I've since managed to uninstall every bit of software that I can find that is related to BT (whom I got the modem and CD from), to no avail.

Please suggest an approach for me to rectify this. I've just bought a new computer and desperately want to migrate all my data onto that machine!

Thank you.

A:Cannot open Control Panel, My Documents or any Folder

Uninstall modem first.... then perform a system restore... when that’s done, reinstall modem with only the drivers... nothing more.

Let windows find them and when it does it will install only the drivers not the rest of the stuff on the cd... let me know if that works

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I have tried most all the suggestions I have found, but none seem to work to get my font folder in the control panel to open. I wanted to add new fonts, but am having no luck. The computer freezes every time I click on the folder. I have a good virus protection, so that is not the problem.

A:Font folder in Control Panel won't open

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

If you double click the font it should ask to install it. Are you the admin of the computer?

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Some of the items in Control Panel (ie: Add & Remove programs) generate an error of "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing the action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

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When I try to open it a message pops up saying "Your system administrator disabled the display control panel."

So how do I get it enabled?

Tammy
 

A:Cannot open display folder in control panel

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I can't get into any folders, or even the control panel. Everything works fine in safe mode. I can click on a picture and it will open, I can search for a game and it will open, I can even launch config.sys or CMD. When I click on computer or any other folder, the folder appears and spins the search and just stays there. Could this be a registry key?
 

A:Win7 cannot access Control Panel, C:,or any folder

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i have Java 1.7 for both IE & non IE browsers installed and enabled. However, in control panel Java is represented by an empty folder. Clicking the folder returns a message that Java is not installed. However, java runs fine. I cannot access the Java console. I have uninstalled Java and reinstalled it but that does not resolve the issue. Is there a missing file or registry key? Thank you.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8139 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon (TM) HD 7690M XT, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 689009 MB, Free - 610459 MB; D: Total - 22130 MB, Free - 2382 MB; E: Total - 4054 MB, Free - 1103 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1803
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Java folder empty in control panel

As far as I am aware, Java doesn't come in browser specific versions but Adobe Flash Player does. JavaScript (often confused with Java) also has different versions but it is not a separately installable program but is included in your browser software.

If you go here with each browser you have installed, you can get confirmation of your Java version and find out if it is enabled and working in each browser; http://www.javatester.org/ As a bonus you can also check if JavaScript is working!
 

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