Does not have a program associated with it

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options Control Panel

The message is saying that you are trying to open or execute a file and that file has an extension “.exe, .pdf, .doc, .mp3” etc… that the system doesn’t have a default program for to run that file. For instance if you are trying to open a .doc file and you get that message the computer is looking for MS Word Viewer or MS Word to open that file.

Sometimes you will have to “associate a file with an application” in other words, tell you browser or operating system what program can be used to read a file type.

You need to choose a program to open it with. If you have saved the file, right click on it, select Open With, Choose Program and select the applicable program. Also tick mark to always open that file type with the program you selected.

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