How To Fix “File Association Error” When Launching Windows Explorer in Windows 7

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 =

1. Download the registry fix file from HERE
2. Now save  "Explorer Association Error FIX.reg"  File to your Desktop.
3. Now Right-Click on the file and click Merge.
4. Accept the UAC warning.
5. After this your problem will be solved. For better result do a system reboot.

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