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    New Lounger
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    When I open the My Computer icon and click the mouse over one of my drives that are listed I get the following error, 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. Well I don't see how to do this and why wouldn't windows explorer open up and display the contents of the drive?

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    Sounds like you've been doing some tweaking that whent bad?? I've never actually come across this behavior from explorer before.
    I would completely bypass going through "My Computer" in favor of pinning "Windows Explorer" to the taskbar and setting it's properties to target
    "%windir%\explorer.exe /e," (without the quotes).

    Something similar with a potential explanation/fix...
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RC Build 7100/ unexpected failure with Windows Explorer (explorer.exe)
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    Silver Lounger
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    Liam, good morning.

    "When I open the My Computer icon and click the mouse over one of my drives that are listed I get the following error"

    Try the Computor in Start -> right column menu shows: Computor. It will show you the same page but let us hope that the path is better. ( Maybe not ! )

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