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file association management

  1. #1


    Join Date : Jun 2008
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    file association management

    When I click on a link in an email I get this error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the set association control panel."
    When I try to associate the HTTP and HTTPS to internet explorer 7 in vista the file association manager it will not let me change it, (it currently reads unknown application).

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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: file association management

    Try this:
    Open the Default Programs applet, which you can access either from
    the Start menu or via the Control Panel, then click the first item:
    "Set your default programs."
    After a few seconds, a list of programs comes up. Click on "Internet
    Explorer". If it doesn't respond with "This program has all its defaults"
    then fix it by clicking on the option indicated by the first green arrow.

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    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "jondio" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message news:fe85ab26db0bd2d4062f56302fd8e68a@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > When I click on a link in an email I get this error message "This file
    > does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.
    > Create an association in the set association control panel."
    > When I try to associate the HTTP and HTTPS to internet explorer 7 in
    > vista the file association manager it will not let me change it, (it
    > currently reads unknown application).
    >
    >
    > --
    > jondio

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  3. #3


    Join Date : Jun 2008
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    Vista Home Premium 32 bit
    Local Time: 07:14


      Thread Starter

    Re: file association management

    I checked as you suggested and Internet Explorer responded that "This program has all its defaults"

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  4. #4


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: file association management

    Strange, because that is obviously not true.
    I don't now why your IE won't grab its protocols.

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    "jondio" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message news:9e7d900e72f1190ed573b42da92dc3a5@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > I checked as you suggested and Internet Explorer responded that "This
    > program has all its defaults"
    >
    >
    > --
    > jondio

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Michael Santovec Guest

    Re: file association management

    Do you have any other browsers installed that might be interfering with
    IE?

    Use the following newsgroup for questions or problems with IE6/7
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...plorer.general

    You can also get to the Internet Explorer newsgroups via this web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities...s/default.mspx
    There select Internet Explorer



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    Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm



    "jondio" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:fe85ab26db0bd2d4062f56302fd8e68a@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > When I click on a link in an email I get this error message "This file
    > does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.
    > Create an association in the set association control panel."
    > When I try to associate the HTTP and HTTPS to internet explorer 7 in
    > vista the file association manager it will not let me change it, (it
    > currently reads unknown application).
    >
    >
    > --
    > jondio


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Join Date : Jun 2008
    Posts : 3
    Vista Home Premium 32 bit
    Local Time: 07:14


      Thread Starter

    Re: file association management

    When I said the internet explorer had the message that "This program has all its defaults" it is a true statment, but when I went to choose defaults for the program I noticed that http and https had unknown aplication next to them. I then tried to associate those protocols (http/https) to internet explorer but it won't let me do it.

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  7. #7


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: file association management

    Did you not see Michael's response? This newsgroup is not the
    best place for help with Internet Explorer.

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    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "jondio" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message news:97a68f4632fbf7671083bc9f7328ba60@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > When I said the internet explorer had the message that "This program has
    > all its defaults" it is a true statment, but when I went to choose
    > defaults for the program I noticed that http and https had unknown
    > aplication next to them. I then tried to associate those protocols
    > (http/https) to internet explorer but it won't let me do it.
    >
    >
    > --
    > jondio

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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