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set association control panel

  1. #1


    sharon Guest

    set association control panel

    I am trying to open microsoft powerpoint slide show and i get this error
    message: This file does not have a program association with it for performing
    this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel. How
    do i do this?
    --
    sharon

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  2. #2


    David Deley Guest

    Re: set association control panel

    Control Panel -> Default Programs -> Associate a file type or protocol
    with a program.

    Though I haven't had much luck getting Vista to actually use the program
    I tell it to use for a paticular file type. There's a program "Creative
    Element Power Tools", which has an "Edit file type associations" (File
    Type Doctor) which supposedly gives you the power to set file type
    associations, something that Windows XP had by default, but for some
    reason that ability is completely missing from Vista. 45 day free trial,
    so might as well try it to see if it works:

    http://www.creativelement.com/powertools/

    (Though I'm still having problems getting Vista to associate a program
    with a file type.)

    sharon wrote:

    > I am trying to open microsoft powerpoint slide show and i get this error
    > message: This file does not have a program association with it for performing
    > this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel. How
    > do i do this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Like-It-Is Guest

    Re: set association control panel

    Worked very well.

    "David Deley" wrote:

    > Control Panel -> Default Programs -> Associate a file type or protocol
    > with a program.
    >
    > Though I haven't had much luck getting Vista to actually use the program
    > I tell it to use for a paticular file type. There's a program "Creative
    > Element Power Tools", which has an "Edit file type associations" (File
    > Type Doctor) which supposedly gives you the power to set file type
    > associations, something that Windows XP had by default, but for some
    > reason that ability is completely missing from Vista. 45 day free trial,
    > so might as well try it to see if it works:
    >
    > http://www.creativelement.com/powertools/
    >
    > (Though I'm still having problems getting Vista to associate a program
    > with a file type.)
    >
    > sharon wrote:

    > > I am trying to open microsoft powerpoint slide show and i get this error
    > > message: This file does not have a program association with it for performing
    > > this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel. How
    > > do i do this?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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