Can't access file type associations using Default Programs. Windows explorer stops working
When I go to Default Programs and select "Associate a file type or protocol with a program", I get the message "Windows explorer has stopped working" then "Windows is checking for a solution", then "windows explorer is restarting" then the dialog disappears,
sending me back to the desktop. Running win7 ultimate 32bit.
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I’m sorry for the late reply, Glenn. I was filtering by posts that had not received a reply, and since you replied on your own, I mistakenly missed it.
Please try starting your computer insafe mode.
Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer with only basic services and functionality. If an existing problem doesn't reappear when you start Windows in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and
basic device drivers as possible causes.
I would recommend disabling 3rd party applications to see if they are causing the issue. Please try a “clean boot” to see if any
background programs are interfering.