explorer.exe Error. "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action"

I just installed the followig updates to my laptop and now Im getting an error when I try to open any folder in the explorer window. If I right click and then selct open it works but I can not explore it directly by clicking in the folder because I get the error message. I have restoring my laptop to a point before the updates were done and it works again but then the updates are again installed and I have the same problem. It is not a profile problem because I have already created a new account and have the same problem.

The updates are the following

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - January 2011 (KB890830)

Security Update for Windows 7 (KB2419640)

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2483110)

Update for Windows 7 (KB2454826)

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB2412171)

 

Thanks in advance for your help

Vid

 



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Hi

Go to the following website.

File Association Fixes for Windows 7
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/

Read the instructions on that page and then download and apply both the  Directory  and  Folder  fixes.

Let us know the results.

Regards,


Ronnie Vernon MVP – Windows Expert - Consumer
MVP 1999 - Present
Windows Insider MVP

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