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"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action" error message when you open a Binder file
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When you attempt to open a Microsoft Office Binder file, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
The file does not open.
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.
This behavior can occur because Microsoft Binder is not included as part of Microsoft Office XP.
To resolve this issue, Office XP includes a program named Microsoft Unbind. To install Unbind, follow the steps in the "More Information" section of this article. You can use Unbind to extract sections from the binder file that you want to use with an Office XP program.
To unbind a binder file, follow these steps:
Microsoft Unbind is not installed as part of a typical Office XP installation.
To install Microsoft Unbind, follow these steps:
For more information about using Microsoft Unbind, click Microsoft Help on the Help menu, type Open an Office Binder file in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
Article ID: 281931 - Last Review: December 4, 2007 - Revision: 1.6