Error Message: "File Does Not Have a Program Associated with It" Error Message When You Use the Run Command to Browse to a Web Site
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When you attempt to browse to a Web site by typing the Web address in the Open
box of the Run
dialog box, you may receive the following error message:
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 if both the following conditions are true:
- You turn off access to Microsoft Internet Explorer from the Start menu and desktop.
- You click Start, click Run, type the Web address of the Web site that you want to browse to in the Open box, and then click OK.
After you turn off access to Internet Explorer, you cannot use the Run
command to connect to a Web site by using MSN Explorer.
To work around this issue, use either of the following methods.
Start MSN Explorer, and then type the Web address of the Web site that you want to browse to in the Address
Turn on access to Internet Explorer from the Start
menu and desktop, and then use the Run
command to browse to the Web site that you want. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
- In the Components list, click to select the Internet Explorer check box, and then click Next.
- Click Finish.
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type the Web address of the Web site that you want to browse to, and then click OK.
For additional information about another documented issue concerning the Run dialog box, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Error Message Appears When You Attempt to Access a Web Site by Using the Run Dialog Box
For additional information about how to add or remove Windows Components in Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
HOW TO: Add or Remove a Windows Component in Windows XP
Article ID: 308089 - Last Review: 12/06/2015 05:44:05 - Revision: 3.2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
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