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Unable to access any drive from my computer window

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Unable to access any drive from my computer window


    Lenovo ThinkPad X230; Mobile DualCore Intel Core i7-3520M, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD

    Windows 8 Pro

    When I click on my computer, the various drives I have connected show up in the main panel, but when I click on any of them (Icons for any drives), I get the error message: "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.....".

    However, in the left side panel, if I click on any of the drives, I have access to them.

    Thanks in advance for the help.
    Last edited by CBNPES; 10 Oct 2013 at 01:59. Reason: add a parameter to my computer - 256 SSD and operation system - Windows 8 Pro

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello CBNPES, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Odd that they will open from the navigation pane, but not directly. As a test, download and merge the .reg file for the listed Drive option in the table of the tutorial below to see if that may help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for drives.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Thank you very much, Brink! The problem was solved.
    I used Drive.reg to restored default drive asotsiation.
    A message appears: REGISTRY EDITOR Cannot import C: \ Users \ Myname \ Downloads \ Drive.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes, or you have insufficient privileges to perform this operation.
    But this is normal. Now again I can not open my drives from Computer panel with double clicks.
    Excuse me for my english.
    Thank you very much again, Brink!
    Last edited by CBNPES; 10 Oct 2013 at 12:27. Reason: I've made a mistake! "I CAN OPEN!"
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Now again I can not open my drives from Computer panel with double clicks.
    Excuse me for my english.
    You're most welcome.

    I'm guessing that you meant that you are able to open drives again. If so, then I'm happy to hear that it was able to help.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Of course, I mean that I CAN open my drives again.
    I have made a mistake when I wrote "I can not".
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries. That's what I had thought you meant.
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