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Explorer.exe association error opening network PC

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    Explorer.exe association error opening network PC


    This is a strange one. If I double click on any of the 3 PCs in my home network folder I get an error message titled Explorer.exe.

    In the box it says "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this function. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

    BUT if I right click on the icon for the networked PC and chose "open", it opens fine.

    How can I sort this?

    The problem is only with the network PCs, no other folder or program.

    Windows 8.1 Pro with all updates.
    Last edited by anparkinson; 10 Dec 2014 at 00:34.

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    Windows 8.1


    Anyone?
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Explorer.exe association error opening network PC
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