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Keeps telling me my file does not have a program associated with it and go to folder options in the control pane. Where is it located


When I try to save a file the download window keeps coming up. When I click to open the erro message says "File does not have a program associated with it for performing this function. Create an association in the folder options control panel." Where is this control panel and what kind of association do I make. Usually it was adobe but I don't have that choice

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Jeremy Eramian 2 solutions 17 answers

Try using this link first https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file?esab=a&s=File+does+not+have+a+program+associated+with+it+for+performing+this+function&r=0&as=s

Also it could be the type of file you are downloading. Like if it was a type of text that your default word processor did not accept it would give you that message. Hope this helps, Jeremy Eramian