Sometimes you might see an error message “This File Does Not Have an App Associated with It for Performing This Action” while opening a file on the computer. The message indicates that there is no application on your computer to open this File. Below we have mentioned the best solution to resolve this error. Before proceeding towards the steps mentioned steps, I would recommend you restart your computer and check if the issue has been solved or not. If the problem is still their then follow the mentioned steps.
Fix This File Does Not Have an App Associated with It for Performing This Action
Method 1: Open the File with Open With Option
If you think that the app required to open this File is there on your computer, you can use this Open With option. Right-click on the File and choose the option Open With >> after that, select the app that can open this File. You can also choose from the recommended apps to open this File or choose another app if the app you are looking for is not there in the recommendations.
Method 2: Repair your Corrupt System Files by SFC and DISM Scans
Sometimes you might also see the error “This File Does Not Have an App Associated with It for Performing This Action” because of corruption in your System file. This can happen for several reasons, so it is recommended to repair the corrupt file system by using the SFC and DISM scans. Follow the steps mentioned below to do the same
- Press Window + X and select Windows PowerShell (Admin)
- Now run the command SFC/scannow. It will start scanning your System files. This might take 15-20 mins to complete.
So once the scan is complete, check whether the error “This File Does Not Have an App Associated with It for Performing This Action” is resolved or not. If you are still facing this error, then it is recommended to perform DISM Scan.
- Open Command prompt (Run as Administrator)
- Then run the command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /restorehealth
This command will take more types to complete. So wait and let it finish. Once done, type opening the File and check if the error has been fixed or not.
Method 3: Download the Associated app for your File
If you don’t have any app associated with your File, you will need to download the associated apps. If you don’t know which app will open the File, right-click on the File and open properties. From their check, the file extension is associated with that File. Now you can search How to open that file extension on the Web. Download any of the apps that can open File to resolve this error “This File Does Not Have an App Associated with It for Performing This Action.”
Method 4: Your File is corrupted:
Sometimes when you try to open a corrupted file, you might also see the error “This File Does Not Have an App Associated with It for Performing This Action”. In that case, you will need to repair the File. You can run the Windows Troubleshooter to find and resolve the problems with File. Here is the link to the troubleshooter: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/automatically-diagnose-and-repair-windows-file-and-folder-problems-8ca2261a-eb4b-bda1-232c-d88b972438cd
In this article, we have explained why users are getting the error “This File Does Not Have an App Associated with It for Performing This Action” and possible fixes to this problem. Hope you were able to resolve your issue using the methods mentioned in this article.