Group Policy and Explorer.exe


  • Hi Guys,

    We are currently having an issue where all users are unable to access the "Documents" folder or any profile related folder when using Windows Explorer.  I believe that there may be a GPO issue but i cannot locate where this would be setup.  Users get the following error when accessing the "Documents" folder:

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

    This issue also only exists for users who are not Administrators

    Any help is appreciated


    • Edited by PICA IT Monday, September 16, 2013 3:22 AM update info
    Monday, September 16, 2013 3:15 AM


  • If you guess it's GPO related. I only know Run only specified Windows applications and Don't run specified Windows applications. Those only prevent users from running programs that are started by the Windows Explorer process. Under User Configuration-> Policies-> Administrative Templates-> System.



    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:16 PM

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