SOVLED! “MS-Settings:Display This File Does Not Have a Program…”

If you run into the “ms-settings:display This file does not have a program…” error, bugs must have messed up default apps for file types and you have to reset them. Other solutions include resetting Windows Store cache, updating Windows, turning your account into an administrator one, running SFC and DISM scans, using System Restore, etc. You don’t know your way around Windows and need some help to carry out the solutions? In that case, this article is for you. 

The Root Of The Problem

Overall, Windows errors could be caused by many issues but regarding “ms-settings:display This file does not have a program…”, you should keep in mind these suspects:

  • Bugs
  • Windows Store cache
  • Windows 
  • Corruption
  • Account 

A Few Fixes

Reset Default Apps

In layman’s terms, Windows uses different apps to run different files. If default apps for file types bug out, the “ms-settings:display This file does not have a program…” error is one of the consequences. Because of that, it’s a good idea to reset default apps for file types. All you have to do is to go through the steps down below:

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Default Apps and press Enter.
  • Step 2: In Default Apps, scroll down and hit Reset.
  • Step 3: Restart your computer. 

Note: It’s noteworthy that you could change default apps to your liking. To do so, click a category then pick the app. 

Reset Windows Store Cache

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type WSReset.exe and press Enter.
  • Step 3: Allow the process to run all the way.
  • Step 3: Restart your computer. 

Update Windows 

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, pick Update & Security and click Check for updates.
  • Step 2: If an update for Windows is available, download and install it.
  • Step 3: As soon as the update concludes, restart your computer.

Turn Your Account Into An Administrator One 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type lusrmgr.msc and press Enter.
  • Step 2: Select Groups, choose Administrators and hit Add.
  • Step 3: Click Advanced then pick Find Now.
  • Step 4: Choose your account, select OK and restart your computer.

Run SFC And DISM Scans

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type cmd and hit Run as administrator to open Command Prompt with administrator privileges. 
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), type sfc /scannow and press enter to run the SFC scan. 
  • Step 3: After the SFC scan finishes, type the following in Command Prompt (Admin) and press Enter upon the completion of each to run the DISM scan:
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Step 4: Restart your computer.
  • Step 5: When the screen comes back on, determine whether the issue persists.

Apply Changes To The Registry 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, regedit and press Enter.
  • Step 2: In Registry Editor, select File and choose Export to create a backup of the Registry. If things don’t work out the way you want, the backup should let you recover your PC.
  • Step 3: Navigate to  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\classes\, right-click ms-settings and pick Delete.
  • Step 4: Restart the computer.

Use System Restore

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type System Restore and press Enter. 
  • Step 2: Choose System Restore, select a restore point and initiate the restoration. 
  • Step 3: The moment the process completes, www how things turn out.  

Related Questions

How do I change the display resolution?

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Pick System and click Display.
  • Step 2: Select the drop-down menu next to Display Resolution and choose your preferred resolution.

What is the best app to play clips?

It all comes down to individual liking. Films and TV is adequate in most of the cases but you could also use Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC), VLC and so on.

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