If you can’t open a file on your computer:

So you go to open a file on your computer, but then:

: you get the dreaded “Windows cannot open this file:” dialogue box.

Uh oh.

Now what?

Well, you have 2 options.

The hard option:

Your first option is to try opening the file with every program on your computer.

Yeah – it’s a bit of a song and dance, but here’s how you do it:

First, right-click on your file, and from the dialogue box, choose “Open with” then “Choose program:

Now select one program at a time and see what happens.

If that program doesn’t open it, rinse and repeat until one does.

A quick heads up: If you have heaps of programs installed on your computer, now may be a good time to stick the kettle on, because this is gonna take a while.

And after all that: if none of the programs can open it?

Then you’re hosed.

And it’s time to put on your detective hat and start pounding the search engines for answers.

Or the easy option:

Your second option is the easy one: Use a program called FileCure.

After installing it, all you need to do is right-click on the file you can’t open.

From the dialogue box select “Scan with FileCure“.


FileCure instantly tells you what program you need to open the file.

And if you don’t have that program installed on your computer?

No problemo:

Because FileCure will guide you to the necessary software so you can download it.

And that’s it – you’re back in business, my friend.

Pretty cool.

And you just saved yourself a butt-load of time and hassle.

Click one of these buttons if you wanna give FileCure a try.

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Requirements: WindowsR 8 (32-bit & 64-bit), 7 (32-bit & 64-bit), Vista (32-bit & 64-bit), or XP (32-bit).