Windows – Choose Default Program dialog does not show up after choosing Open with entry in context menu

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For some time now when I click Open with from Windows Explorer's context menu I'm getting this error

This file does not have a program
associated with it to perform this
action. Create an association in the
Set Associations control panel.

instead of the standard Choose Default Program dialog. I'm getting this error no matter what the extension of the selected file is (as long as there's Open with option for given extension; some extensions do not show this option). How can I fix this?

Best Answer

Check files associations settings

Control Panel -> Default Programs -> Set Files Associations

There you can edit associations for each file type