There Is No Email Program Associated To Perform The Requested Action Error

Trying to send a file on your Windows 10 computer by right clicking on it and choosing the send to mail recipient option will usually allow you to send this file using the installed email client. There are however instances when certain issues can occur such as when you get the “There is no email program associated to perform the requested action” error. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to fix this problem.

Fix The There Is No Email Program Associated To Perform The Requested Action

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and removes any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

Set the default email client

The first thing that you will need to do in this case is to make sure that you have specified a default email client on your Windows 10 computer.

  • Hold

    Windows key and press I

  • Click

    Apps

  • Select

    Default Apps

    from the left pane

  • Select the application under the

    Email

    section

  • Select

    Mail

    (Or an application of your choice) from the newly appeared list

  • Restart your computer.

Check if the “There is no email program associated to perform the requested action error” still occurs.

Use the registry editor to remove corrupt data

There’s a possibility that the problem is caused by corrupt data on the Outlook application. To fix this you will need to delete this data.

  • Hold

    Windows key and press R.

  • Type

    regedit

    and press Enter.

  • Locate and double click

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    from the left pane.

  • Locate and double click

    Software

    from the left pane.

  • Locate and double click

    Clients

    from the left pane.

  • Locate and double click

    Mail

    from the left pane.

  • Locate and right click

    Microsoft Outlook

    from the left pane.

  • Select

    Delete

    and confirm any additional prompts.

  • Close the registry editor.
  • Hold

    Windows key and press I.

  • Click

    Apps.

  • Select

    Default Apps

    from the left pane.

  • Select the application under the

    Email

    section.

  • Select

    Mail.

  • Restart the computer.

Check if the issue still occurs.

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