Error message: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action when trying to lodge the BAS in QuickBooks QBi 2008/09

Legacy KB ID: 224

Question

Why do I receive an error message: The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action when trying to lodge the BAS?

Answer

If you are experiencing the error message when trying to lodge/view the qbEAS.XML file, follow the steps below:

How to change the file associated program to view .XML files (Internet Explorer)

For Microsoft Windows XP users:

- From the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel > Folder Options
- Click the File Types tab
- Locate and select XML (XML Document) from the Registered file types list
- Click Change...
- Select Internet Explorer from the Open With window
- Click OK


For Microsoft Windows Vista users:

- From the Windows Start menu, select Default Programs
- Click Associate a file type or protocol with a program
- Locate & click on .XML (XML Document) from the list
- Click Change program...
- Select Internet Explorer from the Open With window (If Internet Explorer is not listed in the Open With window, click on Browse... and locate iexplore.exe [C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer] and click Open
- Click OK


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