Error: Windows could not start the application associated with this file for the following reason: no association for file extension when exporting a query to Excel.
Try each of the following steps in order until the error is resolved:
1. Open Windows Explorer 2. Select Tools, Folder Options from the menu bar and select the File Types tab 3. Locate .xls and and verify that it is pointing to Excel 4. Run update/repair on Excel 5. Export to Word to determine if the issue is with Office Suite 6. Export in CSV format