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title: TF30082-Team Explorer encountered the following error while launching a document: {0}. | TFS description: Occurs when Team Explorer tries to open a document for editing with another application. ms.prod: visual-studio-tfs-dev14 ms.technology: vs-devops-wit ms.topic: error ms.assetid: 99ee70ef-3389-4f78-a600-3772b70c0022 ms.manager: douge ms.author: kaelli

ms.date: 01/20/2017

TF30082: Team Explorer encountered the following error while launching a document: {0}

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This error occurs when Team Explorer tries to open a document for editing with another application, but the other application is not available on the local computer.

When you use the Open command to read a team project document, Team Explorer calls Internet Explorer (or some other Internet browser) to open and display the document. When you use the Edit command to make changes in a team project document, Team Explorer calls the Web Client service to open the application associated with the document file type. When using the Edit command, one of the following conditions can cause this error:

  • There is no application configured in Windows Explorer (or File Explorer) to handle the file name extension of the document that you are trying to open.

  • The associated application is not installed or is not available on the computer.

To correct this error when there is no application associated with the file type

  1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel, and then double-click Folder Options.

  2. In the Folder Options dialog box, click the File Types tab, and then click New.

  3. In the File Extension text box, type the file name extension, and then click Advanced>>.

  4. In the Associated File Type drop-down list, select the file type, and then click OK.

  5. On the File Types tab of the Folder Options dialog box, select the extension and file type to be associated with an application, and then click Change.

  6. In the Windows dialog box, select Select the program from a list, and then click OK.

  7. In the Open With dialog box, select the program that you want to use to open this file, and then click OK.

To correct this error when the associated application is missing

  1. If you are an Administrator on your computer, install the missing program.

  2. Follow the steps in the section earlier to associate the file type with the application.

  3. If the problem persists, contact your team project administrator.