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18 Jan 2011   #1
AAA

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
How do i fix...

recently i accidentally used "Open With" on an exe file.. then the program i selected became the default program to open all of my exe files.. even if i change, same things happen. please help me ASAP

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18 Jan 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello triple A and welcome to the Forum.

Have you tried the steps here?

Open With - Change Default Program
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18 Jan 2011   #3
AAA

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

it won't help me
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18 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

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18 Jan 2011   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

can you be a bit more detailed please what program etc?
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18 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AAA View Post
recently i accidentally used "Open With" on an exe file.. then the program i selected became the default program to open all of my exe files.. even if i change, same things happen. please help me ASAP
Do a system Restore
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18 Jan 2011   #7

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations Default File Type Associations - Restore
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18 Jan 2011   #8
AAA

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
thanks stalker.. but the icons are still the same... if i restart the computer will it change to its default icons? or i have to manually change the icons?
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18 Jan 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello AAA,

As Brian mentioned above, you can easily fix this my downloading and merging the EXE option along with the other steps in the tutorial below.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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