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Windows 7: Help with .exe's!


08 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Help with .exe's!

Hey,

Can somebody help me with this problem.. I've accidentally put QTJava as the .exe file openers.. When I opem a .exe file it opens it in .cmd prompt and closes, This means I cant open up any files with .exe can somebody please help me on how to revert this..

PS. I cant open System Restore its a .exe file

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08 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

There's several methods to fix this
Default File Type Associations - Restore
(just scroll down to the exe link)

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

Are the first two that come to mind.
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08 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks I'll have a look at them tommorrow!

Regards Shade.
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09 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The only problem now is that files show up with a page and a picture of a java thingy in it.
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09 Jun 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon
no big deal just restore default icons now.
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09 Jun 2011   #6

 
 

Or --- you could go into Windows Explorer, right-click on any of those .exe files and select Open With. In the menu that opens up, click on "Choose default program" and select the program you actually want to use to open those .exe files. At the bottom of the screen be sure to check: "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file."
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10 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Or --- you could go into Windows Explorer, right-click on any of those .exe files and select Open With. In the menu that opens up, click on "Choose default program" and select the program you actually want to use to open those .exe files. At the bottom of the screen be sure to check: "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file."

Ummmm, no....you can't do that with an .exe file. There is no "program" to open them with. It's a registry fix only for .exe files.
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10 Jun 2011   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Or --- you could go into Windows Explorer, right-click on any of those .exe files and select Open With. In the menu that opens up, click on "Choose default program" and select the program you actually want to use to open those .exe files. At the bottom of the screen be sure to check: "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file."

Ummmm, no....you can't do that with an .exe file. There is no "program" to open them with. It's a registry fix only for .exe files.
Thanks MacGyvr, my bad. I stand corrected. I always thought that .exe files were 'executory' files that executed apps/prgrams.
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