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Windows 7: All programs open in internet explorer?

27 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
All programs open in internet explorer?

hi. for some reason, all of my programs are opening in internet explorer. All of my desktop icons are, "The white sheet with blue "E" on it". when i open it, it goes in internet explorer 9 thingy where u download stuff. it asks me if i wanna open/save the program in a .INK file. What should i do? P.S. it only does this for desktop programs, i can go in program files x86, and still open them.

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27 Sep 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Can you post a screenshot please?
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Sounds like someone associated all the application icons to IE... try right clicking on one of these icons and choosing open with... then Choose Default Program... whats listed as the default program? <-- Most likely someone chose IE and there is a checkmark next to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"
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27 Sep 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Try this and use the one for lnk (LNK) files and exe files, restore to default.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
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