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Windows 7: Can't open .exe, regedit and .misc files in admin account

01 Jul 2013   #1
px01

Windows XP Professional 32bit
 
 
Can't open .exe, regedit and .misc files in admin account

I accidentally changed the restrictions in gpedit.msc to enable listed files. when I restart my computer the admin cannot also open any .exe files. Error says “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.”

I still open some files like firefox, notepad, wordpad but not the command prompt, .bat files, registry and .msc..
I try to run it in safe mode but i cannot access it.
Is there any way to reset the gpedit to default by deleting some files in folder?

Please help


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02 Jul 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello px01,

You could use Option One in the tutorial below to completely reset group policy back to default using a .vbs file.

Local Group Policy - Reset to Default

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Jul 2013   #3
px01

Windows XP Professional 32bit
 
 

Hi, I cannot open the .vbs file, i try other tutorials but it doesnt work. Then i search again troubloe shooting and used system restore. Thanks 4 ur help
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02 Jul 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did system restore sort it for you?
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02 Jul 2013   #5
px01

Windows XP Professional 32bit
 
 

yes but i have now a minimal problem, everytime after startup, the windows defender automaticaly opens and theeres a message that says service has stopped stopped " a problem caused this program to stop."
here is the screen shot:

Can't open .exe, regedit and .misc files in admin account-untitled.png


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03 Jul 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Double check to see if your Windows Defender service is still set to "Started" and "Automatic".

Services - Start or Disable
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03 Jul 2013   #7
px01

Windows XP Professional 32bit
 
 

I set it to stop then manual and try also disabled but its showing again and again in the start up..
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03 Jul 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You would get the message if the service isn't started and running.

In addition, double check to see if you have "Restart the Service" selected for all 3 options like below in the "Recovery" tab in the Windows Defender service properties.

Can't open .exe, regedit and .misc files in admin account-recovery.jpg


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03 Jul 2013   #9
px01

Windows XP Professional 32bit
 
 

Hi, I set the "restart the service" to all 3 options and stopped and disabled the windows defender properties, but when I restart the windows defender keeps autmaticaly opens again..
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03 Jul 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You have to "Enable" and "Start" the Windows Defender service instead of stopping and disabling it.
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