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Windows 7: .exe file association

21 Mar 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

There is now an excellent tutorial on this subject, that has recently been created by Brink have a look at the link below.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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11 May 2010   #12

windows 7
none of these work

I tried all of the above patches but with no joy. I also tried the microsoft support method, and that didn't work either.

Any suggestions?
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11 May 2010   #13


@ concrnedstudent

Do you have malware active on the System? You need to remove it before applying the fix. Its malware that causes this condition in the first place.

Also, Run SFC after the system is cleaned of malware

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

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11 May 2010   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by concrnedstudent View Post
I tried all of the above patches but with no joy. I also tried the microsoft support method, and that didn't work either.

Any suggestions?
Hello Concrnedstudent, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you give more details on exactly what your specific issue? If it's not exactly the same as the first post, then you would get better help starting a new thread with details on your problem instead of being in this older one.
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07 Jun 2010   #15

windows 7
.exe file not executing


well yesterday i download one .EXE file and accedently clicked on OPEN WITH real player. now all my programms starts in real player. i uninstalled real player but still on the same point.
even followed the following steps but to no avail: Ctrl + Alt + Delete - this will open a menu where you need to:
2.choose "Start Task Manager". When task manager is started on "File", then from the drop down list choose
4."New Task(Run..)" and when program "run" starts type
5."explorer.exe" in the white field, then "ok", this should solve your problem temporarily (windows should work fine now), if so
7.start the "run" program again and type
8."regedit in the white field, then on "ok", this will open the Registry Editor program where you will need to the location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft\ Windows NT \ Current Version \ Winlogon -(don't forget to click on Winlogon, not just that little triangle in front of it) when you done that on the right side will be a list of files
11.double click the "Shell" file
12.change the text in the text box "Value data:" to "explorer.exe"
12b. restart your computer and windows should run as normal.

i've downloaded LIMNEOS's exe file but to no avail.

still when i click on any program, even when i try to open REGEDIT, it ask me for chosing a program to open REGEDIT.
im really in trouble, please help me for geting rid of this problem.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sohail View Post
look at Barefootkid's post, it has a link to a tutorial so that it you can change the exe association to its default...
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07 Jun 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

sohail, hit start and type default programs. There should be a way to remove realplayer from the list.

Or, do this: Default File Type Associations - Restore

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15 Aug 2010   #18
John 7

Windows XP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Try running the attached .reg file and let us know of how it goes.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

9,000,000,000 Thanks To You MAN
YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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15 Aug 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello John 7, welcome to Seven Forums!

Glad you found a solution.
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15 Aug 2010   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit on Toshiba NB100
RE : Solved .exe file association

he done a wrong .exe by mistake , he tol me that all the .exe looks like an exes , so thanks for solving his problem , he's my friend
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