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Windows 7: default error program

18 Apr 2010   #1

default error program

Hi guys
I think none of you have face with this problem
I open the (.exe) extension with windows media palyer and I check the "allways use the selected program to open this kind of file" and I click OK
what happen is the extension media palyer come through all of my (.exe) so I can not install or open any software
Anyone can help we with this problem???

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18 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

You need to edit the default associations for that file type.

Control Panel > Programs > Make a file type always open in a specific program.
Scroll through the sets of associations until you find what you need.
Right click the file in question > Properties > General tab > Type Of File > Change > Choose a program from the list
You can also use the registry method to reset the file associations to default:
(Applies to Vista, but should be the same in 7)

warning   Warning
Do not peform registry edits unless you've backed up your registry beforehand.

1. Click Start Menu, and then type regedit in the Start Search and press ENTER.
2. Navigate to the following registry branch:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\[ext]

Replace the [exe] with the actual file extension that you want to restore its file type association to revert back to original Windows default. If you unsure, simply browse through all the sub-key under FileExts.
3. Delete the sub-key named UserChoice.
4. Exit from Registry Editor.
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18 Apr 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello HFM, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you can use the EXE download in the tutorial below to restore all of the default associations of EXE file extension easier to do.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
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