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Windows 7: Can not run system files or new .exe´s

27 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium x64
Can not run system files or new .exe´s


I have a problem with my windows 7 home premium x64 system. Whenever i try to run a system file, such as regedit, or any recently downloaded file, i get the message: "Cannot find the file c:\path. Make sure the path and file name are correct" (translated from swedish)
And when i run system restore (which i have to do true recovery mode) i cannot find any restore points, they are all deleted somehow. I can also not run sfc.

Things i have done:
-Scanned for viruses.
-Googled so mutch that my fingers has turned blue.

Any help would be really appreciated!
Allso sorry for possible spelling issues

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 home premium x64


I discovered that the actual problem is that i cant run or do anything that require administrator rights, i.e running regedit or deleting/moving certain files from folders that require me to be an administrator. This problem is really killing me here and as said; any help would be very appreciated!

Thanks in advance // windowsduh
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jul 2011   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Windowsduh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As a test, download and merge the exe and lnk (LNK) options in the tutorial below to see if they may be able to help. That will restore the default associations for these file extensions. This is the usual solution to what you described in your first post.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Is your user account an administrator account?

Hope this helps for now,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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