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Windows 7: 'Open With' setting changed for .exe files

06 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
'Open With' setting changed for .exe files


Didn't know where to put this posting so I put it here.
I have made a huge mistake, on trying to open a .exe file type I foolishly decided to try and open it with another program and forgot to uncheck the box for doing this on every occasion. I am not stuck with every .exe program opening as IE.
I would try an do a system restore back to last week however the program to do that is a .exe and so cannot be opened. I was wondering if there was any way i could get it to open as normal.


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06 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

You can restore the default 'Open With' settigns using the below tutorial.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
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06 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks for the response, all files are now opening as they should do.

I have one problem left though, all of the .exe files have kept the icon image of IE, I was wondering how I could put this back to default,


EDIT -->
Sorry for that, something changed and now all of the original icons are back, thank for the help
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07 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

No worries, I'm glad I could help.
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