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Windows 7: Cannot open .EXE files

24 Dec 2009   #1
Denislav

 
 
Cannot open .EXE files

Hi,
It may sound stupid but I really need help solving this problem. Accidentally I set Microsoft Media Center as a default program to open my exe files. Now I can't open any exe file. Can you help me to go back to the default type of opening the files because I don't know what program opens them.


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24 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi Deinslav, Welcome to SF,

You could change the default program under Control panel

Beginner Geek: Set Default Programs in Windows 7 and Vista :: the How-To Geek

This artile should help you in setting up

Hope this helps
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24 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Denislav View Post
Hi,
It may sound stupid but I really need help solving this problem. Accidentally I set Microsoft Media Center as a default program to open my exe files. Now I can't open any exe file. Can you help me to go back to the default type of opening the files because I don't know what program opens them.
The Old Captain gave you good advice and you will be up and running. But after you are, make a system restore point. Whenever you have a problem like this you can just go back using system restore. In fact, by default you should have a new restore point for every day. Merry Christmas

@the captain Merry Christmas
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24 Dec 2009   #4
Denislav

 
 

I cannot find the .exe extension in "Associate a file type or protocol with a program". As for the "Set you default programs" or "Open with...", I don't know what program opens .exe files. .
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24 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Denislav View Post
I cannot find the .exe extension in "Associate a file type or protocol with a program". As for the "Set you default programs" or "Open with...", I don't know what program opens .exe files. .
Type system restore in search. Then go back to a point prior to the problem, it will be fixed with no further problem.
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24 Dec 2009   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Merry Christmas Rich

You could try running the reg file

exefix_vista.zip

Source: http://www.winhelponline.com/article...ows-Vista.html

Hope it helps


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24 Dec 2009   #7
Denislav

 
 

Thanks very much for the help, I really appreciate it. I made a system restore and its all fine now. Thanks again!!!
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24 Dec 2009   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Denislav View Post
Thanks very much for the help, I really appreciate it. I made a system restore and its all fine now. Thanks again!!!
9 out of 10 people dont come by to say ty. Makes us feel so good when we get one. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
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24 Dec 2009   #9
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Denislav View Post
Thanks very much for the help, I really appreciate it. I made a system restore and its all fine now. Thanks again!!!
9 out of 10 people dont come by to say ty. Makes us feel so good when we get one. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Good Job Rich ....
Denislav Thank you for posting back .. Merry Christmas
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24 Dec 2009   #10
Denislav

 
 

Merry Christmas to both of you too. )
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