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Windows 7: File association in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

17 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
File association in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


Ok, here is my problem
Each time i open a .exe file it opens with Notepad, and i see some ASCII code!
now, i searched many forums, and they all says "Open Regedit" and bla bla bla".. or "Open cmd and bla bla bla".. ok that's amazing
regedit.EXE, and cmd.EXE are .EXE files.. when i open the run box, type in regedit it opens a notepad, again with ASCII..
I tried:
- Start >> Default Programs >> Associate a file type or protocol to a program >> but there is no .exe entry!

i guess the way to fix has something to do with the regedit, in order to change tha value associated with .exe files but since i cant open regedit.EXE i need a file that is not EXE which will modify the registry entry! i forgot the name of that file! is it .DAT? O_o

anyway, i would really appreciate it if someone can help me with an answer here :s coz i really don't feel like reinstalling.

P.S1: No, i don't have a restore point, and even if i had i cant open the restore application coz its a .exe
P.S2: I opened the Explorer by typing the URL in the my computer folder, coz again, the explorer is .exe file :/

many many many thanks in advance

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17 Mar 2010   #2


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

dude! I love u! lol
that's exactly what i was looking for!! xD

is there a reputation in this forum? i would like to give u a million! ofc u and that admin Brink!

many thanks man :)

Edit: found it! Added rep.
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17 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello rushd, welcome to Seven Forums!

On the right side of that same tutorial you'll see this box, click that link.

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18 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

hmmm thnx mate.. but..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rushd View Post
Edit: found it! Added rep.
but thnx anyway! ^_^
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