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Windows 7: Need a program associated with it for preforming this action

14 May 2017   #1
Sluggo235

Win7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Need a program associated with it for preforming this action

When ever I start up my computer I get the following message after my home scree is loaded "explorer.ex This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action please install a program or created an association in default program.


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14 May 2017   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello @Sluggo235, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is an .exe file, you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed exe option in the tutorial below may help. It will restore the default association for .exe files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums
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17 May 2017   #3
Sluggo235

Win7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Please forgive me if I wasn't prompt in replying to your solution to my question. This is my first time sending a thank you. I hope I am on the correct site for you to read this. I should mention that I am legally blind (Vietnam war) and sometimes I miss things that are directly in front of me. I am still pondering your answer and I'm sure I will have a follow up question if you don't mind. I am very grateful for your help.
Sincerely,
Carl Eades aka sluggo235
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17 May 2017   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Carl. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

I hope it may help.
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17 May 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sluggo235
Welcome to our forum.

(Vietnam war)
Been there, done that.

As Brink has posted.
Feel free to ask questions. Brink, I, and other members are here to help if we can.

Jack

PS:

Brink has more wisdom than I do but I keep trying.
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