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[Guide] Can't Open Files in Windows


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#1 Brian_12

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:36 AM

Hi everyone,

I wrote a guide that outlines four methods which can be used to fix this common problem.

Guide: http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/fix-programs

Method 1 - Use a Registry File
Method 2 - Use FixEXE.inf
Method 3 - Use CleanAutoRun
Method 4 - Create a New User Account


I would appreciate any feedback. Let me know if you have problems downloading the files. :)

Thanks,
Brian

Edited by Brian_12, 09 December 2012 - 09:56 PM.


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#2 Brian_12

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

I would really like to get some feedback. Opinion, comments...

Edited by Brian_12, 10 December 2012 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

Update:

- Added a different version of CleanAutoRun (.bat extension)
- Added a screenshot of CleanAutoRun
- Changed the title

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

My thoughts:

If a user absolutely cannot open the file, chances are they don't need it.

Right click->Open with is equally effective. If you don't know what programs can open this type of file, again chances are you shouldn't be playing with it.

Also, you can simply change the default file type associations in Windows.

This is the software equivalent of formatting a drive and manually setting the tracks and sectors.
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