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nt t"Choose the program you wao use to open this file" Windows 7 problem

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#1 MMage


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 09:30 PM

Hello everyone. This site seems to be very helpful so hopefully you can help me fix a problem on my laptop.

Whenever I try to open a program I'm given the "Choose the program you want to use to open this file" message. I read somewhere that I can fix this issue through running cmd but when I try that I'm told the application (C:\\Windows\system32\cmd.exe) is not found.

Any idea on what I can do? Thanks.

edit: sorry about the typo in the title.

Edited by MMage, 26 May 2011 - 09:30 PM.

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#2 Jim Ow

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:17 AM

Hi Mmage

The issues your having can be resolved with the following.
This commonly happens after a fraudulent security tool is removed from a computer.
You will have to apply the following to the Registry, just download the file depending on your operating system (The Vista one will work on Windows 7) and then double click it to merge it to the registry, this should resolve the issue.

Whole list of File Associations

Direct link to .EXE XP Fix

Whole list

.EXE Direct link


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