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Default Program for EXE files?


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#1 SantaFebuff

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 05:33 PM

Okay, I have Windows 7, and I accidentally set my default program for a video game to open with as Windows Explorer... I know, long story. Now, every program and icon is Windows Explorer and I can't figure out how to get everything back to normal. :(

Any help is very welcome by me.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:50 PM

When you run an .exe file on a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer, the file may start a different program http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505

Note Windows 7 users should go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


Edited by Union_Thug, 25 November 2011 - 07:56 PM.





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