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Can't open .exe files?!?

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#1 ferretbeast1


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

Hello, my laptop recently bluescreened. I had to buy a new hard drive and take it in to someone to reinstall windows and all the proper drivers. Now that I finally have it back, I downloaded the installer for Google Chrome and was surprised to find it would not open. It was as if my computer had forgotten how to open an .exe file. I was prompted to select a program to open this "new" filetype, with my options being things like Internet Explorer and Paint. I tried a few other installers like the VLC installer to no avail and have no idea what to do. Can anyone help me?

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#2 technonymous


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:07 PM

It probably has to do with your newly installed Windows isn't yet updated with the service pack and .net framework updates.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:09 AM



1> Press CTRL + R.

2> Type in: cmd

3> Place the EXE file on your desktop.

4> Now type in the command prompt: cd C:/Users/[YourUsernameWithoutBrackets]/Desktop

5> Then, simply type in the filename (THE FULL FILENAME WITH .EXE) in the command bar and press Enter. Does it open?


Please tell me the results. Thanks,



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