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All .exe programs set to default open with iTunes.. need to reset


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#1 kcramer1

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:12 PM

Somehow I set all my .exe programs to oepn with iTunes. I've installed iTunes but still have to manually reset all the programs. I cannot system restore because that program isn't correctly linked either. I found a helpful solution here but I'm lost along the way and am not sure what to do once I have the regfix file downloaded to the desktop.

 

(http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/exe-file-association-windows-7-vista/)

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

I think a problem is I cannot MERGE because it's saved as a .txt file and opens with Notepad. I cannot use regedit because it's not associated with the correct file and I also cannot use cmd prompt.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:17 PM

You download it by right clicking and then "Save target as" or "Save link as", saving it, launching it and then clicking "Yes" or "Accept" if any dialogs should appear.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:44 PM

Yeah, thanks. I was able to do the registry recommendation and I ran the file it said to download but nothing changed. Not able to system restore because it doesn't have the appropriate program associated with it either. Even in safe mode. :(



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 03:18 PM

Try RKill, it should reset the executable file assocation.

 

Choose the rkill.com from the three download buttons on the right.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/


Have you tried turning it off and on again?


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 10:48 AM

This thread is a little old, but if you still need help with your issue, try THIS registry fix instead.

 

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Restart the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file (in Notepad), right-click the file (before opening it) and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

 

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.



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