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#1 Bucky0882

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 12:20 PM

Microsoft Word has captured my (application).exe files and presents them only in a File Conversion window which won't work.  I know I'm responsible for that corruption though I don't know how I did it.  Any suggestions about eliminating or working around this problem?   



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 12:29 PM

Hello, and Welcome

 

Are you saying that every .exe file has a Word icon associated with it and when you double click the exe file Word want to open it?



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 03:37 PM

Yes, Sir.  I did it, I know, but I really would like to undo ir.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:08 PM

One thing you can try:  See Comment By Grinler .

 

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

Go here and download the exe file association fix. It will download as a zip file. Unzip and double click the reg file. Do this in an admin account. If Double Clicking the reg file does not work try the below method.

 

NOTE:  If your EXE file associations are corrupted, it can be difficult to open REGEDIT, or to even import REG files.  To work around this, press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager.  Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run).  This will open a Command Prompt window.  Enter REGEDIT.EXE and press Enter. In the Menu bar select File Import and browse to the Reg file in the unzipped folder. Click Open.

 

If hamluis's suggestion does not work try the above fix.



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 02:28 PM

THIS fix might also be needed.

 

Save the .reg file to your 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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