Windows Problem Plz Help

I chose to open .exe with notepad and now all my programs are opening with notepad, even the systray. Can anyone tell me how I can get the .exe to open like normal, thanks.

format c: and reinstall everything

Originally posted by muh
format c: and reinstall everything

Is that your works-for-everything solution?
If you have a stain in your shirt, just buy a new shirt?

Which version of Windows are you using?

Found this in the Windows Help:

To create or modify a file type

[ul]
[li]Double-click the My Computer icon.
[/li]> [li]On the View menu, click Options, and then click the File Types tab.
[/li]> [li]To create a new file type, click New Type.
[/li]> To modify the settings for an existing file type, click the type, and then click Edit.
[li]Specify a description for the file type and the filename extension associated with this type of file.
[/li]> [li]Click New to define an action for this file type.
[/li]> If you are modifying an existing type, you can click the command in the Action box that you want to modify, and then click Edit.

[li]Specify the action that you want to define, such as Open or Print, and the command that should run to complete this action.
[/li]> [li]Repeat steps 5 and 6 for as many actions as you want to define for this file type.[/ul]
[/li]

OR simply if you want to open it with something else. Right Click holding Shift and Pick something else. No matter what you pick it wont affect the way your files work normally or when executed.

Originally posted by UpTowN
OR simply if you want to open it with something else. Right Click holding Shift and Pick something else. No matter what you pick it wont affect the way your files work normally or when executed.

Ok, but what to pick for an executable?
I have read this question this morning already, and first thought the same thing. Just goto you filetype manager and change it, but first off all exe’s aren’t listed there and second what on earth you want to change it to open with?! :confused:

ya wookie thats just it, so I just formatted, never found a solution.

1- Open notepad

2- paste text from – copy from next line – to – end copy – in a blank page

3- save as exefile.reg

4 - reboot you pc

5 - start it with F8 key after boot windows message

6 - change dir to c:\windows

7 - write: regedit <fullpathoffile>\exefile.reg

8 - reboot an enjoy !!!

Bye

— copy from next line –
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile]
“EditFlags”=hex:d8,07,00,00
@=“Applicazione”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open]
@=""
“EditFlags”=hex:00,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@=""%1" %*"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers{86F19A00-42A0-1069-A2E9-08002B30309D}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon]
@="%1"

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P.s. sorry for my poor english… i’m Italian :slight_smile: