changed "Open with" and can't change it back

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  1. The Doomed

    The Doomed New Member

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    I did by a mistake change the standard
    "open with" when i was trying to load
    a mod into a game i changed a program (exe)
    to a winrar file and alle files on my pc with .exe
    has been changed and cannot be used
    I have even tried to use regedit.reg but without luck
    plz help
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    You might try opening a command prompt window. Type the following command and see what it reports.

    assoc .exe

    If it shows =exefile, this association is already set. If it shows something else, type this:

    assoc .exe=exefile

    This should reset at least part of the associations, but may not solve all problems.

    Edit: If you can't open a command prompt, by the normal method, or double clicking it, we will have to try another method.
     
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  3. Adamsappleone

    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    Hello The Doomed, [​IMG] to Windows 7 Forums,


    Try starting your PC in "Safe Mode" and perform a "System Restore" to a point before you made the change. This should solve all the problems.

    Hope this helps
    Don
     

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