Ooops! Executables associated

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Tutorials' started by zirkoni, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. zirkoni

    zirkoni Honorable Member

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    I was going to hex edit an *.exe-file and I accidentally associated all *.exes to open up in the hex-editor. Now I can't start any applications in that user profile. I know I could do a system restore or just backup the files and delete the account to solve the problem but that would cause some extra work.
    How can I undo the association? (registry edit? where?)
    I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate.

    BTW, how come this is even possible? This little accident disabled my antivirus software (for that account only, after re-start) and it never asked the administrator permission to do that. Isn't that a possible vulnerability?
     
  2. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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  3. zirkoni

    zirkoni Honorable Member

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    Thanks! Problem solved.
     

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