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22-Jun-2012, 02:27 PM #1
Cannot Run EXE files
Greetings and thanks for your help in advance.

I am not able to run exe files. I found the instructions below on MS to edit the registry. No issue on the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe as it was already set to exefile. My issue is that I don't see the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile in the registry. What should I do at this point? Thanks again.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
With .exe selected, right-click (Default) and click Modify…
Change the Value data: to exefile
Browse to and then click on the following registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile
With exefileselected, right-click (Default) and click Modify…
Change the Value data: to "%1" %*
Browse to and then click on the following registry key:

KEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open
With openselected, right-click (Default) and click Modify…
Change the Value data: to "%1" %*
Close the Registry Editor and restart your PC

Last edited by PWayne; 22-Jun-2012 at 02:30 PM.. Reason: Formatting
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22-Jun-2012, 03:00 PM #2
  • Download exefix utility from >Here< and save to Desktop.
  • Double-click the file to run it.
  • This utility fixes the exefile association in the registry automatically.

Restart the PC.

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22-Jun-2012, 03:05 PM #3
Can download, but can't run that either.
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22-Jun-2012, 03:15 PM #4
Go to this page below and go down and click on the exe Executable application files. and download to desktop.

Then right click and see if it says Merge click on that say Yes.

If you do not see Merge then choose open with and choose Registry Editor

Say Yes to Merge and then Restart the PC

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...s-restore.html

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22-Jun-2012, 03:22 PM #5
Ok, merge worked. Reboot?
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22-Jun-2012, 03:24 PM #6
Yep Restart the PC and Hope
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22-Jun-2012, 04:02 PM #7
Good to go! Thanks
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22-Jun-2012, 04:05 PM #8
Nice ....but why did they have problems...something you did or more likely a infection of some sort...so do some scans with your Anti Virus program and the free Malwarebytes.
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