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All of my programs want to open with Notepad

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by gfnilluzzionz, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. gfnilluzzionz

    gfnilluzzionz Thread Starter

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    Well today i was trying to open something with java binary, and i didnt have it anymore for some reason, maybe becaues I got Java 64 bit, but ya, then I clicked notepad, and not I cant fix it? Ive tried reinstalling Java, even got the 32 bit. But I cant find a way to figure this out. Help please its urgent. I think it is a problem with the ".Ink" , but i dont know how to fix it. Only some of the things want to open with notepad, only the ones that are ".exe".
     
  2. ProMedic

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    Hi, try this. Go to start, run and enter "regedit". Now go to following key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe. In right-side pane, change value of Default key to exefile. Now go to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command. In right-side pane, change value of Default key to: "%1" %*


    That's it. Now exit Registry Editor and restart your Windows. Now you should be able to open EXE files without any problem.
     
  3. Phantom010

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    Try THIS.

    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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