Can't execute reg/vbs files on Win XP Pro SP2

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JHY-IC

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I have several *.reg and *.vbs files that I would like to execute from the Windows XP Pro SP2 desktop. When I click on either of these two file types, the files open up in what appears to be a text editor.

The contents of the *.reg and *.vbs files is displayed instead of being executed. Anyone know how to fix this problem.

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Hi, usually the way to add the .reg files to the Windows Registry is to Right click them, and answer "Yes" to the "Do you want to add the information to the Registry" question....did you try it that way?

The .vbs ones you just double click to run...

If you do not get that type of message.....see below:

The files also must be saved as *All Files when you download them to the desktop! Did you Save As>All Files and not as text? <this is probably the problem.

Often, forums such as ours here, cannot put up .reg or .vbs files for you to download...so, we use a little trick, and simply rename the files and upload them as a .txt extension.....You, when you download them, have to re-re-name them back to what they were, .reg or .vbs and so on....in order to use them.

If you do try and still cannot get it to work, you just may need to add the Windows Script Host, or that featrure may have been turned off. See below, for more info.

http://www.wilsonmar.com/1wsh.htm

"""One way to disable the execution of ALL such files is from within Windows Explorer. Right-click on a .vbs file (of Type &#8220;VBScript Script File&#8221;) and select Open With. Instead of being executed by the &#8220;Microsoft Windows Based Script Host&#8221; program, Choose Program... and select a program that cannot execute files, such as &#8220;Notepad&#8221; or &#8220;Wordpad&#8221;. This will cause the script file to be opened for editing."""

((Sounds like that is what you are seeing....scripting is disabled))
 
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