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I do dumb things- .exe problem

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Sunbaby, Jan 24, 2003.

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  1. Sunbaby

    Sunbaby Thread Starter

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    Okay okay, so this is what's going on. I have a worm... I get rid of said worm and go through the procedures to clean up the worm. One of the tasks was to run the registry editor, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and change the default for the value type of .exe to "%1" %*. now certain programs won't execute, which makes me think this screwed something up, but I can't remember the original default value type. I was wondering if someone knew it for WindowsME. Thanks! :D
     
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    Running win98se and these are my default values. I would not think that these would change from system to system.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe "exefile

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile "application"

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon "%1"

    jm100dm
     
  5. TonyKlein

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    What Sunbaby is referring to, is the deafult value date for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command

    It's "%1" %*

    However, the Exefix will rebuild the entire key, which is the best and safest way to restore the defaults.
     
  6. jm100dm

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    I would go with Tony's advice. I was typing too slow I guess.

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