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Exe file asscoiations

  1. #1


    Stavros69 Guest

    Exe file asscoiations

    I have a crash with vista when I was loading and update to Coral Painter.
    All my exe files now open with Acrobat. I cannot open my programs. What is
    the file association for opening programs in Vista. Where is it loacated?

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  2. #2


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Exe file asscoiations

    Click the Start Orb then Help & Support. Enter "file associations" in the
    Search Help field at the top of the Help Pane.

    "Stavros69" <Stavros69@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E75B8535-38F7-483A-84FD-C625BB3C1A2D@microsoft.com...
    >I have a crash with vista when I was loading and update to Coral Painter.
    > All my exe files now open with Acrobat. I cannot open my programs. What
    > is
    > the file association for opening programs in Vista. Where is it loacated?



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  3. #3


    bomb#20 Guest

    Re: Exe file asscoiations

    Stavros69 wrote:
    > I have a crash with vista when I was loading and update to Coral
    > Painter. All my exe files now open with Acrobat. I cannot open my
    > programs. What is the file association for opening programs in
    > Vista. Where is it loacated?


    It is in the registry.
    Open a blank text document and copy and paste this:


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command]
    @="\"%1\" %*"
    "IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"


    Save the document and change the extension from TXT to REG.
    Right-click the new reg file and select ' Merge '.



    ..



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  4. #4


    bomb#20 Guest

    Re: Exe file asscoiations

    bomb#20 wrote:
    > Stavros69 wrote:
    >> I have a crash with vista when I was loading and update to Coral
    >> Painter. All my exe files now open with Acrobat. I cannot open my
    >> programs. What is the file association for opening programs in
    >> Vista. Where is it loacated?

    >
    > It is in the registry.
    > Open a blank text document and copy and paste this:
    >
    >
    > Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command]
    > @="\"%1\" %*"
    > "IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"
    >
    >
    > Save the document and change the extension from TXT to REG.
    > Right-click the new reg file and select ' Merge '.
    >
    >
    >
    > .


    Sorry, I forgot the Merge command uses an exe file (regedit.exe.)
    This should work. Copy and paste this into a blank text document.

    [Version]
    Signature="$Chicago$"
    Provider=Admin

    [DefaultInstall]
    AddReg=UnhookRegKey

    [UnhookRegKey]
    HKLM, Software\CLASSES\exefile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
    HKLM, Software\CLASSES\regfile\shell\open\command,,,"regedit.exe "%1""




    Close the document and change the extension from TXT to INF.
    Right-click the new inf file and select ' Install ' .

    ..






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  5. #5


    Adam Hill Guest

    RE: Exe file asscoiations

    That didn't help me, here is how I fixed it. Seems file associations are
    stored at a user level now as well. Cut and paste this into a .txt and rename
    to .reg

    -----------------------------------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithList]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithProgids]
    "exefile"=hex(0):

    ---------------------------------

    adam...

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  6. #6


    Adam Hill Guest

    Re: Exe file asscoiations

    That did not work. Seems that file extension default openers are stored at a
    user level as well.

    ------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithList]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithProgids]
    "exefile"=hex(0):

    ----



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  7. #7


    Adam Hill Guest

    Re: Exe file asscoiations

    That did not work. Seems that file extension default openers are stored at a
    user level as well.

    ------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithList]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithProgids]
    "exefile"=hex(0):

    ----



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