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Exe file asscoiations

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Stavros69

#1
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?
 
C

Colin Barnhorst

#2
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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bomb#20

#3
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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B

bomb#20

#4
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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A

Adam Hill

#5
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...
 
A

Adam Hill

#6
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):

----
 
A

Adam Hill

#7
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):

----