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.exes arent working. HELP!!!!!

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    .exes arent working. HELP!!!!!


    I am so frustrated. everytime i double click an exe file nothing happens. i have tried running as admin but that doesnt work. for some reason for ALL exe files i try to open they dont work!
    any help?
    i dont believe i have viruses for i am running a fairly new computer and have installed only programs i trust and have used before.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello marshmellow, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, try downloading the .reg file for the listed .exe option in the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help. It will restore the default associations of .exe files.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Thank you Brink.
    You Da Best!!!!!!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    OK the problem is reocurring and the reg file that worked before no longer fixes it. Is there another way?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm sorry to hear that marshmellow.

    If you have a restore point available dated before this started, you could do a system restore at boot using that restore point to return your system back to that point in time to hopefully fix this.
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